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  • For Sale 2007 lexus ls 460

    Color:Pearl White
    Interior:leather
    VIN#:JTHBL46F475020234
    Transmission:Automatic
    Year:2007
    Engine:4.6L V8 EFI
    Make:lexus
    Mileage:44993 Miles
    Model:ls460
    VehicleType:Sedan
    Drive:RWD
    Fuel:Gasoline
    Price:AED 152.000

  • For Sale 2007 lexus ls 460

    Color:Color:Pearl White
    Interior:leather
    VIN#:JTHBL46F475020234
    Transmission:Automatic
    Year:2007
    Engine:4.6L V8 EFI
    Make:lexus
    Mileage:44993 Miles
    Model:ls460
    VehicleType:Sedan
    Drive:RWD
    Fuel:Gasoline
    Price:AED 152.000

  • For Sale 2007 lexus ls 460

    Color:Pearl White
    Interior:leather
    VIN#:JTHBL46F475020234
    Transmission:Automatic
    Year:2007
    Engine:4.6L V8 EFI
    Make:lexus
    Mileage:44993 Miles
    Model:ls460
    VehicleType:Sedan
    Drive:RWD
    Fuel:Gasoline
    Price:AED 152.000

  • For Sale 2007 lexus ls 460

    Color:Pearl White
    Interior:leather
    VIN#:JTHBL46F475020234
    Transmission:Automatic
    Year:2007
    Engine:4.6L V8 EFI
    Make:lexus
    Mileage:44993 Miles
    Model:ls460
    VehicleType:Sedan
    Drive:RWD
    Fuel:Gasoline
    Price:AED 152.000

  • For Sale 2007 lexus ls 460

    Color:Pearl White
    Interior:leather
    VIN#:JTHBL46F475020234
    Transmission:Automatic
    Year:2007
    Engine:4.6L V8 EFI
    Make:lexus
    Mileage:44993 Miles
    Model:ls460
    VehicleType:Sedan
    Drive:RWD
    Fuel:Gasoline
    Price:AED 152.000

  • For Sale 2010 MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C300 4MATIC

    Color:Dark Grey
    Interior: leather VIN#:WDDGF8BB6AR086458
    Transmission: Automatic
    Year:2010
    Engine: 3.0L V6
    Make:Mercedes-Benz
    Mileage:42514 Miles
    Model:C300 4Matic
    Vehicle Type: Sedan
    Drive:RWD
    Fuel:Gasoline
    Price:AED 152.000

  • For Sale 2010 MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C300 4MATIC

    Dark Grey
    Interior: leather VIN#:WDDGF8BB6AR086458
    Transmission: Automatic
    Year:2010
    Engine: 3.0L V6
    Make:Mercedes-Benz
    Mileage:42514 Miles
    Model:C300 4Matic
    Vehicle Type: Sedan
    Drive:RWD
    Fuel:Gasoline
    Price:AED 152.000

  • For Sale 2010 MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C300 4MATIC

    Dark Grey
    Interior: leather VIN#:WDDGF8BB6AR086458
    Transmission: Automatic
    Year:2010
    Engine: 3.0L V6
    Make:Mercedes-Benz
    Mileage:42514 Miles
    Model:C300 4Matic
    Vehicle Type: Sedan
    Drive:RWD
    Fuel:Gasoline
    Price:AED 152.000

Test and register your car is easy as 1, 2, 3

Easy as 1, 2, 3,  


 
To test and register your vehicle, simply:
1Drive your car into a Shamil Vehicle Testing Centre at an Emarat service station.
2Complete the process in comfortable, air-conditioned surroundings, including paying testing and registration fees, and any fines and offences you may have.
3Receive an endorsed registration card as soon as the car passes its test.
  
 
Enjoy your visit
 
The whole process should take just 20 minutes. You can even relax with a coffee and a doughnut at the Emarat convenience store while you wait.
 
State-of-the-art facilities include:
 
Plasma screens that show you where your car is in the testing process.
 
