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What Makes A Successful Test Drive?

The most vital part of choosing to buy is the test drive

Below are some tips and guidelines that you can follow, and questions to ask whilst taking a used vehicle out on a test drive from us. At Westwood, we always want to make sure that our customers are 100% happy and 100% committed to buying from us – so a test drive is a large portion of the sales exchange

Make sure you have all of your relevant documents with you

All you need for a test drive is your driving licence. This will be checked before you go out with one of our team. It’s as easy as that

Get yourself comfortable in the vehicle

When starting on a test drive, make sure that you feel at ease in the drivers seat. You don’t need to set off straight away so ensure that you are comfortable and have the seat adjusted to your driving requirements. This also includes the steering wheel and mirrors

Ask enough questions

The worst thing that you can do on a viewing and test drive is forget the questions that you want to ask. You can pre prepare for the test drive by bringing in a sheet of questions with you to ask about the vehicle. While you’re inside, you may need to ask about the functionality of the car such as the handbrake, park assist, engine stop/start and navigation controls. All of our staff will know exactly how the car works and will be more than happy to explain the way the car operates. Keep asking questions and don’t be afraid to ask twice, after all this is your test drive!

Don’t just sit in the drivers seat

Make sure you look around the car, look in the boot, under the bonnet and ensure there is enough room and space for what you need. Do the seat fold down in the back? Is there enough room for luggage in the boot?

Requesting your route

At Westwood our standard route for a test drive is in a residential area and back, however if you want to drive on the motorway or dual carriageways then we will be more than happy to accommodate you, just speak to your sales advisor beforehand. As well as driving, manoeuvring is also a major part of the vehicles capability. Try a turning circle, a parallel park, reverse and a roundabout as some guides to ensure you’re happy with how the car moves

Make sure that you’re completely happy with everything!

Are the brakes strong enough, have you tested the wipers? Is the A/C functional and CarPlay working with your phone? If the car or van you’re test driving has all of these extras make sure that you test them al and are happy with how they work

Most new vehicles have Bluetooth or CarPlay connectivity, if you use your phones to SATNAV and listen to music as well as hands free, then this is a definite must for checking that it is compatible and functional

If you would like to book a test drive, do not hesitate to contact us in the office to speak to a sales advisor on 01942 825857

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Needed a hire van for the day, told them what i wanted and they sorted me out. Friendly, helpful staff and everything was simple. Will be definitely using them again in the near future. 10/10

Jaime Griffiths

From start to finish Chris green made the purchase very easy would recommend this place to anyone cheers Chris

Jimmy Mc

Thank you to Westwood Motor Group who generously provided a van to Blessings in DisguiseInDisguise, while we picked up the Donations. Comfortable van reliable company.

Blessings in Disguise

Picked my new van up today, I’d just like to thank Chris Green for his help with everything. Excellent service as always.

Michael Barron

Thanks to westwood motor group for sorting out a car for my daughter’s prom, it really made her day and her friends. Great car and even greater price. Thanks again

Si Whittaker

Brilliant friendly service, very prompt and efficient. The van was superb and Westwood were cheaper than Enterprise.
Highly recommended *****

Peter A

I have been using Westwood Vehicle Solutions for about 4 year and found their customer service outstanding, all the vehicle are modern and usually to a high spec, over the last 3 months I have been using them on a weekly basis and have phone last minute and they have still manage too get a van for me!
They are the best in they area, and always have some great offers on.
Would I recommend them?  Absolutely

Gary L

Brilliant service, very helpful and friendly.

Lorna Cairns

I hired a car with Westwood. Staff are very helpful. Cheap and good service. Recommend them in the future.

Shaun Weston


I would just like to pass on my sincere thanks to everyone at Westwood for the fantastic service I’ve received today. I’ve been a customer for over 10 years, purchasing various vans along the way.
Today, I received my new car on a fantastic scheme they run. Steph and Laura have been brilliant, keeping me informed of everything along the way and Chris (the boss) continues to offer a fantastic service!!
I hire all my vans through Westwood as and when I require them and I wouldn’t go anywhere else!!
If you want to feel special and feel like a customer, not a number, let the people of Westwood take care of you!!
Many thanks for a wonderful experience!!!
Lee Dalgleish
Lee Dalgleish



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