Pre Purchase Inspections - Why it is absolutely necessary before you buy a used BMW or MINI.
So you’ve found your dream BMW or MINI…. Or have you?
Understand the future costs for repair with a pre purchase inspection.
t’s used, looks clean, and seems to have been maintained and the price is right. Should you purchase it?
Not before you obtain a pre-purchase inspection.
No piece of car purchasing advice is more often ignored than this. It’s absolutely necessary to get a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) done before buying a used BMW/MINI. You don’t want to end up with a vehicle that is unsafe or that requires expensive mechanical repairs because the person before you did not take care of the car properly.
Reputable dealers or private sellers never object to a PPI. If they do then you may want to reconsider the purchase.
What Is A Pre-Purchase Inspection, Exactly?
A pre-purchase inspection is an assessment and report on the cosmetic, mechanical and safety condition of the BMW/MINI you are interested in purchasing. It confirms the overall condition of the vehicle, reveals any hidden problems, and helps build confidence in the asking price is fair or needs to be adjusted.
Pre-Purchase Inspection Checklist and Price
A thorough inspection should cover well over 125 items in the following areas (not limited to)
- Overall condition of the BMW/MINI
- Oil Leaks
- Cooling System Condition
- Full Analysis of Steering and Suspension System
- Fault Memory of all the Modules in the Entire Vehicle
- Electrical and Electronics
- Thorough Drivetrain Analysis
- Overall Vehicle Safety including Brakes
- Road Test
The following past problems can be identified by a qualified BMW/MINI mechanic while inspecting the vehicle:
- Frame damage
- Accident Damage Major or Minor
- Flood damage
- Corrosion Issues
- Paint Work
- Poor repair work
Make your BMW/MINI dreams come true
While no inspection is absolutely guaranteed to find every flaw in a used vehicle, the Broad Stroke technicians will certainly help you avoid serious problems. Considering that you are about to spend thousands of dollars, getting a pre-purchase inspections is worth every penny to avoid costly repair bills that can add up in the future. So buy your used dream BMW/MINI with confidence, knowing you’ve taken the appropriate measures and gotten a pre-purchase inspection.
In Real Life
“ I definitely don’t want anyone to end up purchasing a car that is going to require $3-4000 dollars in unanticipated repairs in the next year.” says Parker. “We offer this service at a discounted rate so potential buyers do not feel locked into a car before they buy it. Our pre-inspection prices are very competitive. Our objective is to make sure the buyer ends up with a good vehicle and that Broad Stroke ends up with a satisfied customer.”