Experts at CarSwitch have put together a handy list of services related to buying and maintaining your brand new used car in Dubai. These are cost estimates which may vary depending on specific circumstance or provider, so do always check with the relevant provider for exact cost.
Used Car inspection services (if desired)
Cost of RTA transfer
Car Insurance fees: AED 2,000 for comprehensive insurance
Car financing fees, if applicable
Used Car Care (optional)
These costs are indicative and actual costs charged by 3rd party providers may vary. We recommend that you check directly with the relevant provider to get exact figures.
CarSwitch.com is the UAE’s #1 rated site for buying and selling certified used cars in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah! Though every car is from a private seller, all pre-inspected with complete results online, and assistance from our switchers from getting insurance, financing, and transfer of ownership. Best part, it’s completely FREE to buy a car! You simply pay the seller direct for the car, and insurance / financing fees.
To buy a used car through bank financing, you will need to apply with a UAE bank for financing approval. This can be any bank in the UAE, and does NOT have to be the bank of your main account or where you receive your salary. Every bank has their own eligibility criteria, though they are generally quite similar
The documents generally required for applying for a used car loan include:
If you are buying a used car from CarSwitch.com we can help you secure bank financing for a small processing fee which also covers the valuation certificate the bank will require. Contact CarSwitch.com today to find out more about financing your next used car or selling your used car still under finance and help make the process of buying a used car easier in the UAE!
For the Used Car Seller:
Firstly, ensure that all your fines are cleared. Once completed, make sure that your used car is in good condition so that your used car will pass the RTA Vehicle Test. At CarSwitch, our thorough car inspection will provide you with the information you need on whether there are areas of your used car for you to be concerned about. The usual suspect is tires, as RTA will not allow transfer and registration of a car if tires are older than 4 years. Documents that you will need to sell your used car is valid ID and a car registration card. Additionally, if you are selling a car not registered in your name, you will need a valid and attested Power of Attorney to transfer your used car.
For the Used Car buyer:
The documents you will need to transfer ownership of a used car in the UAE is a valid Emirates ID, a copy of your UAE Residency Visa and a valid UAE driving licence. Additionally, you will need to purchase an insurance policy in order to register the used car and be able to issue licence plates for the car.
Watch out for outstanding loans that the car seller may have if the car was brought through a bank loan as this will need to be cleared. Once the loan is cleared, the seller will receive a release letter from the bank.
Transferring responsibility of a car can be quite complicated! When buying a used car through CarSwitch.com, a dedicated after sales team will provide detailed step by step instructions on every step of the process and often join you in person to ensure everything runs smoothly. This is free of charge to buyers, as you are buying a car directly from a private seller (skip the dealer fees!)
Purchasing car insurance for your used car in the UAE can be overwhelming with the choices available. Though, just settling for your first car insurance policy can result in you paying more than you need to. That’s why at CarSwitch our dedicated switchers will connect you with our broker for preferred rates to secure the best deal, all free of charge!
CarSwitch does not guarantee used cars and their inspections as these take place at the point of publishing the car online, and the condition may have changed since. Furthermore, as the inspections take place at the seller’s premise we cannot lift the car to investigate the underbody. However, our buyers can certainly inspect the car wherever they want at their expense. We only ask for a reservation deposit, deducted from the car price, to ensure seriousness and protect the seller. This deposit is fully refundable if you find any issues though, so you also remain protected!
CarSwitch can provide a warranty on some used cars advertised on the website. Look out for cars with “Third Party Warranty” displayed in the highlights section of the used car detail page. This warranty costs AED 500 for 3 months and AED 1,500 for 1 year. Please visit the terms and conditions page for more details on this.
Here are some of the main factors you should look out for when buying a used car in the UAE:
Visit the best used car online marketplace today and let the team take care of these details for you.