Opting to buy a used car is as much a big decision as buying a brand new one and it entails smart thinking. You do not want to buy a car for the sake of having one. There are several cars for sale. This article will take you through the steps you need to follow to find one and eventually own it in the same way that the tips are given for buying used cars.
First of all, classified websites provide the best platforms to find used cars for sale in Dubai – an example of such a website is www.oforo.com. This website offer free ad posting. Website visitors can upload a picture of the used cars for sale, write short details about it and include one’s contact and the price. Instant responses are common. These websites are a direct platform for buyers and sellers.
As much information as these car classified websites offer, it is not enough to just look at a picture and decide you want to acquire that car. There’s more to buying a used car in UAE than just offering the money and having it delivered to you. Here are some of the factors that affect how you choose a used car:
Clocking: This refers to a backhanded method that some car dealers use by reducing the mileage of a car in order to raise its price and consequently, gain profit.
Car cloning: Cloning means copying and in this case, I’m referring to a car’s number plate being switched with one of the same model to create an illusion to buyers that the used 4/4 autos for sale are the originals from car manufacturers such as Toyota and others.
Budget: Of course, one of the main factors you should look at when buying a used car is the price. It’s a good idea to check car tax rates to know what you can afford and tell whether a deal that you are offered is a good value or not.
Viewing: As much as the outward look of a car may not be important as its details, you still might want to look into viewing the car before buying it. Be careful not to view the car in the rain, in poor light or at night lest you miss checking out parts that are important such as the seats and carpets and locking wheel nuts.
V5C registration document: This document tells you whether the car you’re buying is being given to you by the registered owner lest you buy a car that is stolen.
Handbook: Make sure that the handbook is in the car that you want to buy it will cost you more having to buy a new one.
Test drive: Of course, you will need to test drive the used car before finalizing your purchase. This gives you a chance to see how the car works and how you feel in it.
Don’t be pressured into buying: Buy a car that you feel comfortable with. A car that you trust to enjoy driving and one that you feel is up to your expectations.
To some, cars are a passion while to others; they are just a means to get you to wherever you need to be. In any case, find a car that suits you. Don’t settle for less. While you’re at it, remember to drive your acquired used car safely.