Here at I.G. Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Smyrna, we get a lot of interest in our selection of pre-owned trucks like the 2018 RAM 2500 for sale on our lot. And one of the most asked questions about them is what to look for when on a test drive.

Here is a quick guide for anyone test-driving a RAM 2500 at our dealership.

Before You Put it into Drive

A test drive includes much more than just how a car or truck feels on the road. A pre-check is essential. This includes checking for:

  • Oil leaks
  • Scuffs and wear
  • Doors opening and closing smoothly
  • Balding tires

While our team only sells high-quality pre-owned vehicles we know will keep you safe, it’s important to make sure that the exterior and interior details meet your standards.

Pulling Out of the Dealership

Once the RAM truck passes these initial checks, the real test comes. Watch out for these elements as you start to take the pre-owned RAM 2500 for a spin:

  • Smoothly changing gears
  • Tightness or looseness of pedals
  • Comfort and positioning of seats, instruments, steering wheel, and mirrors
  • Maneuverability around the dealership

On the Road

Once on the road, you’ll be able to experience what driving the pre-owned RAM 2500 will be like day-to-day. Pay attention to:

  • Acceleration
  • Transmission sounds between gears
  • Engine sounds
  • Tire sounds
  • Instruments and navigation system
  • Braking
  • Control when turning and switching lanes

What to Ask Your I.G. Burton Salesperson

Of course, what you experience firsthand is the most valuable information when deciding. But our RAM sales specialists have a deep background on these powerful trucks. You’ll want to ask after that particular RAM’s history, servicing, and maintenance records.

We look forward to seeing you and showing you our lineup of pre-owned RAM trucks at our dealership in Smyrna. Visit us today!