Plenty of effort goes into finding the right vehicle when you’re in the market for a new or pre-owned ride. From research to budget, settling down on the perfect model for you can feel like a full-time job. As your Daytona Beach, FL Volkswagen dealership, we want to help you find the right new car for you.

The last step to shopping for a new car is the test drive. While experiencing a model like the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is fun, it’s also a great way to ensure the vehicle you want is right for you. So, we’re providing a quick checklist of what to do and look out for when it’s time to get behind the wheel.

Before you drive the car, there are some areas you’ll want to inspect. Take a walk around to make sure you like everything about it, from the color to the shape. If you drive with a child seat, you’ll want to bring it along to make sure that it fits and is easy to get in and out. Likewise, we advise that you check out the cargo space and various storage compartments. While exploring these areas, make a note of how easy it for you to get in and out of the vehicle and how you feel in the driver’s seat.

Once inside, adjust the seat and take a moment to acquaint yourself with the controls. Make sure everything is easy to use and within reach. Make sure you can easily see out of your windows and that you feel comfortable. During your drive, pay attention to the acceleration, engine and road noise, braking, handling, and suspension. Feel free to tell us what kind of driving you’ll be doing so we can help you test the car in a setting that matches your daily needs.

Here at Fields Volkswagen, we want you to drive off our lot feeling confident and happy about your choice. We’re delighted to answer all your questions and even provide alternative options. For your next test drive, visit our Daytona, FL Volkswagen dealership today.