How To Test Drive A Car

When you’re looking for a used car in the greater Plymouth, WI area, Van Horn Budget Auto Plymouth has you covered. We have a wide selection of used cars for sale to give you plenty of options. A large part of the vehicle buying process is the test drive. No matter how much research you do, you’ll never know what model is right for you until you’re behind the wheel.


There are a few categories to consider when test driving one of our pre-owned cars, trucks, or SUVs near Manitowoc, WI. These include entertainment and special features, ride quality, functionality, and comfort.

  • Entertainment and special features: While driving, test how easy it is to use the infotainment screen or controls. How do the speakers sound? Can you connect via your smartphone easily? Are there steering wheel controls? If there are added safety features like exterior cameras, also test those out to ensure you have all the visibility you need.
  • Ride quality: Pay attention to how smooth your ride is. Take the vehicle on different types of roads, like a local highway and a busy street. Make sure it’s easy to brake and that you don’t feel each and every bump on the road.
  • Functionality: Are the pedals working properly, or do you have to press them down pretty hard? Does the seat move adequately to accommodate you? Is the steering wheel easy to manage? Make sure everything about the car is functional and suits you.
  • Comfort: Finally, ensure you feel comfortable driving the vehicle, from seat comfort and visibility to space and hands-free controls. If you’re not comfortable during the test drive, you won’t be comfortable after you buy.

Cars to Test Drive

Blue Jeep Compass
jeep wheel

Van Horn Budget Auto Plymouth offers many different used SUVS, trucks, minivans, and cars to test drive today. Pre-owned Jeep models are a good fit for families or travelers, and we also have more luxurious models by brands like Lexus or powerful pickup trucks from RAM. With many different makes in our inventory, your options are nearly endless. Don’t forget to check out our cars under $10,000 if you have a tight budget.

Visit our used car dealers in Van Horn Budget Auto Plymouth today to browse our inventory and start test driving. We can also help you with used car financing services!


Van Horn Budget Auto Plymouth is located at: N5908 Willow Rd • Plymouth, WI 53073
Van Horn Budget Auto Plymouth 43.755083120187386, -87.92257665770298.