You can also get insurance on site.
 
Service costs
 
Dubai Centers: First test AED 50, free retest within 30 days and AED 25 for third test

Northern Emirates Centers: AED 60, free retest within 15 days and AED 20 for third test.

ESMA "Emirats Standardization and Metrology Authority" AED 330 for imported used vehicles (GCC Standards).

We also operate a VIP service where we will collect your vehicle from your home or workplace, drive it to the Shamil Vehicle Testing Center, test and register the car, and return it to you, this service costs just Dhs. 200.

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Hints and tips when buying a secondhand / used car



  • What to look out for when buying used cars
This is always a mine field and nothing guarantees success but there are a few things to look out for before parting with your hard earned cash.
Obviously different countries have different rules but I am sure a lot of the following would apply wherever you are located.



  • PRE-SHOPPING ADVICE
The depreciation of used cars is much less than new cars and, therefore, they are a more cost effective purchase.
Get your finance in place before choosing your car, this saves time as you know exactly which vehicles you can or cannot afford.
Be aware of the current "going rate" of vehicles before purchasing by checking guides available from most newsagents that list the value of most used cars.
Consider all different outlets such as trade-ins at new car dealerships, private sales etc.Cars less than three years old which have been driven 20,000 - 25,000 annually are probably the best buys. An average annual mileage is about 10,000, so for a 3 year old car mileage between 60,000 and 75,000 would be reasonable.   Anything over this could have been used for business and driven hard.
Small and medium saloons and hatchbacks are easier to maintain and repair than convertibles or luxury cars.


  • GENERAL ADVICE WHEN INSPECTING VEHICLES
Check the engine plate on the car corresponds with that given on the registration documents and that it has not been tampered with or changed, Ask car owner to provide a detailed diagnostic report .
Never buy a car without test driving is yourself or by Cars expert.
First make sure you are insured to drive it then, if possible, take it on a drive that covers a mixture of conditions i.e. fast motorway driving, slow urban driving, twisting roads and don't forget to check reverse.


  • BODYWORK
Always inspect the bodywork in good light. 
Look for corrosion or rust.  Rust is probably the most damaging thing of all on cars over five years old.
Surface blisters can be relatively harmless and easily treated but corrosion coming from the inside of the body panels is more serious.
Look for rust at the top and rear of the front wings, along the side sills, below front and rear bumpers and the bottoms of the doors.
Sometimes a rust blemish on the paintwork can indicate more serious corrosion underneath.  Press the panel gently with your thumb.  If there is a cracking noise it indicates advanced corrosion.
It is usually not worth repairing rust that has perforated the bottom of doors, the bodywork around the front and rear screen rubbers, on trailing edges of bootlids or tailgates and leading edges of bonnets and on rear wing panels.   These can only be repaired expensively by specialists and subsequent painting is costly.
Walk around the car and look along the doors and wings from each of the four corners.  Any crash repairs will show up if they have not been well done.  You will see ripples or a change in the texture of the paint if there is a lot of body filler underneath.  Take a small magnet with you, it will be attracted to metal but not to plastic body filler.  Look also for variations in the paint colour.
Water stains in the boot, around windows, on carpets and around the sunroof opening may indicate leaks.


  • STRUCTURAL BODYWORK
Look for rust perforation on inner wings, the bulkhead and any cross members and chassis members visible under the bonnet.  If you see any, reject the car.
Beneath the car check side sills, chassis legs, cross members and subframes.  Tap suspicious areas with a lightweight hammer, or push hard with your hand to detect the 'give' of weakened metal.  Be wary of freshly applied underseal - could be hiding weakened metal.
Check the floorpan for corrosion.
Look at brake pipes, if they are crusted or pitted with rust, these could be dangerous.
Check suspension and steering mounting points for serious corrosion, especially under the bonnet.


