Taking a test drive is an essential part of buying a car in the UAE. While a particular model may look like the car of your dreams, you won’t know exactly how you feel about it until you get behind the wheel and take it out on the road. How does it handle? Does it accelerate smoothly and brake without any juddering? Are the seats comfortable? Is there enough leg and headroom for you and your passengers? And most importantly, how does it make you feel?
All of these questions can only be answered by a test drive. At Al-Futtaim Automall, we make it super-easy to test drive any of our pre-owned cars in the UAE, so you can get the full experience before you part with your money. Here is our guide on how to test drive a used car.
You can either do this in person at any Al-Futtaim Automall showroom or take an online guided tour of the outside and inside of the vehicle that interests you. Click on the picture and move your cursor around to get a 360°view of the outside and the cabin interior. If you like what you see, it’s time to move to step 2.
You don’t have to go into a showroom to book a test drive these days, it can all be done from the comfort of your sofa on your smartphone or laptop. Next to the main photo of your chosen model, you’ll see two blue buttons. To book your test drive or find out more information about the used car you like, click the Enquire/Test Drive button and follow the instructions. Fill out the Contact form, ensuring that you click the Test Drive option on the left. One of our team will then contact you to book your test drive.
You’ll get an introduction to the car you’re test driving, and then it’s time to get behind the wheel. Because you’re buying a used car from a recognised dealer, you can be sure that the car has been thoroughly checked before it’s offered for sale. At Al-Futtaim Automall, our technicians carry out a top-to-bottom safety and performance check so you know you’re getting into a safe, reliable vehicle.
Now it’s time for the fun part! Take your car and put it through its paces with some in-town driving and a short run on the highway. Drive it as you would your current car. The big part of a test drive is to see how the car makes you feel when you’re driving normally. Is the seat comfortable and can it be easily adjusted? Is the visibility good all round or do you have blind spots where the door pillars are? Is the driving position comfortable if you have to do a long journey? All of these subtle questions can be answered on a test drive.
Once you’ve completed your test drive, it’s decision time – do you want to buy the car or try another one? There are no limits to the number of test drives you can arrange with Al-Futtaim Automall. We want you to be happy with the decision you make and we understand that buying a pre-owned car is a big financial commitment. A test drive helps you make the right choice.
You can then talk to us about finance offers, including selling your car to Al-Futtaim Automall and putting the money towards that new purchase. We always pay the full market value based on age, model, condition and mileage. You can also find out about special offers on financing. All of our pre-owned cars come with a free one-year warranty that can be extended to two or three years for a small additional cost.
It really is that easy. Why not start browsing and find a car you’d like to test drive today?