Buying a Used BMW or Mini


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    Buying a Used BMW or Mini

    Before You Buy A Used BMW Or Mini
    Make An Appointment With Ian’s Garage
    For A Pre-Purchase Inspection

    If you decide to buy a used BMW or Mini Cooper without a warranty, it means you are assuming the financial risk of a possible major breakdown or costly mechanical failure. Your risk can be minimized or eliminated when you make an appointment with Ians Garage in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a pre-purchase inspection.

    It’s no secret that buying a used BMW or Mini can be a great way to save money. However, you shouldn’t make that decision based upon a test drive around the block and a quick look under the hood. Even for the mechanically savvy BMW enthusiasts, there’s simply no better way to know the true condition of your “previously enjoyed” BMW or Mini than having Ian’s Garage perform a pre-purchase inspection.

    “To avoid purchasing a poorly maintained car or succumbing to other buying pitfalls, Bimmershops.com always recommends a pre-purchase inspection by a qualified BMW mechanic before purchasing a used BMW vehicle.”

    Plan To Invest In Maintenance

    One of the most important benefits of properly maintaining your BMW or Mini is dependability and peace of mind.  However, consider the following results of a pre-purchase inspection:

    • Problems that compromise safety take priority. To keep everyone, including you and your family safe, we recommend that any safety related issues be addressed immediately.

    • Next is “Can it wait?” Budget for these repairs.

    • Creature comforts come next. Something like a damaged cup holder.

    • Finally,  the “keep an eye on it” category. “Something Rattles”.

    Since a pre-purchase inspection requires specialized tools, equipment and knowledge to accurately assess the safety, mechanical, and cosmetic condition of your “previously enjoyed” BMW or Mini Cooper, Ians Garage is the only independent repair shop in Santa Fe equipped with the tools and knowledge to perform a pre-purchase inspection.

    A pre-purchase inspection can also become a valuable tool when negotiating for a lower price with the car owner.

    Ian’s Garage award-winning service is backed by over 25 years of experience with BMW – Mini Cooper brands. You can trust your future vehicle to our certified technicians with total confidence. Our professional pre-purchase inspection evaluates each BMW – Mini model with the latest equipment to help pinpoint any potential problems or possible hidden damage. Rest assured that making a pre-purchase inspection at Ian’s Garage is the best investment you can make to reduce the risk of purchasing a lemon and better the chances of hassle-free acquisition.

    Before you start shopping for a used car, do some homework. It may save you serious money. Consider your driving habits, what the car will be used for, and your budget. Research models, options, costs, repair records, safety tests, and mileage — online and through libraries and bookstores.

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