Planning to brighten up your garage with a high end car? Don’t forget to get the test drive of the luxury car before you actually bring it into your garage.
Going out for a test drive calls in a huge adrenaline rush in you when you know that it’s a luxury car you will be getting into. But wait! You need to keep certain points in your mind before you go out for the test drive. Read below to get tips on how to go on a Mercedes Benz test drive.
Ensure your comfort level while sitting as the driver
First of all, try out the seats. The driver seat should be such that you are able to see outside easily. You should be able to steer the wheel comfortably for a long time. You need to see over your shoulder and have a clear view of the side road and also the rear end. Make it support your sides and the front of the bottom cushion, along with a comfortable backrest and headrests. Headrests should be such that they do not push your head too far forward that will be uncomfortable while driving. Check if there is enough headroom and legroom for everyone in your family.
Don’t succumb to the words of the dealer or the salesman
It’s your hard earned money. Decide carefully and do not fall into the over exaggerated praise of the car by the salesman or dealer. Trust your instinct.
Ask for an extended test drive
Try to ask for an extended test drive, rather overnight if possible. A mere 20 minutes’ drive around the dealership area, won’t fetch you anything productive. Take the car to your home.
Drive the car on a highway and check acceleration on the on-ramp, and make sure it is comfortable at freeway speeds. Check vibrations, tracking, power, and comfort.
In case of used luxury car
Open up the hood
Check for signs of leaks or stains in the hood liner, films of oil or dirt on the engine or surrounding parts. In case it got cleaned recently start the power of the car on and keenly observe it running with the hood up for quite a considerable time. Also check under of the car for fuel leakage.
Consult your own mechanic
It is completely okay to take along your known mechanic while you are on a Mercedes Benz test drive who knows your car brand and functionality deeply so as to make you aware of all the tit bits.