So you’ve fallen in love with a new car model and you want to look into being in one yourself. Here are a couple of things that we may forget when test driving a car.
The spare tires are impartant. Most of the time we don’t know what kind of spare tires we have until we get a flat. Spacesaver spare tires are what many cars come with. Always investigate your new cars spare tire. The space saver is a bad tire, especially on SUVs. It would be fine if you only have a few miles to go on it. But it’s not safe if you have to go a long way. They are limited to how fast you can go. These small tires also don’t grip the road well. Most people don’t realize they may have the option to get the full size spare tire. The dealer may be able to get you a spare tire for free. It’s not a bad idea to negotiate getting a full-size spare at the dealership when getting a car.
Another thing to look at when evaluating your car is how adequate the high beams are for night driving. It’s not as important if you night drive in the city, but if driving in the country a lot it’s best to have good high beams. To maximize your night vision on the road, the LCD display also needs to dim in a sufficient way. If it doesn’t dim at all, then that could be a problem in safe night driving as it is difficult to see. This is vital for driving at night in dark roads, not as important when driving around brightly lit areas.
How about the car’s upcoming product pipeline? It’s good to pay attention. You don’t want to get a great vehicle only to see the manufacturer upgrade it to the next thing a few weeks after you drive off in your car, which becomes relatively “obsolete.” Do your research and find out what’s going on with the series.