  • COLLISION DAMAGE
A car that has been in a collision can be dangerous, especially if its suspension and/or steering have been damaged.  
Examine under the bonnet for damage, creasing or replaced inner wings (unsightly welds are a give-away).   Also inspect the engine bay forward panels and forward chassis legs for repairs or creases.
When test driving the car the steering should be consistent with no tendency to pull either left or right.
Look under the carpet between the front and back doors for signs of welding or repair in case two halves of different cars have been welded together (cut and shut), which is extremely dangerous.


  • INSIDE THE CAR
Check the odometer, the numbers may have been altered.
Look to see if the  mileage corresponds with the general condition of the car.  A worn brake pedal and wear marks on the gear lever indicate a car that might have done more than 60,000 miles.  A worn or sagging driver's seat and carpet are other signs of high mileage.
A very low mileage may indicate the car might have been left unused for long periods or used only for short journeys.  Both can cause engine problems.  A car that has been regularly used and serviced is a better bet.


  • ENGINE
Have a look at the general state of the engine.  
A dirty engine and surrounding area suggests that the car hasn't been well looked after and that servicing may have been neglected.  
Conversely, a sparkling clean engine could have been steam cleaned to disguise problems such as oil leaks etc.
Before starting the engine remove the dipstick and check the colour of the oil.  If it is very black the car has probably not been recently, or regularly, serviced.  Also check for beige "mayonnaise" on the dipstick, a possible symptom of head gasket leakage.
Check the quantity and colour of coolant.  It should be the colour of antifreeze not rusty red.  An engine that has been run without antifreeze may have problems.
Listen to the engine starting up from cold.  The oil light should go out soon after the engine starts, if it doesn't there may be engine wear.
Heavy rattling or knocking noises shortly after start up could indicate wear of the crankshaft and big-end bearings.  Listen for clattering or light knocking noises from the top of the engine which indicate camshaft wear.
Turn on the ignition and open the throttle sharply
Check for black or blue smoke from the exhaust. 
Blue smoke comes from burning oil and shows engine wear, whereas black smoke is un-burnt fuel and has many possible causes.  
Check for smooth idling when warm.
When test driving check the engine does not misfire but pulls strongly and cleanly Check there are no pinking sounds (i.e. metallic rattling sound that occurs when the throttle is open).  If the car does misfire and the engine has electronic fuel or ignition control only buy it if the misfire is put right first.
Keep an eye on the temperature gauge or warning light which may indicate overheating.
Finally check for oil leaks.


  • TRANSMISSION
most of transmission box in UAE are automatic, check the transmission dipstick for correct fluid level, this is best done with the engine hot and idling.   Also smell the dipstick, if it smells burnt steer clear of the car!
When driving check that the transmission changes down into each gear properly under full acceleration and at the right time.


  • SUSPENSION
Check shock absorbers (dampers) by pushing down hard on the bodywork at the corners and letting go.  The car should rebound once just past the level position, then go back i.e. one and a half swings.  Any more than this indicates the shock absorbers need replacing.
Listen for knocks from the suspension over poor road surfaces which could indicate worn bushes, joint and dampers.  Take a note of the cars handling, if it is vague, "floaty" or bouncy, suspect worn dampers.
Check for fluid leakage from the dampers or struts.   Slight weeping is acceptable any more is not.


  • STEERING
If the steering is vague and heavy the tyres may be worn or under pressurised.
Rock the steering wheel gently while watching the front wheel, there should not be any noticeable delay between steering wheel and road wheel movement.
Check for wheel wobble at speed.  This is often attributable to unbalanced front wheels.  Steering wheel shimmy at low speeds indicated distorted wheel rims.


  • BRAKES
The brake pedal should offer good resistance and not sink most of the way to the floor when applied.
If a servo is fitted, check that it works by pumping the brake pedal several times, holding the pedal down and starting the engine.   You should feel the pedal creep down as it operates.
The care should not swerve when the brakes are applied hard at speed.  If it does, it may have seized or leaking wheel cylinders or calipers.
If the car judders when you apply the brakes this implies distorted front brake discs.  Inspect discs for heavy scoring or unpolished or corroded areas, they may need renewing.
Check the brake hoses under the wheel arches for cracking, chafing, swelling or leaks.


