Top Tips for Getting the Most Out of Taking Your new Volkswagen on a Test Drive

September 14th, 2022 by

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A Guide to Maximizing Your New Volkswagen Test Drive

Winter is on the way, which means many drivers in the Lee’s Summit area are considering a new vehicle to tackle the upcoming Midwestern weather. Maybe you’re thinking about upgrading to a new Volkswagen SUV so that you can elevate your tailgating game at Arrowhead. Or maybe you want to ride in something more winter capable.

Whatever the case may be, the professionals at VW Lee’s Summit can help you find a new Volkswagen that will have you riding into winter in style. We have the award-winning, all-electric VW ID.4 for those looking to finally end their strenuous relationship with gas pumps. We also have the supersized VW Atlas that comfortably sits up to seven people and offers up to 96.8 cubic ft. of cargo space.

Of course, your new Volkswagen doesn’t have to be an SUV. We also have plenty of sedans and compacts on our lot ready to test drive. That brings us to our next main question that most customers have: “How do you get the most out of a test drive?”

We totally get it. Getting to know a vehicle in such a short amount of time is a big task. Fortunately, we have a tried-and-true two-part checklist for you to follow. Let’s break this down.

#1 – Do a Little Homework on Your New Volkswagen

Car shopping isn’t like it was 20 years ago. You now have all manner of reviews, specifications, high-res images, and a complete dossier of information at your fingertips. The Internet allows you to get familiar with the car before you even set foot in it, which will help later on when you visit a new car dealership near you.

Rather than the sales associate trying to figure out what you want, they’ll be able to steer you in the direction of the car that meets your needs. The best way to study up is by visiting the new vehicles section of our website. In addition to listing out all the highlights and specs of each vehicle, we also provide a payment calculator to estimate your payments. This helps keep customers on their predetermined budget.

Once you’ve got the one or two cars that look like a winner, contact VW Lee’s Summit to arrange your test drive. We’ll make sure we set aside the new Volkswagen vehicles you have your eye on.

#2 – The Best Practices of Test Driving a New Volkswagen

Here’s our goal with test driving: we want you to get so familiar with the vehicle that you are able to make an informed decision about buying it. This means getting you up to speed on how the car performs, its features, and its overall feel. Sometimes you step into a vehicle and it feels “not you.” Other times you step into a vehicle and it fits like a glove. We’re interested in helping you find the latter.

To help you on your quest, here are a few of the best practices for test driving:

Drive it like you own it. No need to dial back your natural driving style on our account. We want you to test out the vehicle in the exact way that you would normally drive it. Feel free to put the pedal to the metal on a few highway merges. Put the vehicle’s suspension end maneuverability to the test. Try out a few hard stops to ensure the brakes are up to your specifications (but do it safely, of course). When you’re done with your test drive, there shouldn’t be a doubt in your mind that this vehicle can keep up with your driving style.

Get to know all the features. Try not to get so caught up in driving the vehicle that you forget about one of the most important aspects – the features. You’ll be hard pressed to find new cars for sale in Kansas City that have superior feature packages to a new Volkswagen. Some of the top ones include Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Adaptive Cruise Control, keyless entry, and heated seats and steering wheel, just to name a few.

Don’t forget to discuss your warranty. Buying a new Volkswagen is a big deal; you’ll want to make sure that your purchase is protected. Fortunately, all new Volkswagen vehicles come with Carefree Coverage as a standard. this suite of protections includes:

  • 2 yrs. Service – Scheduled Carefree Maintenance (2 years or 20,000 miles)
  • 3 yrs. Help – Roadside Assistance (3 years or 36,000 miles)
  • 4 yrs. Coverage – New Vehicle Limited Warranty (4 years or 50,000 miles)
  • 5 yrs. Access – myVW Remote Access

When you visit the Volkswagen service center for maintenance or repairs, Carefree Coverage will appear in your records, making the process simple and easy.

Ready to Test Drive a New Volkswagen? Visit VW Lee’s Summit Today!

If you’re looking for new cars for sale in Kansas City, then look no further than VW Lee’s Summit. We have a wide array of sedans, compacts, and SUVs that are made to fit any driving style and budget. We also have a wide selection of used cars and certified pre-owned vehicles that have undergone a 100+ point inspection.

Drivers wanting to take a test drive of a used or new Volkswagen are encouraged to visit our dealership, conveniently located at 2225 NE Independence Ave in Lee’s Summit, MO. You can also give us a call at (816) 282-0022 or contact us via e-mail using the contact form on our website.

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