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OMVIC Blog: Car Buying Tips

The Thorough Test Drive

Jan 18

Written by: OMVIC Communications
Friday, January 18, 2019  RssIcon

Looks can be deceiving. It’s always been the case, but sometimes we conveniently forget.

Take Instagram for instance—you freely like your friend’s pictures of the family’s beautiful cottage, the snapshots of the gorgeous kids, the family trips to Europe, and the endless brunch pics featuring nothing but mimosas and smiles. And while you’re busy liking the posts, you start to wonder how someone’s life could be so perfect.  Instagram is all surface and deep down we know it, but, oh, how we get seduced by the way things look.

The same is also true with cars.

The test drive allows you to see if the performance of the vehicle matches its looks. So, whether you’re shopping for a vehicle privately or from an OMVIC-Registered Dealer, you need to take that car on the road and see what it can do. And we don’t just mean a quick jaunt around the block; we mean a thorough test drive.

Follow our infographic to help you: 

Test Drive Infograpic

Remember, when buying a car privately or from a registered dealer, consumers have to learn to protect themselves; and one of the key steps is taking a thorough test drive – not just around the block!


About OMVIC

An educated and informed consumer is a protected consumer. Visit omvic.ca to learn more about your car-buying rights and when they apply, as well as additional tips on buying a car in Ontario.

 

 


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