If you’ve ever driven a Jaguar, you know how exhilarating that experience can be. The superb power, handling, and comfort of our vehicles make them true standouts in the luxury class.

If you’re planning to buy a pre-owned Jaguar, you’re probably itching to get behind the wheel for a test drive. However, while you’re bound to enjoy the experience, make sure it’s not solely a joy ride. In order to find the right vehicle, keep these test drive tips in mind.

Know How Things Work

While you probably know the basics of how a car operates, you may not know about some newer developments. State-of-the-art features are always being added to new models, so it’s important to understand them.

This is especially true when it comes to safety components and infotainment systems. If you’re not sure how something works, don’t be afraid to ask one of our dealers.

Create a Must-Have List

Even before you get behind the wheel, it’s a good idea to figure out what’s important to you. If you have a long commute, you probably want a car with great ride quality.

Things like satellite radio and smartphone connectivity may also be essential. If you’ll need to pack in a lot of people, make sure the cabin space is big enough as well.

Take a Familiar Drive

Lastly, you’ll want to simulate your daily drive as best as possible during your test drive. If you frequently drive on the highway, take your car there. If you often visit high-traffic areas, see how the vehicle does when things get a little congested.

You can also get an excellent idea of how a car performs in your neighborhood when you schedule a remote test drive. Get in touch with our Jaguar dealership near Chicago for more information.