Buying a Pre-Owned European Auto? Here’s Why You Need a Pre Purchase Inspection
People often underestimate the importance of investing in a pre-purchase inspection or second opinion when purchasing a pre-owned European Automobile. Whether it's your first Euro or your 10th, the small price you have to pay to have our certified technicians take a look at the vehicle before you buy it, will be well worth the investment.
We offer pre-purchase inspections for European Car Brands including Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, MINI Cooper, Porsche, Rolls Royce, and Volkswagen.
If you are thinking about buying a European Luxury or Exotic Car from a private seller or a dealership, simply call us at (904) 270-9390 or check our online calendar here to confirm our availability for a pre-purchase inspection.
We offer pre-purchase inspections Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. For later hours or Saturday appointments, please call the shop. The cost for pre-purchase inspections on Audi, BMW, Mercedes, MINI Cooper, Porsche, and Volkswagen is $160, plus tax, and it takes 2-3 hours to complete the inspection, and 100% is due prior to the appointment. For exotic cars or antiques, or when you request we diagnose a specific issue, additional time may be required and additional charges and labor rates will apply. We will not do a 15-mile road test on high-end vehicles over $100K unless requested by the customer.
Pre-Purchase Inspection Areas of Focus
Here is an overview of the areas we check during our pre purchase inspections for pre-owned European Automobiles:
Power steering fluid
Diesel exhaust fluid
Dash warning light
Heating and A/C
All front headlights
Front signal light
Front running light
Side marker light
All rear lights
Third brake light
Rear signal light
Air conditioning hoses
Air filter and minder
Cabin/pollen air filter
Positive crankcase ventilation
Front brake calipers
Front brake lines/hoses
Rear brake rotors
Rear brake drums
Rear brake calipers
Rear brake lines/hoses
Front sway links/bushings
Front joints and linkages
CV drive axle boots
Check front differential for leaks
Rear suspension components
Rear sway links/bushings
Rear joints and linkages
Rear CV drive axle boots
Check rear differential for leaks
Check for engine oil leaks
Fuel filter (if under vehicle)
Front tire tread wear
Front tire balance
Front tire size
Front tire pressure
Rear tire tread wear
Rear tire balance
Rear tire size
Rear tire pressure
Off season tires conditions
Our FREE Inspection includes a visual inspection of brakes, suspension, tires, and fluids, a visual inspection of engine bay for oil and coolant leaks, and fault code scan.
If your vehicle has a known issue, a diagnostic is required. Please be advised that in the event of any unexpected wait time other clients' vehicles may take longer than expected to diagnose and treat so unfortunate delays do occur. We will get to your vehicle as soon as possible.
To book, select your brand, select your service, and go!
Got questions or want to book something else? Call or text (904) 270-9390
CONTACTLESS DROPOFF INSTRUCTIONS (MUST READ)
To dropoff for your appointment:
Pull up to the cones or park in a parking spot in adjacent lot (next to the white building).
After parking, place keys in blue dropbox at the first door on the warehouse.
What precautions are we taking during COVID-19 to ensure the health of our staff and customers?
✅ We keep a super clean shop, but we have kicked things up. We have completely disinfected our building with a hospital-grade disinfectant, which we are doing 3 times per day. We disinfect the surface area of every vehicle that we go in. We sterilize every piece of mail and received parts as each arrives. We follow CDC guidelines regarding wearing gloves and masks, and keeping a 6 foot distance.
✅ We offer courtesy towing for repairs that exceed $1,500 (up to 25 miles). Each additional mile is $3.50 per mile. If your repairs are less than $1,500, our tow costs are $75 for pickup which includes the first 10 miles and $3.50 per mile.
✅ You must have an appointment. When you arrive for your appointment, pull up to the cones or park in a parking spot in the adjacent lot (white building). After parking, place keys in the blue dropbox at the first door of the main warehouse. If you have scheduled a quick service appointment and need to wait, we have a very comfortable climate-controlled waiting area with complimentary bottled water, snacks, and wifi.
✅ All inspections, estimates, approvals, payments will all be handled digitally. No cash will be accepted at this time.
✅ When your vehicle is complete, we will send your inspection and your estimate digitally. Once your invoice is paid, we will text you a code so you can retrieve your keys from a secure lockbox on site.
Thank you for the excellent and timely work in repairing my Porsche 911. I’m completely happy with the work and it’s great to be back on the road so quickly.
This is my first time using Bavarian Rennsport and I can honestly say they are way more friendlier than the actual dealer (BMW)! I had few things that I need maintenance work on my BMW X1 and I can say they beat out the actual dealer! I saved so much money compared to what BMW was offering! These people are genuine and are a Godsend! I’m telling you, you won’t go wrong with them! My vehicle will be going here from now on!
Had a great first experience at Bavarian Rennsport – they performed a pre-purchase inspection on my vehicle and all the items found were clearly documented and explained to me. The web system used for reviewing pending work and paying is really cool and I found it to be really easy to use.
Bavarian Rennsport is like no other shop I have been to. The Techs are very knowledgeable and communicate very well to explain what is needed and not needed right away. Basically there is no other shop I would take my BMW to. The whole experience is great.
My whole experience with Bavarian Rennsport was AWESOME ! The Noelle tune is unreal. The power and responsiveness is amazing. The techs here know why they are doing. They picked my car up and had it back to me in 2 days. I live 4 hours away. Great job. Very satisfied.
Outstanding service and care from everyone involved. The repair job on the BMW was excellent and efficiently on time. As a retired senior Air Force Officer not only they offered military discount but were grateful for our service to the Nation. Well done. We will be back!
I’m more than happy with the results that these team of professional engineers and mechanics have provided. Even with a major a issue, they found an optimal solution and also maintained there service in an extremely high caliber. I will continue to come here even if I move out of the country, extremely transparent shop that will ensure that you know exactly what is to be expected. Not only that, they will sacrifice there time off to provide an excellent service in a timely manor. I Love this group of people. I’m literally just thinking of random things to do just so they can do it, they are that good! Hope you guys continue to make millions of customers happy, you guys deserve all the praises ! Thanks !
-Orlando Rodriguez BMW X5 with the help of the shop is rebranded to BMW X5 AKA The sleeping Giant !
The reality is that while BMWs can be a joy to own and drive, they can also be more than a little scary to maintain. The team at Bavarian Rennsport has been great at taking that anxiety away. They have always been honest, forthright, and willing to take time to discuss options and the details of the diagnosis. They have also taken time to discuss all sorts of additional questions related to upgrades, and even helping me decide whether to keep the car or move on to something else. Shawn in particular has spent extensive time on the phone discussing options and the virtues of one car over another. Chaz and Jeremy are also two individuals I’ve worked with extensively, and they’ve constantly been knowledgable and patient. Great shop and great team.
i drove from Atlanta to Jacksonville to buy a Ferrari F430, i wanted a pre purchase inspection done , since it was a Sunday no shop was opened, i goggled Ferrari repair shops and Bavarian popped up, called and left them a message , Sunday night. I got a call from Chad the next morning, they were able to accommodate me on short notice, excellent customer service, they checked out the Ferrari on my behalf, and emailed me a copy of the report. They did a great job. will definitely do business with them again.
Every experience I’ve had with Bavarian Rennsport has been outstanding. Customer service is second to none. I have nothing but good things to say about their shop, their staff, and their service. I would recommend them to anyone.
Bavarian Rennsport is Jacksonville’s #1 Independent Automotive Repair Shop for full service Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, MINI Cooper, Porsche, Rolls Royce, and Volkswagen enthusiasts. We specialize in repairs, service, performance, and parts.
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