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Recent purchase of BMW pre-own certified car taught me a lesson to check brake pads and read the fine print

Read this if you’re planning to buy a used car

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??????????I asked a dozen men (will explain why no women) if they knew what 5 millimeters means in reference to brake pads. None of them knew.

Why the survey? Because I am a woman who went by herself to a Center BMW in Van Nuys and bought a pre-owned certified car. It really  doesn’t even matter what model but if you care, a 2011 128i. After handing the finance man my check he whipped out papers for me to sign.  I had spent the whole afternoon at the dealership and was tired but I initialed everything. Turns out I initialed that it was okay that the brake pads on the car were worn down to a 5 from a 12.

Well 1,500 miles later I needed new brake pads which now were worn down to a 2 ½ and a 3, in that short time. I don’t drive much…

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About Patti Pietschmann

I'm Patti Covello Pietschmann, a travel diva and proud of it. I've been all over the world. I prefer luxury travel (penthouse suites, fine d

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