When buying a used BMW, there are a number of tests that you need to do before you part with your money. BMW is a name synonymous with style and luxury, but that doesn't mean all used cars with their logo are in the best condition.
If you are looking to buy a “BMW second-hand car” (also known as “BMW tweedehands auto” in the Dutch language), find out that first impressions count. If you are immediately drawn to a particular BMW you see on the front page, be sure to ask about the car. Check the exterior, if you see dents, scratches, or too much splashing, stop and consider that the car may have been in an accident.
Open the cover and let the motor run again once. Even if you are not a mechanic, there are certain signs that can point you in the right direction in making decisions. If there is excess oil scattered in various components, then you should not think about buying a car. Take the time to check the various oil and fluid levels. If one of them is too dirty, it also indicates a problem.
Experience the ease of shifting the transmission while driving in a used BMW vehicle and see if the steering wheel is aligned correctly. If the car deviates to one side, it is a sign that there is a problem. Also, check the emergency brake and foot brake.