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Top 6 Tips To Make The Most Out Of Your Test Drive

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The Top 6 Tips From Your Kia Experts On How To Make The Most Out Of Your Test Drive

We can all agree that there is no better feeling (nearly!) than that new car feeling. Finding your dream car is like a still from the movies, walking into a glossy dealership with kind salespeople before stumbling across the car that just ticks all of your boxes. Simple, right?

At Mantello Kia Roxburgh Park, we aim to make that dream a reality. We like a simple and seamless process for our valued clients, starting with your test drive.

Just like how we all have independent personalities, so do our cars. We may be biased when we say that all of our Kia’s are outstanding, but it’s important to find the right one to suit you. According to research by Dealers Rater, only 55% of car buyers test drive ONE vehicle before making a decision to purchase, and an additional 22% drive only two – shocking, right?

We’ve compiled our top tips to having the perfect test drive you’ve been dreaming of at Mantello Kia Roxburgh Park!

  • Do Your Research

Save yourself the leg work by doing some true, hard homework. This means before coming to our dealership, do your research upfront. According to Think With Google, 92% of shoppers do research before purchasing their vehicle and to be fair, we don’t blame them! Just like we have our own personalities, so do your vehicles each set with a unique purpose to fulfill each unique customer’s set of needs. That’s why we recommend perusing our site for different models you’re interested in and jot down the key features of each vehicle that aligns with your car needs.

We further recommend booking your test drive in advance that way you can prepare questions to ask our friendly and experienced Sales Team. Maximise your time and allow our team to walk you through the gritty details of each vehicle then, who knows – you may be driving out of our dealership instead of walking!

  • Get In And Get Out

We mean it literally! You do need to get in and out to ensure that the dimensions of the car suit you! Head bumping and windshield hitting is not a preferred state to be in from the get-go.

You probably get in and out of your current model at least twice a day – sometimes more! You must make sure you’re comfortable getting in, out and that you can adjust the seats and mirrors to suit your needs – no one needs a sore neck when checking for oncoming traffic!

Take the time to get in and out during your Kia test drive to better understand the motion range of the seats, head rest, mirrors, steering and more!

  • Bring The Whole Family

At Mantello Kia, we like to opt for the philosophy of the more the merrier. Yes – you read that right. Bring the kids, bring the booster, bring them all. This is going to be the only way you can test that the vehicle you’ve been dreaming of can cope with the morning school rush, hockey equipment, growing families, and more.

Whilst you’re enjoying the sleek benefits of a Kia, the kids can ensure they’re comfortable too. Plus, you will have an accurate idea of how your Kia can adapt to your growing family.

  • Ask Lots Of Questions

When you’re purchasing a car, you need to ask the right questions, ultimately, the best benefits for you.

These could include something like:

  • What is the Safety Rating?
  • Is there sufficient storage and cargo space?
  • Are the back seats adjustable?

The latter being one of the most important questions you could ask, with the average age of cars on the road today is roughly 11 years old, say industry experts at IHS Markit. If you haven’t purchased a new vehicle in a while, make sure to ask about the technological features like intuitive safety sensors and more.

Plus, ensure to try pairing your phone with the vehicle of your choosing as it will give you a clear indication on how you’ll live and drive day to day.

  • Drive It Like It’s Yours

There is never a right way to test drive a vehicle, but there are plenty of ways to optimise your drive! the best approach is to think about the way you drive your vehicle daily and make sure that the vehicle you’re thinking of purchasing, can handle it. Make sure you make yourself comfortable from the outset – adjust all seats, mirrors, the whole lot to ensure you’re ready to embrace the entire drive.

Next up, drive it in a variety of environments. Don’t limit yourself to smooth town terrain, but opt for rough roads, carparks, speed bumps and winding roads. This way you can test the car’s capabilities for yourself, the more scenarios – the better! If you can, opt for your daily commute. Some salespeople will allow you to bring the vehicle home to try it in your carport as long as you have the appropriate paperwork.

  • Get A Second Opinion

Sometimes two brains are better than one. Speak to a trusted friend partner or family to help decide if this is the perfect vehicle for you. Triple check that the driver’s seat satisfies your comfort, that it holds your favourite safety features and power options.

According to the ABC, nine in ten Australians spend an average of 90 minutes a day commuting. We hope we can assist in finding the perfect vehicle for you at Mantello Kia.