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Is a BMW Dealer-Certified Inspection Enough for a Used Beemer?

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No, a BMW dealer-certified inspection is not enough if you want to buy a used BMW. It is important to keep in mind that the dealer wants to sell the car. As such, it will have its service department go over the BMW and say everything is okay. They may not check for unreported automobile accidents or other problems that are not visible to the naked eye. We will, which is why you should have us inspect the BMW for you before you buy it. Let’s talk more about this below.

Check the BMW Yourself

You should also check the BMW yourself. Do not be afraid to inspect everything and test everything to make sure it is working. Do not let the dealer pressure you into buying a car without performing your due diligence. Make sure that the BMW is in excellent condition. Check the inside in the outside thoroughly for damage. Test everything including the navigation system.

Drive the BMW

Let the dealer know that you want to test drive the BMW for an extended period. You do not want to take the Beemer around the block and call it good enough. It’s important to drive the BMW on city streets and highways so you can see how well it handles at a variety of speeds. You can also drive faster on the highway to make sure the BMW performs properly.

It’s important to drive the BMW for at least 15 minutes to make sure the engine does not start to overheat. Operating the vehicle also gives you an opportunity to test things such as the cruise control, the navigation system, and the brake system. If anything seems out of sorts, do not buy the BMW. You do not want to end up with a lemon that needs constant repair.

Give Us a Call

After you are satisfied with your inspection, give us a call to schedule a pre-purchase inspection of the BMW at our shop. We will go beyond just eyeballing the car. We will visually inspect the vehicle to make sure it has never been damaged by an accident, fire, or flood. We will also run a diagnostic test to make sure there aren’t any unseen engine or system problems.

You can count on us to make certain that your BMW is reliable before you purchase it and after you purchase it. We are your one-stop shop for everything BMW.

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