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Test Drive 101: How to Take Your Prospective New GM Vehicle for its First Road Test

Last updated 6 years ago

It’s important to get to know the car you want before you take it home. Take the time to test drive a new GM vehicle so you make an investment that you are happy with. There are a few basic recommendations you should follow when thinking about buying a new car:


  • Do Your Research: GM produces a variety of new cars, and you should pick one that is right for you. Match your needs to the specs of the right car before you visit Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC. If you know what you want before you test drive, you’ll have an easier time deciding if the car you’ve driven is the one you want.
  • Look Before You Drive: It’s tempting to jump right in behind the wheel of a GM vehicle and hit the road, but first take a look around the car. Make sure it’s easy for you to get in and out, get to know the controls of the car, adjust the seat, and check out the storage space and cup holders. Get comfortable with the car before you go out on the road, and you won’t have worry about tinkering with anything while you’re driving.
  • Enjoy the Ride: Once you have acquainted yourself with the car, turn the key and drive. You want to make sure that you get a long enough ride in to really test out the acceleration, handling, and breaks. If you go out into 5 o’ clock traffic and simply drive around the block, you won’t get the full experience of the car. Go on types of roads that you will be driving on the most, whether it’s city streets or the highway. 

The test drive is just the beginning of your relationship with your new GM vehicle, so make sure you take your time. If you want to test drive a new or used GM vehicle, visit Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC in Youngstown, OH. We sell new and used Chevy, Buick, and GMC vehicles. Check out our website or call us at (330) 460-5983. 



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