Once you’ve bought a used car, you need to make sure that you maintain it regularly, in the same way that you would with a new car. The benefits of ensuring your car stays in tip-top condition range from the financial to safety and comfort, as well as avoiding those annoying breakdowns that leave you stranded at the side of the road.
At Al-Futtaim Automall, we always ensure that our pre-owned and used cars for sale in the UAE are in the best possible condition, by thoroughly inspecting every one before they go onto our website or into our showrooms. So we know why regular maintenance is so important. Here are our five top reasons to show you why those regular check-ups and services on your used car are a good thing.
If you don’t carry out regular maintenance on your car, there is a good chance that eventually, something will go wrong and you’ll face a long wait for the roadside recovery vehicle. Regular checks, from the oil to the condition of your battery, the level of wear on your tyres or the effectiveness of your brakes, can keep you on the road and out of the repair bay. Our colleagues at Al-Futtaim Auto Service Centers can ensure that your car is regularly serviced and checked to prevent a minor problem from turning into a major breakdown.
Regular car maintenance can also help keep your bank balance healthy, as it ensures your car is running efficiently rather than burning too much fuel and oil. A well-maintained car is also kinder to the environment, producing fewer pollutants and emissions.
If you buy a used car in the UAE that has a warranty, regular maintenance may be a part of your warranty agreement. If you fail to keep up with regular servicing and maintenance checks, it could invalidate your warranty if something major goes wrong that could have been prevented by simple maintenance.
If you want to sell your car in the UAE, a full service history and a complete record of all the regular maintenance and repairs carried out on the vehicle will improve the resale value. It will also make it more attractive to potential buyers as they will be able to see exactly what has been done to ensure the vehicle is in the best condition possible.
If you neglect regular maintenance on your car, not only could it result in a major (and much more expensive) breakdown, but it can be a concern safety-wise too. For example, without regular checks and maintenance, your brakes will eventually deteriorate as the pads and disc wear, the pipes perish and the fluids become contaminated through use.
Likewise, issues such as wheel-bearing wear can pose a real safety problem. Even something as simple as a windscreen wiper malfunctioning or performing poorly could put you and your family (as well as other road users) at risk. Regular maintenance keeps your vehicle safer.
At Al-Futtaim Automall, all of our cars for sale in the UAE go through a thorough safety and maintenance check before being offered for sale, so you have total peace of mind that your pre-owned car is in top condition. Whether you want a little city run-around like a Kia Picanto or dream of the sheer driving pleasure of a BMW 420i Grand, we have the perfect car for you. We’re also here if you want to sell your car for instant cash at the full market value. Browse our website today and try out our free online valuation tool, or drop in and talk to one of our friendly team.