Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

The most important answers to your questions

Here we have compiled the most important information about our quality promise, our vehicle and the purchase process for you in a compact and clear manner.

All about our vehicles

Do your vehicles have a warranty?

All new cars, demonstration vehicles, one-day-registration and year-old-cars come with a full manufacturer's guarantee, which is between 2 and 5 years, depending on the manufacturer. Our premium used vehicles come partially with a additional full used car warranty from GSG of 12 months, which can be extended to up to 36 months*.

What does “premium used cars” or “certified used cars” mean?

In contrast to many competitors, we do not make any compromises with our premium used vehicles and only offer our customers fully tested vehicles. All of our vehicles are thoroughly checked upon receipt or purchase and the history of the vehicle is examined in great detail. All wearing parts that need to be replaced will be replaced immediately by our master vehicle workshop. Of course, every vehicle has a 12-month statutory warranty and a valid general inspection (TÜV). Each vehicle is also completely cleaned, prepared and the interior is additionally disinfected.

Do your vehicles have a valid main inspection and emissions test (TÜV)?

For sure! Our new cars have 3 years inspection from first registration. Our premium used vehicles have a general inspection and emissions test that is valid for at least 12 months. If the current main and emissions test is due in less than 12 month, we will renew it free of charge before the vehicle is handed over. On request, a inspection that is valid for more than 12 months can be extended to 24 months for you at an additional cost.

What are the "Drive-Packages" and what do they include?

All packages underline or extend the already standard high quality and reliability of our vehicles and the service of our company. Always be on the safe side with our vehicles. Every vehicle always comes with the “Drive:START package” as standard and meets the high minimum requirements of the BVfK:

  • 99-criteria vehicle check (minimum requirement of the BVfK: 22 criteria)
  • Last inspection not older than 12 months or 15,000km
  • Valid technical inspection (TÜV)
  • 12 months statutory warranty
  • Additional full used car guarantee for up to 36 months on 16 assemblies possible (minimum requirement of the BVfK: Guaranteed for at least 12* months on 11 assemblies)
  • warning triangle inside the vehicle (no legal Dealer's obligation)
  • first aid kit inside the vehicle (no legal Dealer's obligation)
  • safety vest inside the vehicle (1 Stück)
  • parking disc and vehicle registration folder

Our additional packages mean that you can get in and drive straight away without having to worry about the vehicle or its surroundings for the next two years! 

The "Drive:MORE package" exceeds the minimum requirements of the BVfK e.V. as well as our in-house high quality standards and offers you additional amenities so that you can drive off immediately without any worries and simply have MORE from your new vehicle! This package already contains many advantages for the buyer that our competitors often do not even offer at an additional cost. Vehicles with the “Drive:MORE package” also include:

  • major service incl. oil change & (if applicable) brake fluid before delivery & up to 24 months maintenance-free**
    (minimum requirement of the BVfK: Inspection not older than 12 months or 15.000 km)
  • technical inspection (TÜV) new before delivery
    (minimum requirement of the BVfK: technical inspection [TÜV] valid for at least 12 months)

Depending on the vehicle and the desired scope of service, you can get the “Drive:MORE package” starting at just €499.

The advantages and other amenities of the "Drive:PREMIUM package" are a big plus for you as a buyer, it reflects the PREMIUM claim on our vehicles and you can start worry-free! Vehicles with the “Drive:PREMIUM package” also include:

  • major service incl. oil change & (if applicable) brake fluid before delivery & up to 24 months maintenance-free** 
    (minimum requirement of the BVfK: Inspection not older than 12 months or 15.000 km)
  • technical inspection (TÜV) new before delivery
    (minimum requirement of the BVfK: technical inspection [TÜV] valid for at least 12 months)
  • 12 month full used car guarantee on 16 modules included additional to the 12 month statutory warranty
    (minimum requirement of the BVfK: guarantee on 11 modules)
  • up to 36* months additional car guarantee on 16 modules possible
    (minimum requirement of the BVfK: at least 12 months on 11 modules)
  • new first aid kit (no legal Dealer's obligation)
  • safety vests or all seats in the vehicle (no legal Dealer's obligation)
  • ice scraper in the vehicle (only by purchase and delivery from November to February inclusive)

Depending on the vehicle and the desired scope of service and warranty, you can get the “Drive:PREMIUM package” from just €705.

Are your vehicles accident-free?

All vehicles that have suffered major accident damage that goes beyond minor animal collision damage or so-called minor damage (e.g. parking scratches) are not even offered to our private customers. If one of the vehicles offered has suffered damage that must be reported, this will of course be stated in the vehicle description and also recorded in the purchase contract. Vehicles with major accident damage, even if they have been repaired in a specialist workshop, are only sold to traders or for export.

Do you also have particularly cheap vehicles on offer?

Cheap is unfortunately always at the expense of the reliability, quality and condition of the vehicle - and thus at the expense of the customer. We therefore deliberately do not have vehicles in the cheap segment, but the ones with the best price-performance ratio in the respective price segment and in view of our quality standards are always favorable. We don't want to be a dealer with the cheap vehicles, but one with the most satisfied customers, and that's what our quality promise stands for! And we achieve this with flawless and well-maintained vehicles. We are therefore happy to leave cheap and cheap with upcoming maintenance work, repairs, hidden defects and dubious history to other dealers!

