This article looks at whether car dealerships run a credit check before allowing customers to take a test drive. It explains that in most cases, car dealerships do not run a credit check before allowing customers to take a test drive. However, some dealerships may check a customer's credit score if they are interested in purchasing the vehicle. Additionally, the article discusses the importance of understanding your credit score and how it can help you qualify for a loan and get the best terms on a car loan. In summary, while most dealerships do not run credit checks before allowing customers to take a test drives, some may do so if the customer is interested in buying the vehicle. It is important to understand your credit score and how it affects your ability to obtain a car loan.