What to Look For When Test Driving a Car

January 20th, 2023 by

Mercedes-Benz Test Drives

What to Look For When Test Driving a Car

Top Mercedes-Benz Dealership in Pleasanton

Expect more when you shop Mercedes-Benz of Pleasanton for new and used luxury vehicles. We’re proud of our top customer service ratings and good standing in the Dublin, San Ramon, and Fairview, CA areas.

Our sales professionals strive to make the car buying process enjoyable. They’ll gladly answer your questions on models, trims, features, or take you on a test drive. The experts in our Finance Center work with a variety of local and national lending institutions to find customers the best rates and terms possible.

Make the Most of Your Test Drive

Test driving a new or pre-owned vehicle at Mercedes-Benz of Pleasanton is always exciting. We love the look on our customer’s faces when they get behind the steering wheel of one of our high-performance luxury vehicles and experience true power for the first time.

As fun as it is to drive a Mercedes CLA Coupe or S Class Sedan, we encourage customers who are considering buying a car to pay attention to a number of factors. It’s a good idea to begin the process before you even schedule a test drive. You can start by researching Mercedes models on our website.

Tips for Test Driving a New Vehicle

Think about how you’ll use your new vehicle—daily commute, long distance trips, city driving or highway. Are you most interested in good gas mileage, comfort, style, or performance? These are important questions to think about before and during your test drive.

If you’re planning on long distance travel, test the Navigation system. Make sure it’s easily accessible and simple to use. If you’re concerned about safety, test the driver assistance package and make sure it has the features you want—like Mercedes Blind Spot Assist.

Drivers most interested in performance should take note of important features like rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, manual or automatic transmission, and how the car handles at high speeds and on rough roads. You should always listen to the engine as well, from inside the car and from the parking lot.

Test Driving a Pre-Owned Vehicle

Drivers purchasing a brand new Mercedes-Benz can count on quality inside and out. Testing new features—like the MBUX infotainment system— is always a must, as well as making sure you find the seating comfortable, and the vehicle easy to manuever.

Making the most of a used vehicle test drive is more critical. You want to make sure every system is reliable and in good working order. When you’re buying from an independent seller, you should have the car inspected by a qualified expert.

When you buy used from Mercedes-Benz of Pleasanton, you can rest assured that all our pre-owned vehicles are hand-picked by our experts for quality and reliability. We also inspect and recondition every used vehicle we sell.

The Best in High-Performance Luxury Vehicles

The new year is the perfect time to test drive a new Mercedes at Mercedes-Benz of Pleasanton in CA. Stop by today and check out our extensive lineup of high-performance luxury sedans, coupes, and SUVs.

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