  • TYRES
Check the treads and side walls on all four tyres (plus spare wheel) there should be more than 2mm of tread all over the tyre and the sidewalls should not be cracked or damaged.   
Uneven wear on treads suggests steering, tracking or suspension problems.


  • BEFORE MAKING AN OFFER
If the car passes your inspection , test drive, And diagnose report here are a few more things to bear in mind before making an offer:-
In the UAE every car over three years old must have an annual (fahs) and, therefore,  ensure the certificate is current. Ask to see service and repair history and well as repair receiptsTreat a denial that these receipts exist with suspicion.
Check the mileage on the odometer tallies with service and repair receipts.
Check the car's registration and chassis number matches those on the registration document.
Ask if it is permissible to have the car inspected by an independent mechanic.  If it is (and you can afford the added expense) ask the mechanic to carry out a cylinder compression test to assess the condition of the engine and also to estimate the cost of any repairs he thinks may be warranted.  You can then ask for the cost of these repairs to be deducted from the asking price.
If you have a car to trade in don't mention the fact until you have negotiated a discount for the one you want to buy.

If you are buying from a trader, depending on the value of the car, it may be worth investing in a warrantyRead the warranty small print very carefully as some warranties exclude more than they cover.

after you have done all these checks you feel you have found "it" then don't sign anything but assure the vendor that the sale is "subject to a satisfactory inspection by an independent automobile association".


  • Well, if after all this you still feel inclined to buy another car, best of luck!!!
  • For further informations tips, and hints feel free to contact us or leave your message using our Talk here box and we would try to assist you with the best answers.



Driving schools in Dubai

None of the driving schools in Dubai have an excellent reputation, or even a good reputation - there's stories of appalling driving standards about all of them. Listen to a driving safety expert (allegedly), Adam Kechil, on Dubai Eye 103.8 (a Dubai radio station) for his polite criticism of Dubai driving schools (and mostly justified, but still patronising, criticism of Dubai drivers). Catch him broadcasting after 0900 on Sunday mornings. Most of the time he sounds like an RTA
spin doctor but he does name two driving schools that are worthy of consideration:
  • Emirates Driving Company in Abu Dhabi - they have some sort of consultative agreement with Sweden
  • Emirates Driving Institute in Dubai - they have something to do with the Institute of Advanced Driving
The larger driving schools may be able to get your repeat test organised more quickly eg within a week instead of a month, which is probably the main advantage. If the rumours of monthly quotas for passing the driving test are true, then it would make sense to try and do a driving test at the beginning of the month. Some driving schools in Dubai will pick you up from and deliver you back to home or office.
Lessons of about 45 mins will cost you around 50-100 dhs each. Schools will attempt to sell you a course of 30-40 lessons but you can get that reduced if you know how to drive already - ask them to test you (there may be an additional fee).
There are about 25 driving schools with 3,000 cars in Dubai ready to unleash your pent-up road rage but not at any old time yet since the RTA (Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai) have restricted driving schools to allowing trainee drivers out in public from the hours of 0900-1400 and 1500-1700 on Sat-Thu from November 2006 (previously was 0800-1330 and 1500-1900) which overlaps nicely with the rush-hour traffic generated by those residents working split shifts in Dubai. Other training hours are Fridays 0700-1100, holidays 0700-1700, Ramadan 1000-1300 and 1500-1700. Restricted areas (no training at any time) are Sheikh Zayed Rd, Sheikh Rashid Rd, Ittihad Rd, Airport Tunnel and within residential areas.
  • Al Ahli Driving Learning Institute, Chairman is Ali Bujsaim and Managing Partner is Adel Noori.
  • Belhasa Driving Centre, tel +971-4-3440276. One of the two biggest driving schools in Dubai. Their queues of learners in orange and white cars annoy everyone on the roads. Also called Balhasa Driving Learning Institute. President is Saif Ahmad Balhasa, and Director of Tests Department is Hani Kamal Mohammadi.
  • Dubai Driving School, tel +971-4-2717654. Cleverly named. Big enough to have their own testing department. Maybe the same as ...
  • Dubai Driving Learning Institute, director is Ahmad Al Aiyali.
  • Emirates Driving Institute, tel +971-4-2631100. The other big driving school in Dubai, also called Emirates Driving Learning Institute. Director is Amer Ahmad Balhasa.
  • Falcon Motor Driving School, tel +971-4-2710192. Nothing to do with Mad Max (Australians and NZers will understand).
  • Galadari Motor Driving Centre (GMDC), Al Ghusais tel 971-4-2676166, branches in Karama +971-4-3964886, Al Quoz +971-43384567, Lamcy +971-4-3350532. Website says they offer instruction for motorcyle licences too. Licenses issued at their testing center in Al Ghusais / Qusais opposite the cattle market (not for target practice). Also called Galadari Driving Learning Institute. Director is Naser Yousuf.
  • Speed Line Driving School, tel +971-4-2728285. Hopefully the 'Speed' in the name refers to how quickly you get your licence, rather than a recommended driving technique.
  • Women's Driving Academy, set up by Alix Capper-Murdoch in early 2009, a well known female DJ and race car driver in Dubai. No tel number found, try contacting the Dubai Autodrome.
If you can find a private driving instructor, you may have more flexible timings. Money saved will not be much. Finding one through newspaper advertisements is a bit of a lottery though - try asking for recommendations.

