How To Make The Most Out Of Your Test Drive

If you’ve ever test-driven a car, you know the basics: Do your research; pay attention to acceleration, braking, steering and handling; don’t be pressured into making a quick decision.

But cars—and the car-buying process—aren’t always that simple; and going beyond the basics could save you time, stress and money. We asked car experts to pop open their trunk of tricks to make your next test drive more efficient and effective.

For All Test Drives

Save time and potential headaches with these suggestions:

For a Used Car

Used cars, of course, can have their own peculiarities. When you’re test-driving one, here’s what to do (in addition to the above steps):

Once you’ve tested and bought that car, make sure you insure it. Get a fast, free quote on auto insurance now from GEICO.

Read More: The car-shopping process can be complicated. Here are some tips on buying and insuring your first car.

By Mark Yarm