It is always an exciting time when purchasing a new vehicle, however it is important to know as much information about the vehicle to ensure you are making the correct decision.
When going for a test drive you will first want to examine the exterior. It is recommended to look for any visible indents, scratches or uneven paint jobs. This will give you an indication of the condition of the vehicle.
Moving onto the tyres, you will want to see if they are in good condition as they may need to be replaced. While you are observing the tyres have a look at the tyres wear. Uneven wear may indicate that the vehicles wheel alignment is out.
Once you are happy with the exterior of the vehicle move onto examining the interior. A service book will let you know if the vehicle has had its annual services and what has been attended to. This is a great way of understanding what is under the hood of the vehicle. When examining the interior of the vehicle you want to look for any stains and imperfections. This will give you a bit of on idea of how the previous owner maintained the vehicle.
Next is the test drive, when driving the vehicle ensure that the radio is off so that any clicks, rattling and squeaky sounds can easily be identified. The test drive will also give you an indication of the vehicles handling and performance.
Once you have worked through all these points you will be equipped to make a fully informed decision on the vehicle.
Happy test driving!