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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The do's and don'ts of test driving a car

Are you thinking of buying a new or used car and perhaps not sure how to approach the test drive? A test drive is a hugely important element to purchasing a car; it helps you to get a real feel for the car, allows you to see how it drives on the open road and importantly, enables you to find out if there may be anything wrong with the car. 

 Often people will do a test drive and forget to ask the salesman or owner of the car pertinent questions which they had intended to ask. It can be easy to get caught-up in the moment and perhaps forget about things you should be looking out for in a test-drive, for example, checking if the steering is good, the brakes are working adequately and in the case of a used car, asking when the timing belt was last done. We have put together a list of the do’s and don’ts of doing a test drive to ensure your test drive runs as smoothly as possible and you get real value for your money.

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Driving up steep hills tests a vehicle's power performance under strained conditions