If you’ve narrowed down your list of Ford models to a few you want to buy, it’s time to take them out for a spin. Our Ford dealers will let you test drive any vehicles you like, but to get the most out of your test drive, it’s important to keep these helpful tips in mind.

Find Out How Things Work

If you’re shopping for a car, we can assume you know how to drive. But there may be some things you’re unfamiliar with, especially if you haven’t been in a new vehicle for a while. Advanced features – like voice recognition, for example – are now common, so don’t be afraid to ask one of our dealers about how things work.

Test Drive How You Typically Drive

How do you plan to use your new car? Will you use it to drive the kids to and from school, run errands, or commute to work? Be sure to simulate a test drive on the types of roads you’ll encounter regularly. This will give you an idea of how the vehicle handles, accelerates, and maneuvers around traffic.

Consider What’s Important to You

The main thing to remember on your test drive is what matters most to you. If this will be your family’s main car, safety might be one of your top priorities, so ask about the different safety features available. See how things like lane change assist or adaptive cruise control work. If you have a long commute, pay attention to the seats to see if they’re comfortable and supportive.

Visit O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville for Your Next Test Drive

Ready to take a test drive? Come talk to some of the best Ford dealers near Lexington, KY. Whether you’re interested in an SUV like the Ford Edge or a pickup truck like the Ford F-150, you can test them all here.