As we move into the warmer months and the temptation to get out and about more encourages more people to take those family road trips, the market for pre-owned cars sees a rise in buying and selling. The early summer is one of the busiest times when it comes to buying and selling used cars, and at Al-Futtaim Automall we definitely see an increase in the number of inquiries from March onwards.
But is early summer really the best time to buy a used car in the UAE? And are there any special offers out there you should be looking out for?
Public holidays are often when the person who makes the major financial decisions in a family unit is more likely to start thinking about buying a new or pre-owned car, as they have the time to take test drives, browse what’s on offer, and generally spend more time looking into the process of buying a car.
Consequently, this is when you’ll find more dealerships running promotional campaigns and special offers that make it even more attractive to buy a used car. Around Ramadan and Eid, you’ll find that many dealerships present some very tempting offers and finance deals that can make upgrading to a better model much more affordable. It’s well worth looking around at this time of the year, as there are some time-sensitive deals available.
When manufacturers such as Toyota, Ford and Mitsubishi release new models, you will find that the number of pre-owned models on offer goes up. As these releases often happen around the time of the major international motor shows in the spring, you’ll find that there can be an excess of pre-owned cars coming onto the market as owners upgrade to the latest model.
Pre-owned could mean anything from a vehicle that’s ten years old to one that is just a couple of years old or less. Looking to buy a used car at this time of the year could mean you can pick up an exceptionally good example for a great price as dealers try to move stock quickly through the showrooms. It’s well worth keeping an eye on the online ‘virtual’ showrooms for dealerships to see what’s popular, and what’s in high demand.
As well as buying the vehicle itself, it’s always worth looking for package deals that include a range of extras such as servicing packages, zero% finance offers, warranties, and free insurance. All of these can make a pre-owned vehicle much more attractive and cheaper to run.
At Al-Futtaim Automall, we offer a one-year extensive warranty on every car that we sell. Warranties mean that you can purchase a used car in the UAE with confidence.
With a range of special offers currently available at Al-Futtaim Automall, any time is a great time to buy a pre-owned car, whether you’re looking for a nippy little Nissan for city driving, or a family-friendly Renault Duster.To find out more about our used cars special Ramadan and Eid offers, check online or drop into your nearest Al-Futtaim Automall showroom today.