How to Test Drive a Pre-Owned Hyundai

May 5th, 2020 by

Here at Woodhouse Hyundai of Omaha, we know that times are difficult and uncertain right now. However, that doesn’t mean your life has to be put on hold. If you’re shopping for a vehicle, whether it’s a new or pre-owned model like the Hyundai Santa Fe, we’re here to help.

Even though we’re practicing social distancing, we want to give you a few tips on one of the most crucial parts of car shopping: the test drive.

Test the Performance

Test driving a pre-owned car isn’t quite like test driving a new car. With a pre-owned car, you’re going to feel its quirks and personality a little more than a newer model. For that reason, one of the most important things to do is to have an open mind. Pay attention to the steering, suspension, etc. Which parts feel worn or overused? What might you need to fix?

Inspect the Vehicle

Before you even get behind the wheel, you’ll want to perform a pre-test inspection. This is your chance to make note of all the dents, blemishes, and anything else. Do this for the inside of the car as well. Take note of the condition of the seats and center console.

Take Your Time

When test driving a pre-owned car, you’re going to have to accept certain things. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take your time. Try not to feel rushed, even at the dealership. We want you to feel confident about your decision. That’s why we encourage you to explore the entire car and test it out from a driver and passenger point-of-view.

Buying or leasing a pre-owned car can and should be a great experience. As your go-to Omaha Hyundai dealers, we want you to drive away with peace of mind. To test drive a pre-owned Hyundai model, contact us today. 

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