Test Driving Tips from Bob Smith Toyota

You don’t really know if a new Toyota or pre-owned vehicle is a good fit for you until you take it for a test drive. This is your opportunity to see how the car performs while out and about, and if you feel comfortable in the cabin. Here are a few tips to consider during your test drive from the automotive experts at Bob Smith Toyota.

Ride Comfort

Gauge ride comfort on a stretch of imperfect pavement. Do the potholes, bumps, and cracks in the road rattle your teeth? Or does the suspension make the drive silky smooth? Soft suspensions feel pillowy over holes and ruts, enabling your car’s body to wallow up and down a bit after a big bump. The best vehicles feel controlled over bumps and recover right away.

Comfort isn’t only limited to the suspension. When you’re behind the wheel, you should determine if you have adequate head and leg room once you adjust your seat accordingly. Are the seats heated? Does the backseat have air control? Remember to take into account these small but important aspects of vehicles.

Special Features

Today’s Toyota vehicles for sale at our car dealership near Glendale, CA are loaded with special features such as blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. They are designed to keep you safe and secure while out on the road. Get intimate with these systems on your test drive and see if they are easy to use and helpful. Also be sure to play with the controls and display screen, as you’ll be interacting with them on a daily basis.

The Right Fit

Parking capability is especially important if you live in a city or have on-street parking. Try to park the car and see how it handles maneuvering into tight spaces and if you could seamlessly parallel park.

At Bob Smith Toyota, we’re committed to customer satisfaction. We’ll gladly answer any questions you may have after you test drive a new car. To book an appointment, give our La Crescenta Toyota dealership a call today.