Buying a used car? Here’s the ultimate checklist

Buying a used car? Here’s the ultimate checklist

Are you thinking of buying a used car? Well, it is a stressful task with so many thoughts crossing the mind. And we are here to make the process easy for you!

Buying used car in the UAE

We have compiled a list of things a prospective used car buyer should know -

Finding a used car in the UAE

When it comes to buying a used car like anywhere in the world, the UAE too has several options on offer. For those buying a used car in Dubai, we’ll suggest you head to the Ras Al Khor and check the Auto Market located in Sharjah. Souq Al Haraj is filled with all the used cars sold in Motor World in Abu Dhabi. There’s also an option of buying a used car from a private seller.

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However, before you head out to any of these places remember to look for used cars for sale in the UAE online.

Now, that you have found your ideal car, there are a few essential things to keep in mind to make the most of your money.

Get it thoroughly checked


Nine out of ten times, buying a used car is a cheaper option except for the case where we are talking about the classic/vintage cars.

If the car you have picked has little to no service history, then it is advised that you get it checked by a trusted mechanic. If an option, try taking the mechanic along when you are looking out for used cars. You can also take it to the garage for a closer look.

The mechanic will help you analyze how much the car will cost in the long run and will also point out faults if any.

used car financing option

Financing options

One thing a buyer must keep in mind is the importance of a budget when buying a car, used, or new. Yes, financing is always an option, but going over budget is a big no-no.

Warranty and service packages

used car Warranty and service packages

Buying a used car with a warranty and/or service package will provide you insight about the car’s history. This includes routine maintenance and service checks.

In case a warranty or service contract is available, always cross-check with the seller what all it includes and is valid for how long.

If none is available with the car you are opting for, a warranty or service package can always be purchased by a third party.

For more such insightful articles, stay tuned with Zingwheels UAE.

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