Hello all, I'm quite close to buying a used G31 530d Touring, but I have a few questions before I go ahead with viewing some cars. I've already tried to research these beforehand, but apologies if they've already been answered before:
One of the cars I'm looking at seems to have a service plan since if I enter its reg in the BMW servicing website it shows the servicing options as "Inclusive" instead of the usual price. Is there any way to look up the details of the plan, when it expires etc? The website doesn't seem to give this information, just whether the car has a service plan or not.
I believe the car's computer will tell me if the DPF is clogged or its running low on AdBlue?
I believe the ConnectedDrive services need to be renewed after three years, so they've probably expired for the 17/67 plate cars that I'm looking at. How much does it cost to renew? Again BMW's website seems to be a bit cagey on this!
What is the generally preferred method for coding - is Bimmercode sufficient for tweaking a few settings and diagnostics? And am I correct in believing that a Wi-Fi adapter would be much better than a Bluetooth one?
Any recommendations for good independent BMW specialist garages in the Herts area? I live in Harpenden for reference.
Thanks, and looking forward to hanging out here!