What does "Nur für Gewerbetreibende oder Export" mean?

This means "Only for traders or export". We place high demands on all our vehicles - we not only place these on new cars but also on our premium used ones! All vehicles that are intended for sale to private customers (end users) must therefore meet high criteria. All vehicles that are older than 15 years, have run more than 200,000 km, have suffered accident damage (beyond minor game damage or minor damage), have not maintained their checkbook or have a dubious history are not offered to our private customers. These go directly to so-called buyers or directly to export.

What does "Im Kundenauftrag" or "Kommissionsgeschäft" mean?

Vehicles that are offered with this note, which means "Offered in behalf of customers" are cars owned by customers which have purchased a new vehicle from us but have not traded in their old vehicle to us. In such cases, however, we are happy to take on the brokerage of our customers' "old vehicles". In the case of such a purchase, the contractual partner is exclusively the previous holder or owner. These vehicles do not come with a statutory warranty or a additional used car guarantee.

Are the vehicles in the presentation images edited?

No! Of course, we ensure the best lighting conditions for the vehicle presentation in order to present the vehicles to you in the best possible and realistic way. In order to present the vehicles as attractively as possible, a corresponding background is used and supplemented by the footer. However, the vehicles themselves are not processed or retouched in any way and correspond to the actual condition.

All about test drives and vehicle purchases

Can the offered vehicles be test driven?

All vehicles from our stock, with the exception of vehicles that has to be ordered, can of course be test driven. Vehicles that are marked as "Bestellfahrzeug", all exclusively new vehicles, are located in our central warehouse and are now delivered to us after a firm customer order. These vehicles can be viewed in detail online, but it is not possible to test drive a specific vehicle that has to be ordered.

Do I need an appointment for a viewing and test drive?

In principle, our vehicles can be viewed and test driven without making an appointment in advance! However, we are happy to take time for you and your desired vehicle, so making an appointment for a viewing and test drive is recommended. This way we can ensure that your desired vehicle has not been sold in the meantime, has been cleaned after a previous test drive and that our license plates are also available for a test drive.

What documents do I need to bring with me for a test drive?

For a test drive we need a valid identity card or passport as well as the driving licenses of all drivers.

What payment options do you offer?

All vehicles, whether new or used, can be paid for either in cash or by bank transfer. For those customers who prefer to finance their new vehicle. We offer the favorable financing and leasing conditions!

Do you accept VAT forms?

Of course we do!

Are your displayed prices including VAT?

In Germany mostly all pre-owned cars are without VAT by german tax law. Only a small amount of used cars have VAT included - new cars in contrast are always with VAT included. All our cars which have VAT included in the price are marked with the note "Mehrwersteuer ausweisbar".  On all cars with this note you can deduct 19% from the displayed price. All vehicles without this note VAT is already ecluded.

How does the purchase and handover work?

Since we adapt individually to the situation of our customers, this cannot be answered in general terms. It also depends on whether it is a premium used vehicle or, in the case of a new vehicle, a warehouse or order vehicle. The arrival of our customers is also included in the purchase process.

All about trade-ins and purchasing

Do you trade in vehicles?

When you buy a vehicle from our dealership, we will of course also take your previous vehicle in part exchange.

Do you also buy vehicles if i do not buy a car at your dealership?

It is generally possible to purchase your vehicle without buying a vehicle at our dealership. However, our team decides individually whether a purchase is an option based on the vehicle on offer. Please note that vehicles which are older than 10 years and/or have driven more than 200.000km are only sold to commercial customers and for export. Such vehicles are only purchased from us as part of the purchase of a vehicle (new cars, one-day-registrations, demonstration vehicles, year-old cars or used cars) from our stock. A purchase of such a vehicle withour buying one of our vehicles is not possible.

How are these vehicles rated?

We evaluate your car, objectively and fairly, exclusively through the DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand), formerly known as the Schwacke list. Without tricks and tripping hazards! If our offer does not appeal to you, you are not obliged to sell.

How does the rating work?

We can make the assessment individually, depending on how far away you are from us.

If you come from our area, we will arrange an appointment in our master car workshop where your vehicle will be examined. During the technical check, the vehicle data is already recorded in the evaluation system. Immediately afterwards you will receive the price for the vehicle.

If you have a longer way to us, we can offer you a non-binding evaluation in advance. You send us the relevant vehicle data and vehicle images, we will provide you with the details and we will evaluate your vehicle without obligation and subject to the technical inspection. So you know the approximate price of your vehicle and whether it corresponds to your expectations that the way to us is "worth it". A technical check is carried out at our site afterwards.

*= Duration of the guarantee depends on the age and mileage of the vehicle (according to guarantee conditions). Excluded for vehicles intended exclusively for export or commercial use. 24 and 36 month guarantee only for an additional charge.
**= Periodic inspections in accordance with manufacturer specifications for 24 months from purchase.