Either new or old resident of Dubai, we all know the importance of car in this city. And with new roads and highways built every three months, it becomes very important to have a car for ease of transportation in UAE. And what other is the best way to save some money by getting used cars in Dubai.
Dubai has got one of the biggest market for sales of pre-owned cars in Dubai. Since the majority of population is expats, its always easy for them to buy and sell used cars in Dubai. But you need to be careful when dealing in these situations and follow these tips to be safe and get yourself a good car.
Check Your Requirements
Everyone has their own requirements when it comes to cars. Some of them like SUV’s and some a hatchback style. And if you are here in Dubai for a vacation, you might be interested more in luxury convertible or coupe. Or if you want to buy it for a family or just personal use.
Everyone has a different reasons and situations while buying a car. Its important to be clear of what exactly you need and how much you can adjust if not found what you are looking for. This way you will be satisfied of the final result after buying used cars in Dubai.
Setup a Budget
While deciding for a budget to buy the car, make sure that you have also calculated its other extra charges that might occur. Like Mulkia is very important to renew every year in UAE as per the government law of RTA. Check if any dents or painting work to be done or any kind of mechanical or electrical work. And maybe you might want to have some extra accessories inside the car like seat covers, etc.
Be sure to have a perfect calculations of expenses for the car before setting up a budget and always be ready for flexible negotiations from the seller.
The more time you spend in this step, the more knowledge you gain about the cars and the kind of used cars in dubai you want to buy. After you decide what kind of car you want, its time to find out best cars in that category and brands which might suit your needs and pocket. Check Google as it will be your best friend to find critics reviews, videos, blogs, forums, news etc.
Once you are sure of what you need, its time to get to shopping part. Start looking for different websites who sell used cars in Dubai. Here in our website, we also have a section for classifieds where the owners of the cars can directly post their car advertisements for free. This way you don’t have to deal with any middle man and reach directly the owner and save yourself time and money. You can directly connect with them and get your dream car in UAE. Our platform is free to sell or buy pre-owned cars in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah or any other emirate of UAE.
Test Drive For Surity
Put your hands on the wheels by giving it a test drive. Make sure you ask permission for it from the owner. This way you will have experience of how the car feels for you. It will also be an opportunity to check the functionalities of the car and its features. Most of the car sellers won’t have problem with this.
Listen for any extra sounds in the car while driving.
No extra noises should be heard while gear or transmission changes.
Drive at both slow and faster speeds to be sure of the grip of the car.
Properly steer the car at various speeds to check the performance of the tires and balancing.
Any kind of smell or smoke is found while driving the car is a warnig sign to be away from this kind of car.
AC functionality should also be checked for comfortability of the driver.
Check Car Accident History
Dubai is a smart city and one of its benefits is that you can just go online on the official RTA website and by putting car number or VIN, you can see the history of the car. Any accidents or big fines on the car is clearly visible there. This will savev you a lot of trouble in future. This will give you a peace of mind while driving in future months.
Now the RTA has also started to issue ‘Vehicle Condition Certificate’ for a small amount of fee. We have also written about this in the past. You can check that post here: Used cars in dubai can be certified now.
Expert Mechanic Checkup
Once you are assured for yourself about the used cars in Dubai which you want to buy, now its the time to get assurance from the expert. Call up any mechanic from the garages you know or you can search here on our website also. Car Service Centres in Dubai.
This step is very very important for any buyer while buying used cars in Dubai. It will save you a big headache in future and give you the exact report of the condition of the car.
These are the main important tips to be followed while you plan to buy used cars in Dubai. If you have got any other important tips, do let us know in the comments section below.