How to Ace the Most Crucial Part of the Car Buying Process

2019 Jeep Wrangler

We all know that the car buying process can be overwhelming and that there are many steps you need to take before going home in the car, truck, minivan, or SUV of your choice. At Glenbrook Dodge Chrysler Jeep, we believe that the most crucial step in the car-buying process is the test drive. Test driving gives the shopper a chance to get the feel of the vehicle without the stressful commitment of making a lease or purchase.

Test Drive Checklist

There are three important elements of every test drive checklist:

  • Comfort: Sometimes, the driver is forced to endure long hours in the seat, whether it’s on a long road trip or in a traffic jam on the way home from work. While test driving, do your best to gauge the comfort level that best suits you, and see if that vehicle meets or exceeds that comfort level. Adjust the seating, determine if there’s enough visibility, and try out the climate control. Of course, if you’ll be riding with passengers often, don’t forget to take into account backseat comfort and space as well.
  • Safety: Our FCA US LLC vehicles near Warsaw, IN come with advanced safety technology that warns you about obstructions from the front, back, and sides. Whether it’s a backup camera or blind spot monitoring, see how these amenities work while on the road. Are they necessary for you? Do you like the extra set of eyes?
  • Performance: Feeling for the deceleration and acceleration as you engage the pedals gives you the opportunity to get an idea of the car’s power. Again, comfort is key. A car’s responsiveness is a huge part of the driving experience, so getting an early sense of how the pedals feel can be very important. Don’t forget to pay attention to steering effort and how the transmission shifts.

Cars to Test Drive

For growing families, our Fort Wayne, IN dealers recommend test driving the Chrysler Pacifica, which comes with the innovative Stow ‘n Go® storage system that gives you and your passengers ample space to store all your items. For the off-road fanatic, we suggest the Jeep Wrangler, which is built with adventure in mind, especially when equipped with 4×4. For the speedster, the Dodge Charger should be at the top of your list. This vehicle gives you a taste of the real meaning of the power and handling.

If your next question is “Can I go for a test drive today?” The answer is “absolutely!” Come visit our new and used car dealership located at 100 W. Coliseum Blvd in Fort Wayne. We hope to see you soon!