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A Family Vehicle

For the first 10 years of my life, I was an only child. Then, my younger sister was born. She definitely changed our family for the better. However, after my sister’s arrival, my parents soon discovered the family needed more space. Our house suddenly became too small. In addition to our home, my parents decided the family needed a larger vehicle. So they set out to purchase a minivan. They fell in love with a blue one at a local auto dealership. The kind salesperson allowed my parents to test drive the minivan over an entire weekend. After keeping the automobile for two days, my parents were hooked. On this blog, I hope you will be inspired to begin your search for the vehicle your family will make unforgettable memories in for the next several years.


Things To Look For When You Are Test Driving A Used Vehicle

When shopping for a used vehicle to purchase, it is vital that you are doing everything in your power to make sure that you are getting the best possible vehicle. To do this, you will want to make sure that you are looking for certain things when you test drive it. To know what those things are, you will want to take a few moments to review the following points.

Watch For Nose Dives

You can easily detect in the struts on the vehicle are going bad by hitting the brakes and observing how the front end of the vehicle reacts. If it takes a dive towards the road, then the struts are not properly working and they will need to be replaced. While this may not be a deal breaker when it comes to decide whether you should purchase the vehicle, it is something you will want to take into consideration when you are negotiating the purchase price.

Look For Sprayed Fluid Under The Hood

Sure, you might glance under the hood of the vehicle before even deciding to take it for a test drive and it might appear to be very clean. However, you have no idea when the last time the engine area was cleaned as a part of regular maintenance or as a part of preparation for sale. Therefore, you will want to check under the hood one more time after you have taken it for a nice test drive. This is because during your test drive, the engine oil and transmission fluid were moving around. If there is a current problem with a leak, you might notice some fluid under the hood where there once was not any fluid.

Pay Attention To Spot Slipping Of Gears

You will want to avoid buying a used vehicle with a bad transmission if at all possible. To help you determine whether the vehicle you may be interested in is having any transmission problems, you will want to look for common signs that the gears are slipping. While in the parked position and with your foot on the brake, go from park to reverse. Listen for any major clunking sounds and watch for any jerking movement. Then go from reverse to drive while looking for the same things. The transition from one gear to the next sound not create any noise and the vehicle sound not bounce or jerk forward.

With those few points in mind, you should have a much easier time knowing just what you need to look for when you are test driving a used vehicle. Contact a company like 1 Touchdown City Pre Owned to learn more.