North Bay Rocks BMW Pre Purchase Inspections

When purchasing a used BMW, it’s prudent to take some precautions to ensure that you’re getting luxury ride and not a LeMon. We at North Bay Bavarian want our customers to feel safe and secure in their new BMWs, so as your BMW service specialists, we created a program that will help give you peace of mind before driving away with the title. In this article we discuss used car buying tips and our BMW Pre Purchase Inspection program.

Is a Used BMW Inspection Really Necessary?

BMW pre purchase inspection graphicFinding the perfect BMW is a game that some enjoy, but it’s tedious for others. While you set your budget first, the thrill of owning an ultimate driving machine doesn’t always have to come right off the factory floor. BMWs are often loved a little more than other car brands, so great deals are available to the savvy buyer. That said, shady car salesmen at used dealerships and even shady private sellers are out there. We at North Bay want you to be proud of your purchase, so we designed a near-full-proof BMW inspection program.

While many used car owners do thorough research, it is always best to bring your car into a certified BMW inspection facility to make sure that your purchase is a sound one.

North Bay Bavarian highly recommends having a BMW professionally inspected before purchasing any used BMW. An inspection can reveal unseen damages or warn against impending failure. This is not a free service, but it could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars if we find any issues with your potential purchase. With over 25 years of experience operating and modifying these vehicles, North Bay Bavarian’s professionals are adept at conducting inspections so that you can have peace of mind down the road.

The BMW Inspection Santa Rosa Trusts

BMW inspection involves tapping into the car’s computer system (depending on how old the model is) and diagnosing any abnormal activity within the system. From there, we can physically examine the car with a trained eye.

We check the undercarriage of the car first. This involves checking the transmission for leaks, examining disk brake surfaces, power steering, and many other important moving parts under the car. From there, we move on to the engine compartment. We measure the coolant/antifreeze levels, check the air conditioner, and reset the service indicator. Next, we check the electrical components on the car. This includes a battery load test, instrument panel analysis, and all warning/indicator lights for functionality. Finally, we perform a BMW road test, which checks the brakes, suspension, steering, and transmission in a real-world setting.

The seller of a car isn’t always going to disclose sensitive information that could lessen its value. That’s why North Bay Bavarian is here to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth on a used BMW.

Tell Them How It Works, Bob.

Bring in one car and get a Pre-Purchase Inspection for $135. If you don’t buy it, you can bring in two more, at no additional charge. If you buy a vehicle, the $135 Inspection Fee is rebated to you on your first North Bay Bavarian mechanical repair.

As a BMW dealer alternative in Santa Rosa, we’re so happy to help unite Santa Rosa’s finest drivers with used BMWs they can count on. North Bay Bavarian has served BMW owners in Marin and Sonoma County for more than 25 years. We know exactly what to look for in evaluating pre-owned BMWs.

Call 707-545-0820 or email

to schedule your next BMW pre purchase inspection.