Test Drive Tips

Test Drive Tips

At Vamos Auto, we pride ourselves on making the pre-owned vehicle buying process as easy as possible. We want you to both enjoy shopping with us, and to love your new ride. Car buying should be exciting, and a big part of making it fun is test driving a few vehicles. It can definitely be exciting to get behind the wheel of a few used car, trucks, or SUVs you are interested in, but it’s important to remember a few things to ensure you end up with the right ride for you. Check out this handy list of our top test drive tips to help you find the perfect pre-owned vehicle.

Pick Something Out Beforehand

One of the best ways to narrow your search get in and out fast is to pick out a few vehicles you are interested in before you ever get to the store. You can search our entire inventory online, and if you take a few minutes to search for your preferred models and features, you can expedite the buying process and get on the road quick!

List Your Top Features

We recommend making a list of your top features, starting with what you absolutely must have. If you know you need third-row seating, you can quickly eliminate anything with only two rows. Then, list out the features you would like but can live without. That way, you can further refine your search after fulfilling all of your must-haves to make sure you are getting a ride you’ll love. 

Friends and Family Welcome

Bringing a friend or family member is a great way to keep you on track and get a second set of eyes on whatever you’re interested in. They can also tell you about all of the passenger comforts that you might otherwise overlook from the driver’s seat.

Make Sure it is Comfortable

We spend a large portion of our lives behind the wheels of our cars, so it is important to be comfortable while driving. Take the time to adjust the seat, mirrors, armrest, and whatever else you can to make sure you will be totally happy in your new ride.

Take it for a Spin

This may sound obvious, but a big part of the test drive is driving! It’s not enough to just loop around the parking lot. Get out on a road and try to drive at a few different speeds. If you can get on the highway safely, we recommend driving down an exit or two to make sure you like how it feels at speed.

Stay Safe

This has been an unprecedented year, and at Vamos Auto, our number one priority is the safety of our customers and staff. With that in mind, we have been diligent in adjusting our practices to ensure a safe and sanitary shopping experience. We offer a full suite of online services, including virtual test drives. If you would rather shop from the comfort of your home, contact us today and we’ll set up an online tour of our inventory!

If you’re ready to take your next pre-owned vehicle out for a spin, come see us at Vamos Auto! We have four Dallas-area locations, serving Terrell, Cedar Creek, Greenville, Dallas, Plano, Garland, DeSoto, Ennis, Corsicana, Athens, Kaufman, McKinney, Royse City, Sulphur Springs, Canton, and Wills Point, as well as a brand-new Waco location, so there’s a Vamos Auto near you! You can even buy nearly 100% online with our Click and Drive program. Just click, pick, and drive! Shop our huge online inventory of pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVS, and get a better buying experience with Vamos Auto! ¡Hablamos Español!