There's no shortage of information available online when you're looking for a new car, truck, or SUV. At Mangold Ford, we work hard to provide our customers with a thoughtful and thorough collection of research and informational tidbits on all the models on our website. But reading about your next potential Ford crossover, and driving it in person, are two different things, and we want to make sure you get the most out of your next test drive with these four great tips.

Regardless of whether it's one of our topnotch brand-new Ford models you have your eye on, or a great deal from our collection of used models, a test drive is one of the best avenues you have of making the right decision for your needs. Before you embark on your next test drive adventure, consider these four tips to make it count:

  1. Get to know the features. Meeting new vehicles can be overwhelming and might cause you to overlook little things, like the number of amenities your potential model comes with. We suggest taking a comprehensive look at everything your vehicle does, and doesn't, come with, so you can make an informed decision based on your specific needs. The last thing you want to do is take home a new vehicle and then discover it's missing something you really wanted on your next car.
  2. Recreate your drives. If you regularly find yourself parking in a crowded lot or maneuvering in Eureka, IL traffic, it's best to know how your potential vehicle will behave in those circumstances. We suggest recreating your daily adventures as much as possible, to make sure the model you're considering has the parking ease and drivability you really want.
  3. Sit in every seat. Experience what the ride quality and comfort levels are like from all angles, to make sure the vehicle will fit your family's specific needs for space and legroom.
  4. Get a second opinion. It can be helpful to view your favorite vehicles through the eyes of another person, who might see things different. We suggest bringing your child, spouse, or a friend, to meet your next vehicle, so you can get a full picture of how everyone will feel when they're along for the ride.

Explore our inventories of both new and used vehicles to get started and to compose your list of models you want to test drive. When you're ready to take the next step and get behind the wheel of your next vehicle, contact our team and let us set you up with your next test drive appointment.