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What to Look for During a Test Drive

One of the most important steps in choosing the perfect used vehicle from Tiger Autoplex is the test drive. We choose only the best pre-owned vehicles to place on our lot, but each one isn’t for you. Here, it’s important to us that you find a car, truck, or SUV that you’re proud to drive and that will suit your family for years to come. Here’s what you should look for in a test drive.


Drivers spend a lot of time in their car, and the only way you’ll be happy with a vehicle for a long time is if you’re comfortable in it. Be sure that you can easily get in and out of the vehicle and check to ensure that you have enough head and legroom. It might be a good idea to bring your partner or children along for the test drive to make sure they’ll feel comfortable in the vehicle as well.


The controls and gauges that each driver is comfortable with differ. Spend a lot of time working with the controls and looking at the gauges on the dash to be 100% sure that you’re comfortable using them. Ask our expert sales team if you have any questions. By the time you leave our lot in a car you love, we want to be sure you feel comfortable using everything on it.


Test the acceleration. Is it what you’re comfortable with? Be sure to brake quickly to make sure you feel good about stopping in a compromising situation. Pay special attention to the steering and handling. Make sure the vehicle is responsive to your movements. All of these play a big role in your comfort and safety so make sure that you don’t leave the test drive with any apprehension about driving the vehicle.


Be sure to look at all the cargo space available, including putting the seats down to ensure the vehicle meets your space needs. You might want to bring any car seats or other things that will need to be in the car often to ensure they fit well. We’ll help you test everything out.

Here at Tiger Autoplex, we are comfortable with you test driving multiple vehicles on our lot before making your decision. We’re here to answer any of your questions and make sure that you get into the best used vehicle for you in the Belton area. Call 254-939-9400 today to schedule your test drive.