Tips on buying a Used Car in Dubai
Dubai has been cited as Tax free heaven for expats for a reason, and with a great economy has presented many opportunities for people all around the globe to make a living. Around 12% of the population is local and rest consists of different nationalities. With such a diverse culture and booming economy a mode of transportation is at the top of the list for many who come here to work.
Driving conditions in Dubai are great, the road infrastructure, law and order, fuel prices are responsible for growth in sales of personal transportation system. There is no short of luxury and premium cars and bikes in Dubai. Used Cars purchase has further helped fueling the growth of already growing car market.
Classified Websites have given car buyers opportunity to find and buy used vehicles with ease. Sites like alawooz, getthat, dubizze has helped many buyers in purchasing their mode of transportation.
When buying used cars in Dubai, you must consider few things
Do a full re-search depending upon requirement– Are you buying a car for your personal use or family. Depending upon the requirement, you can choose from a sedan to a family minivan. If you will be using the car as a daily commuter then consider buying a car that is economical and cheap in maintenance.
Easy Maintenance:- Dubai has hot weather, Out of 12 months, 4 months in Dubai is Hot rest are even hotter. One has to put a little extra effort maintaining their vehicle in the scorching heat that Dubai has. So buying a car that can withstand the harsh conditions is important.
Do extensive checks before buying: – One can hire an independent professional to do multiple checks on the car before buying. People can choose for a Dh350 to checkup car at the RTA to make sure they are buying something of value. Similarly, they can opt for Dh250 checkup at workshop as well.
Find vehicle condition certificate: – Dubai Roads and transport authority has launched a vehicle condition certificate which is going to help used car buyer to fetch the essential details about the history of the car. The certificate will include details about the Total distance travelled, type and validity of Insurance, type of vehicle, owner name etc. Such details will be shared with others after obtaining the permission from the owner himself.
Keep the fluids Incheck: –The heat during summer months affects the fluid’s viscosity and consistency, thus making periodic replacements mandatory for optimal functioning. It is important to top off or replace all fluids, including brake, transmission, coolant, power steering and windshield washer fluid periodically. It is also Important to select the right Engine Oil, as Environmental factors- such as temperature and humidity which can affect the viscosity of the fluid.
Transfer of Ownership: –Once you have got it all documentation in place, Transfer of ownership will be done, and it will take a week for transferring the vehicle In your name. After paying for the car registration and car insurance you are all set to drive in Dubai.