Are you thinking about buying or leasing a new Mazda vehicle? Do you have an interest in one of our pre-owned Mazda models? Either way, we applaud your excellent taste in automobiles!

When they’re in the market for a car, some drivers discount the importance of taking a test drive in the vehicle they want to get. That can be a big mistake which can lead to buyer’s remorse not so far down the line.

Going for a test drive is the only way you can make sure a given vehicle is the right fit for you. That is, taking a test drive will help you determine if a car is right for you if you know how to get the most out of your experience behind the wheel.

Here are some things you can do during your test drive that will help you accurately determine if an automobile is a fit for you:

  • Drive the vehicle for at least 30 minutes on different types of roadways and in varying road conditions like stop-and-go traffic and at highway speeds
  • Be on high alert for things you may not like, such as a noisy cabin or blind spots
  • Check the comfort level of all the car’s seats, including the seats in the rear
  • Inspect the automobile’s cargo area to ensure that it’s spacious enough
  • Test the vehicle’s braking and accelerating abilities
  • Make sure the car has the responsiveness and cornering abilities you’re looking for
  • Try out the vehicle’s comfort and convenience features to see how easy they are to use
  • Ask about the automobile’s safety features and test them during your drive

As your trusted Erie, PA Mazda dealer, we encourage you to contact us for more tips about what you should do during a test drive. Better yet, visit Auto Express Mazda to see what it’s like to test drive your favorite Mazda model today.