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4 Key Tips to Test Driving a Truck

It’s easy to get swept up in the decision making process when making a new truck purchase. We’ve identified a few key tips to keep in mind when testing driving a truck.

Do Some Background Research

No one knows exactly what you’re looking for in a new truck better than you do. Carve out some time in advance of the test drive to do some preliminary research on vehicle ratings, road tests and the features that you prioritize. As you begin exploring options, you’ll start to figure out exactly what you’re looking for in your next truck purchase. Narrowing down to a few models that interest you can help your salesperson identify what aspects of a new vehicle are most critical to you.

Schedule an Appointment

Have you experienced analysis paralysis? With all of the information available online, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and fall into a research worm hole, ultimately never making a final decision! Locking down a time and date on the calendar can help manage the process more efficiently and incentivize you to focus your research energy within a dedicated time frame. Scheduling a test drive at Sunset Trucks has never been easier, simple call our Sumner, Washington location at 253-299-4225 or fill out this brief form online.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

Once you slide into the driver seat of your prospective new truck, don’t hesitate to ask questions or voice any concerns. The team at Sunset Trucks is well-versed in the ins-and-outs of our offerings and serves as a well-educated source of qualified information.

Prepare a Mental Checklist

The car buying process can seem overwhelming, it can help to have a mental list of observations to consider during your test drive. While every driver will have their own preferences, some overarching factors for every driver to consider include steering and handling, acceleration, visibility, braking, cabin noise, comfort, and technology and safety features.

With assistance from a qualified team member, purchasing a new truck can be a painless, strategic process that carefully considers the factors most important to each individual driver. Following our four key tips to test driving a truck can help ensure you’re driving home in a truck that fits your preferences like a glove.

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