If you see a vehicle that you are interested in, schedule a test drive with us today! Take a look at our inventory and let us know if a vehicle catches your eye. If you come across any questions, feel free to contact us and we would be happy to help!

At Huffines Hyundai Plano, we know your time is valuable, and we want to make the most of your visit to our dealership to guarantee you find a vehicle you love. That's why we suggest scheduling a test drive in advance to ensure that you have access to the cars, trucks, or SUVs you're interested in and the opportunity to check out their features in person.

If you're interested in a new or a pre-owned vehicle near Plano, Texas, visit Huffines Hyundai Plano. We're here to make this process stress-free and enjoyable so that you can get back on the road in the Hyundai you want as soon as possible. 

Why Is It Important To Schedule a Test Drive?


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We understand that you have a busy schedule and it may be challenging to carve out time to check out the vehicle you're interested in and take it for a test drive. That's why we encourage scheduling a no-obligation test drive in advance so you can find a time and date that works for you and plan ahead to make sure that you're able to take the Hyundai you're interested in for a spin. 

You can even plan to drive multiple vehicles on the same day so that it's easy for you to compare their features and performance and find the car, truck, or SUV that fits your needs and lifestyle. While you can browse our wide selection of new cars and pre-owned vehicles online, taking one for a test drive allows you to learn more about its comfort level, engine, and interior details. 

During a test drive, make sure to listen and look for things you like about the vehicle. Consider whether you think it's a practical choice for your profession, hobbies, and the size of your family. 

Tips for a Successful Test Drive

Understanding strategies for a successful test drive can help you get the most out of the experience and make sure that you learn what you want to know about the vehicles you're considering. Following helpful tips can help you stay focused on your priorities and take advantage of the opportunity to see how the car performs in real time before making a purchase. Check out our suggestions to help you have a fun test drive while learning about the vehicle's key features.

Consider the Feel of the Ride

While you can browse reviews online and hear about others' experiences driving the car you want, nothing compares to trying it out yourself! A test drive lets you consider the feel of the ride and notice whether the suspension, horsepower, and torque provide the power and performance you're looking for or whether you should try a different model that offers a smoother ride or faster acceleration. Consider whether the steering system makes the car easy to control and whether it feels light enough for city driving if you plan to use the vehicle for your daily commute. 

Evaluate the Brakes

Brakes are an essential aspect of any vehicle you consider, and a test drive lets you evaluate their precision and assess the braking distance. Think about whether the car makes smooth stops and how easy it is for you to make quick stops when necessary. Although you can read about the engine's performance and exterior features online, it's hard to judge subtle details, like the brakes, without testing them in person.

Test the Vehicle's Maneuverability

Schedule a test drive to test the maneuverability of the Hyundai you're interested in and evaluate how you're able to direct it through tight turns and curves in the road. You can also judge how easy it is to park, which can be particularly important if you're buying a new style of vehicle, like a truck or SUV, and want to see how comfortable you feel. Take the opportunity to see how well you maneuver it in a three-point turn or assess whether the front end is low enough to scrape the curb when parallel parking.

Steps To Take During a Test Drive  

Here are some steps you can follow to ensure you have an informative test drive and get the most out of your experience with the vehicle:

  • Pay attention as you enter the vehicle: Is the car door easy to open? Do you bump your head when you get in, or is there plenty of room? Paying attention to these little details can help you ensure you feel good about your purchase even on the mornings when you're in a rush to get to work or when you want to get into your car in a hurry to make it to a dinner reservation on time. 

  • Make adjustments to the driver's seat: To ensure that you'll feel comfortable and confident driving your new car, make adjustments to the driver's seat during the test drive. You can take your time to make sure that the seat adjusts to your needs to ensure that you can operate the car safely and have the visibility you require. 

  • Adjust the mirrors as needed: Similar to seat adjustments, make sure to move the mirrors as needed to have rear and peripheral visibility. When you purchase a new car, it's important that you feel confident on the road. A scheduled test drive is the perfect opportunity to ensure that you identify any potential blind spots, and you might consider upgrades for blind-spot detection. 

  • Notice the location of and access to the controls: In your daily driving, you may rely on several controls, like windshield wipers and turn signals, so it's important to feel comfortable using these features. During your scheduled test drive, you can locate and use these elements of the vehicle before finalizing your lease or purchase. 

Why Choose Huffines Hyundai Plano?

At Huffines Hyundai Plano, we want to help you find what you're looking for quickly because we know your time is valuable, so we also offer our Click and Drive program. This allows you to find the right payment plan, submit your credit information, and schedule a test drive all from the comfort of your couch. 

Once you've completed your test drive and feel confident in the vehicle you want to lease or purchase, the knowledgeable professionals in our finance center will help you find a plan or loan that's right for your budget and lifestyle. Call us at 972-867-5000 to speak with one of our friendly staff members, or stop by our dealership to discuss your options in person. At Huffines Hyundai Plano, we take your priorities seriously and want to help you find the perfect car, truck, or SUV!