Who doesn’t love a test drive? While sometimes they may seem like glorified joyrides, they are actually a vital tool in the car-buying process. Here at Jake Sweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM in Cincinnati, OH, we want you to stop by our dealership in order to take a test drive to make the best decision when it comes to your next new or used car. And before you stop by our dealership, we want you to know these tips for taking a test drive at Jake Sweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM.

1. To get the most out of your test drive, try to ask as many questions as you can. You may even consider bringing a friend who can ask about anything that may slip your mind.

2. Test absolutely everything in the vehicle. If this is going to be your new 2017 RAM 1500, you’ll want to know just how all the accessories work. How powerful is the air conditioning? How loud are the blinkers? How warm do the heated seats get? You don’t want any surprises later.

3. Try to test the car or truck in as many different situations as possible. See how it works in regular traffic as well as on the highway—really put the vehicle through its paces. See how easy it is to get in and out of parking spaces. If it comes with a parking assist system, see how much of the heavy lifting the car does. Consider either taking your test drive around dusk or coming back at night, so that you can get a feel for how the car looks at night—whether or not you like the lighting of the interior or the effectiveness of the headlights.

4. Another reason to set aside a lot of time is so you can test multiple cars on the same day, as it is the best way to be sure you’re getting an accurate comparison.

We can’t wait to get you into one of the impressive automobiles Jake Sweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM has to offer!