If you’ve decided to buy a used luxury vehicle, you’ve made a fantastic decision — these vehicles will elevate your lifestyle and make your everyday driving much more enjoyable. While searching for the perfect used luxury vehicle, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Here are some important tips for buying a used luxury car.
Request that the vehicle has a diagnostic scan: Since luxury vehicles feature top-of-the-line technology, request that the luxury vehicle undergoes a full diagnostic scan. The scan can reveal a number of issues that aren’t apparent from a simple visual inspection.
Request that the vehicle is inspected and updated: When buying a used luxury vehicle, you should request that the vehicle undergoes a Pre-Purchase Inspection by a technician familiar with the model. Although you’ll have to pay for such an inspection, it is well worth the money if it reveals any underlying issues. You’ll also want to have the vehicle’s software updated, which will ensure all system’s function as they should.
Check vehicle controls and command system: Many luxury vehicles come equipped with a high-end central command system, so spend a few minutes toggling the various controls, connecting your phone via Bluetooth®, and — if applicable — using the center control dial or joystick. You’ll also want to check things like heated seats and keyless entry, making sure they function appropriately.
Consider modifications carefully: If the luxury vehicle has been modified, you will want to review any modifications carefully. If the modifications aren’t fully compatible with the vehicle, they can lead to significant issues down the line.
Check the battery: Since luxury vehicles are such sophisticated, high-tech machines, you’ll want to check for a weak battery, as it may cause issues with the vehicle’s electronic systems. This is a simple check and can help prevent electronic issues.
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