How to Shop for Your First Car in Dubai

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Buying your first new or used car in Dubai is an exciting experience; however, it can also be a daunting task. There are endless deals in the UAE market and it becomes difficult to narrow down your choices. If your head is spinning at this point, we suggest checking out our tips before you buy your first car!

Evaluate your needs

Identify your basic needs. For what purpose will you be using your car? Do you go on long journeys often? What sort of traffic does your area usually have? Examine your lifestyle and do your research accordingly. Look into features and options best suited to your needs. Do your homework so you can make an informed choice! You can easily find local dealers online so don’t be afraid to inquire and ask around for help. 

Finances and budget

Be realistic about your finances and budget. This not only involves the price tag of the car but also the fuel requirements, maintenance, insurance, parking and repairing costs. Determining how much you can afford makes it easier for you to decide. You can explore new and used car Dubai options as well.

Moreover, plan ahead, consider your yearly income and how much you’re willing to spend on your car. If you need to borrow a loan, look into loan options available. It is again essential to evaluate your lifestyle. 

Test Drive

Once you have made your decision, it is important to give the car a try to see how it performs. Try to test drive all the cars you have shortlisted in a single day, this makes comparison easier and more fruitful. Test the clutch, in case it does not bite unless the clutch is entirely engaged, then it probably needs to be replaced because it is old and worn out.

Test the brakes and steering wheel vibrations to help determine the condition of the car. You can also take a friend who is much more knowledgeable about car-related business and technicalities. Getting a second opinion is always helpful! CarSwitch makes all this easy for you by assisting you throughout the process.

Background Research

In case you’re buying a used car in Dubai, this is especially important. Check the car’s accident as well as service history and be sure to check all the paperwork thoroughly.

Proper car inspection

Most of us are not technical car experts. So, if you are buying a used car in Dubai, make sure that it is thoroughly inspected. You can easily view a comprehensive inspection report of each car listed on CarSwitch online.

To have peace of mind throughout the process, consider buying a pre-inspected and certified used car in Dubai through, which has made the car buying experience as transparent and hassle-free as possible!

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