BMW is a German car manufacturer that has been in business since 1916. They are well-known for their luxurious and high-performance cars. These days, you will find it hard not to see a BMW car at least once each day.
In today’s blog post, I will show you how to get a great deal on your next BMW. Here is how to do so by buying only from a reputable BMW dealer!
Know your rights
Before you go out and buy a Beemer, you need to know what your rights are as a car buyer. It doesn’t matter if you buy new or used, you still have legal protection by law.
In the United States, you should speak to your local or state consumer protection office. Across the pond, the Sales of Goods Act offers protection in the United Kingdom. But wherever you are in the world, make sure that you know what your rights are.
Do some research
The next step is to do some thorough research into the particular BMW model you want. The World Wide Web is a great resource, and will help you to find out about any potential pitfalls before you buy.
Community forums of existing BMW owners are a great place to start. They are usually free to join, and will help you to uncover the biggest bugbears that existing owners have about their BMWs.
You can also use it as an excuse to make new friends that share a common interest with you! Aside from reliability issues, there are other things you need to research too:
Insurance – how much will it cost to insure your new pride and joy? And what difference in price is there between a brand new and used model;
Tax – all governments tax cars to some extent. Make sure that you find out how much tax you have to pay on your next BMW;
Fuel – most BMW cars have thirsty petrol and diesel engines. There are some fuel-efficient models, such as the EfficientDynamics ones. Find out how much you are likely to pay for filling up.
Learn more about your local BMW dealers
Many BMW dealers are franchises. That means they have to conform to certain standards and levels of professionalism as prescribed by BMW in Germany. There are also some independent dealers that specialise in BMW cars.
Find out what reputation your local BMW dealers have before visiting them. You can do this by asking friends and family members, or you can check out the Hilton Garage reviews website.
Some BMW deals might look attractive on paper, but you need to be sure the service is there to back it up in case things go wrong.
I hope this guide will help you to get the perfect BMW for your needs from a reputable dealer. Thanks for reading!