When you are considering purchasing a new vehicle, one of the first things you will do is take it for a test drive, but do you know exactly what you should look for on your test drive? Check out these 5 test drive tips from All Star Kia of Baton Rouge to ensure you get the most out of your next test drive!
Look at all of your Options
Because certain options and powertrains can greatly alter the feel of a vehicle, it’s important to drive the particular model and trim level you intend to purchase. This is very important to drive the particular trim level you intend on purchasing to see how that trim level drives and feels in comparison to a different model and different trim level.
Take a Look Around
Take note of the vehicle’s fit, finish, and general build quality. Examine certain items that serve as bellwethers for overall craftsmanship, including the quality of the sun visors, glove box, and seat upholstery, as well as the operation of the shifter and how soundly the doors close.
Ease of Parking
Find an empty space on the street and Parallel Park the vehicle. Can you see or accurately judge where the corners of the vehicle are? Does it fit easily in a normal parking space? This is especially important if you live in in the city or go to downtown shops a lot.
Remember to review the vehicle’s safety features, such as the number of airbags, active-safety electronics, and adjustable seatbelts. You salesperson will be able to answer all of these questions for you and probably mention some features that may interest you about the vehicle.
Connect your Phone to the Kia UVO Navigation System
Bring your phone along and connect it to the Kia UVO to get the full experience to how the entertainment system will function on a day-to-day basis. Try making a call, changing the radio station, adjusting the air conditioning system, etc. to feel the ease of using the vehicle.
These are just a few things to remember when test driving a vehicle that you are interested in purchasing. Be sure to always ask your Sales Person and Sales Manager any questions or concerns that you may have. Here at All Star Kia of Baton Rouge, we want to make sure you are completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase. We are readily available and look forward to helping you make that decision.
All Star Kia of Baton Rouge is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Kia line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Kia, come by our Dealership at 5740 Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge and experience Sales, Parts and Service that is really All Star!
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