Expert Guide: How to Inspect a Used Car Before Buying in UAE (2024)

Last Updated on July 9, 2024 by Vadim

Learn essential tips from auto care experts on how to thoroughly inspect a used car before purchasing in the UAE. Avoid common pitfalls and ensure you’re getting a reliable vehicle.

Pre-Purchase Checklist

  1. Research market values
  2. Be wary of unusually low prices
  3. Check accident history
  4. Buy from trusted sellers
  5. Get a professional pre-purchase inspection

Common Mistakes to Avoid

  • Choosing the cheapest option without investigation
  • Buying from large auto markets without inspection
  • Neglecting to check for odometer manipulation

Pre-Purchase Inspection: What to Expect

A thorough inspection should cover:

  1. Electrical components
  2. Engine condition
  3. Body and chassis
  4. Tyre condition
  5. Interior wear and tear

Expert Insights

Mohammed Rakibul Islam, Profix Autocare: “First-time buyers often fall for low prices without realising the car may be heavily damaged.”

Amal Kumar, Royal Prince Auto Care: “Garages can manipulate odometers or do basic bodywork. Always get the car checked by a trusted garage.”

Post-Purchase Tips

  • Keep a budget buffer for immediate repairs
  • Get quotations for pre-purchase inspections
  • Replace oil and filters immediately after purchase

By following these expert tips, you can significantly reduce the risk of buying a problematic used car in the UAE. Remember, a thorough inspection is a small price to pay for long-term peace of mind.

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