“Which is the best way to buy car in Dubai?” It’s a common question I often hear from expats looking for an upgrade or first-time buyers of used cars in UAE.
How to buy my car in the Dubai Used Cars Market
Buying a used car from certified used car dealers in Dubai’s easy and hassle-free. But buying a used car in a private sale can be risky. Here are handy tips, guides and a checklist for used car buyers to make the car buying process easy and rewarding.
Read online to look for the right car
Read car owner reviews online to know about common car flaws and possible defects over the long-term associated with your shortlisted cars.
How long has the seller owned the car and the reason for selling the car?
Is the seller upfront and honest with the duration of car ownership and the reason for selling the car? If the car seller seems hesitant or nervous, it is likely that he or she will not reveal any flaws in the car upfront and you need to tread cautiously.
Who drove the car? Are you the first owner/ second or third owner?
Cross check if the present seller is the first owner and whether the car is one owner and driver car? Or whether the car has had previous owners. In that case, it’s wise to ask more questions to find out more about the cars history?
How many kilometers has it traveled?
The lower the mileage, the higher the price. The price of a vehicle and its value is determined by the number of kilometers traveled and its year and condition.
What is the condition of the vehicle?
The end value of a car is directly proportional to the condition of the car – exterior, interior and under the hood. Therefore you should never skip a close inspection of the car and its documents.
Do you have all the documents?
A meticulously maintained and documented record speaks volumes about the seller and the car. Do a full vehicle inspection by searching the car’s chassis number and vehicle registration no. (VIN) to track any accident history.
Have you got the RTA passing guarantee?
The heat in Dubai affects the life of breaks and tyres as these needs to be changed frequently. Ask for an RTA passing guarantee by a certified VTC to accurately assess the condition of the car. Since it lasts only 30 days from the date of issue, you know that it has been recently tested.
Let’s meet for a Test Drive?
Take the car for a test drive around the corners, highways to check the brakes, quality of suspensions and comfort of the car.
Options to Buy Car in Dubai:
Private Sale vs. Buying From a Certified Seller
A private sale can be risky because private sellers often resort to malpractices like odometer tampering and others to make their car appear attractive. There also exists a language and cultural barrier since UAE has quite a lot of expats.
Alternatively, buying a certified used car from a certified seller is a wiser choice. Their cars undergo rigorous multi-point inspection to get certified and certified car sellers offer personalized support, multi-lingual sales teams, transparent and upfront pricing along with an extended warranty.
We Buy Any Car in Dubai!
At Best Buy Autos, we make buying and selling a used car in Dubai, easy, simple and hassle-free.
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