Getting potential Vicksburg, MI customers out to their local Chrysler dealership to test drive vehicles isn’t the hard part. People love test driving cars, especially when they’re as good as the ones that we sell here at Vicksburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM. The hard part is convincing people that there’s actually a right way to test drive automobiles that has very little to do with how fast they accelerate or how loud the grumble of the engine is.

In fact, there’s a whole checklist of things test drivers should consider when taking their vehicles out for a spin. Here’s a few things to remember when trying out your own new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, or RAM automobiles:

  • Do your research. Things go smoothest when customers walk into the dealership with an idea of what they like and what they can afford. Best not to wing that part of the process.
  • Inspect the vehicle. Aside from how it looks, you also need to consider the interior materials, the comfort of the seats, the location of the mirrors, and all sorts of other things that matter even before you turn the ignition.
  • Focus on the little things while driving. Test drivers love to see how quickly a vehicle accelerates, but it’s also important to pay attention to how it steers and how it brakes.
  • Listen. How quiet is the vehicle at highway speeds? A lot of internal noise can be a bother, but vehicles like the 2017 RAM 1500 can offer all the engine power a customer desires without making them go deaf in the process.

Once you’ve done all that, it’s time to have a conversation with one of our Vicksburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM sales associates about financing and driving that vehicle home. Or, if it isn’t right for you, take the next vehicle on your list out for a spin and start the process all over again! Stop by to take one of our new or used Jeep SUVs for a drive today!