As a large part of the automobile industry is run by the pre-owned car market, there are dealers galore trading in used cars. Since buying a pre-owned vehicle is not always as straightforward as it seems, making sure you do adequate research before narrowing down on a credible used car dealer, as this is of paramount importance. When you are buying used cars in Dubai, it is not difficult to find used car dealerships, but the key is to finding one who will not put his profit making before finding you a good quality vehicle. The used car industry has a reputation of being shady while doing business, from selling bad cars to charging high finance rates, but it is not impossible to find credible dealers.
Dealers like Carswitch deal with buying and selling used cars in UAE and Dubai. They have a large inventory and do almost everything from getting the car inspected to listing it and helping out with the paperwork.
But here are some tips to consider when looking for a used car dealer.
Friends and Family
To a lot of people, friends and family are their go-to sources for reviews and guidance to buy a lot of things from property to electronics and of course cars. So recommendations of dealerships by someone known hold far greater value and can be more trustworthy. More often than not, these friends have had prior experiences dealing with these dealerships and will recommend them only if they have had a pleasant experience and got a great a deal. Take time to compare notes on the quality of the vehicles, the extra services provided etc.
In the present day, having an online presence has become mandatory to be taken seriously. Look for dealerships that take its online presence seriously as this is where you can find most information about the dealership. They will have listed all the cars that are in their inventory with the required details. Look for customer reviews on the website and reviews from other sources as well. These are usually indicative of the dealership’s credibility as well as ease of doing business and customer service.
Usually established dealerships have been around longer due to the quality of the business they provide. The quality of the services they offer and the way with which they do business ensures long lasting relationships with customers. So when doing your research on credibility, look for dealerships that have been around longer and have good reviews. You can usually guarantee good quality vehicles and excellent customer service. But remember that everyone is in business to make a profit and as a customer you usually get what you pay for. If you are buying a certified used vehicle, you will land up paying extra for it but you can rest assured that it is of good quality.
Check if the car you are going to buy comes with a warranty, that way if something goes wrong with the car’s warranty period you can always take it back to the dealerships. Usually credible dealers offer warranties on the cars as they deal with good quality cars. However if you find a great deal with a dealer who buys from auctions, then remember that they are most likely rejects and most likely comes without a warranty.
Nowadays most dealerships get their cars inspected and present the report to the customer when they show interest in a particular vehicle in their lot. That being said, a dealer who is confident about the condition of their vehicles should not have a problem with you showing the car to a mechanic of your choice for further inspections.
As reputation may have it, buying second hand cars can be tricky. The dealer obviously knows the vehicle better than a buyer, there are occasions when dealers tamper with the odometer so that the vehicle shows lower mileage. Dealers know about every bump and bruise on the car, and may cover it up with a paint job or get some tinkering done. However though certified pre-owned cars cost a little more, a dealer who is authorized to sell these cars are for the most part credible dealers.