16 April 2009 - VIP licence applications

Now even driving licence lessons have a VIP option. Pay lots of money and get your license in less than a week, according to a report in The Xpress.
 Emirates Driving Institute offers this option for just over AED 15,000 for beginners, or AED 8,600 if you already have a licence from somewhere else. Cheaper options are available at the Galadari Driving Center and the Dubai Driving School - AED 8,000 for beginners and AED 5,000 if you already have a licence. If you have a driving licence from another country, bring two copies, attested by your embassy or consulate (along with NOC, eye test, passport copies and original, and 6 photos).

27 April 2009 - renew Dubai driving licence online

  • Engineer Ali Al Jasem, Director of the Licensing Department of the Licensing Agency of the RTA said "We have launched the online driving licence renewal service this week," according to a Gulf News report 27 April 2009.
  • Do an eye test - visit an Al Jaber Optical Center or Al Yateem Optician (you can't do the eye test online). Bring 2 passport photos and proof of identity other than your driving licence. Costs 25 dhs.
  • Visit the RTA website - register first if you haven't done so already.
  • Click on the + sign next to the "Public e-services" link on the home page, then click on the "Traffic e-services" link that appears.
  • You'll see a page with a list of services, under the "Driving License" heading is a link to "Renewal of Driving License" - click that.
  • Login to your RTA account. There you can fill in the form and pay your renewal fees (110 dhs).
  • A new driving license should be posted to you within a week or so.
  • As the RTA is a Dubai agency, driving license renewals for other emirates still need to be done at the respective traffic department as far as we know

Driving licence valid after UAE residence visa cancellation - 21 January 2009

  • UAE driving licences are valid for a 10 year period (previously was 5 years). As UAE residence visas are only valid for 1 or 3 years at a time, many expats obviously end up with a UAE driving licence that still appears to be valid after cancelling their UAE residence visa.
  • Popular belief was that a UAE driving licence was only valid for non-nationals as long as the residence visa was valid. However, a recent court case indicates that even after residence visa cancellation, UAE driving licences might still valid for the remainder of their validity period.
  • The Gulf News reported that a Dubai Court of Cassation ruling was issued that said "When the authorities terminate a resident's visa that does not mean that his/her driving licence is unusable as well. A driver's licence remains valid in Dubai as long as it hasn't expired. The document is considered applicable provided it was issued upon a valid residence visa,"
  • Note that it is not clear if this applies only to Dubai, or for other emirates in the UAE also.
 
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