How To Test Drive A Car

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When you’re shopping for a new car, taking a test drive might just be the most important part of the decision making process. At Toyota of Morristown, we want to ensure that you get the most out of your test drive--or test drives. After all, well informed shoppers make the best customers.

To help make sure your test drive is enjoyable, educational, and informative, we’ve put together some tips to help!


Do Your Research

Whether it’s independent research online, exploring our showroom, or talking with our staff, you should get to know the vehicles available before heading out on a test drive. This can help you narrow down your options by ruling out definite no-gos or picking your frontrunners. By narrowing it down to a few test drives, you can have a better idea of which factors will play an important role in your choice. This also helps you to avoid taking too many test drives and losing track of which is which.


Take Notes

Speaking of keeping track, take notes! While doing research, you can write down any questions you have do that you don’t forget to ask our team while taking a test drive at our Summit area Toyota dealership. Jotting down your thoughts after each test drive can also help when it’s time to make your final decision.


Get Comfortable

Before you even turn the key, get behind the wheel and see if it’s comfortable. If you can’t find the sweet spot, let us know--there might be seal or steering wheel adjustments that you don’t even know about! If it’s just not a good fit, though, don’t worry. We’ll help you find a better match.

Check out the back seat and cargo area, too, and be realistic. If you frequently carry a lot of cargo, for instance, make sure you have a reasonable amount of space for your usual load.


Take a Ride

When you finally start up the engine of a new Toyota vehicle for a test drive at our Summit area dealership, take a moment to get acquainted and then drive like you normally would. Ask our team about any options, like selectable driving modes, to make sure you get the full experience.

Don’t hesitate to let us know how you’re feeling during the test drive, either. If anything isn’t to your liking, we might be able to adjust a setting or offer an alternative vehicle that’s more to your tastes. That’s what we’re here for!

At the end of the day, a bit of research and a few test drives will almost always find you behind the wheel of a brand new Toyota that’s a perfect match for you! For more information on the Toyota lineup, or to schedule a test drive here at Toyota of Morristown, be sure to contact us by calling (973) 540-1111 today.

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