If you’re a life-long Ford consumer, then you’re probably clear on what models you prefer. On the other hand, consumers looking to buy a new Ford vehicle may not know exactly what they want. People test drive cars and trucks to help decide whether they want to make the purchase. However, test drives only last a few minutes. Bay Area Auto & Truck Rental has another idea: rent a Ford from us to help make the buying decision.
Pre-Purchase Renting Makes for Better Buying
That’s right. When you rent a Ford car before you take the plunge, you test it over an extended period of time. Accordingly, you can rent one for a day, several days, or a week—however long it takes to build your purchasing confidence. Yes, you pay for a rental, but isn’t that cheaper than buyer’s remorse?
Renting enables you to put the vehicle through your day-to-day activities. So, take the kids to soccer, go to the grocery store, or load it up and take it camping. The experience gives serious insight into how well the car meets your needs. First, you’ll learn how many people it comfortably fits. Second, you’ll see firsthand how it handles and performs. Third, you’ll get a good idea of its cargo space and storage capacity. Moreover, you’ll understand how much it takes to fill up the gas tank, which helps make a budget.
Trucks and SUVs
You may not want to risk doing things that could damage the rental. However, it would help if you understood how well the truck or SUV performs when renting a Ford. For instance, it wouldn’t hurt to pull a boat or trailer to gauge the towing capacity. At the same time, you can transport tools, equipment, or gear to make sure the cargo or truck bed space manages your needs. All these activities provide a real-life experience that aids the buying decision.
Apples to Apples
When you rent a Ford—or any car for that matter—be sure you’re comparing apples to apples. What that means is that you should compare the right models and trims. For example, renting a four-cylinder when you want to purchase a six-cylinder isn’t an equal comparison.
Options that don’t impact the engine performance, handling, and similar functions aren’t as important. For instance, aluminum versus chrome or leather versus cloth interior doesn’t impact vehicle performance. Still, understand that different models come with more or fewer features and luxury. Keep any differences in mind as you tool around town, and whenever possible, try to get as close as you can to the car you want to buy.
Rent a Ford, Buy a Ford
At Bay Area Auto & Truck Rental, we have a wide variety of Ford cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs available to rent. After you rent from us and decide what you want to buy, you can check out the Ford dealership nearby to purchase a new or used vehicle. If you’re in the Houston or Galveston area, give us a call at (281) 337-8395 to rent a Ford today.