A primary question that every car buyer in the UAE has is – to choose from a brand-new car vs. a second-hand car. Though the choice of cars can be variable, it can be important to keep in mind some of the most important points in choosing a second-hand car.

Model of the second-hand car:

If you have decided to go ahead and purchase a second-hand car for sale online or offline, you will surely have fewer choices compared to the new models. This means you might not always get the car of your choice with the desired features and engine specifications.

Checking the model of your choice and shortlisting 3 -4 options can be advisable while on the lookout for a second-hand car. Options can vary from cost, service, maintenance, and a plethora of other factors.

Checks and Tests Performed on the Car:

Insisting on a pass certificate from approved testing centers can be a useful parameter to check on the working condition and reassuring the fact checks on the vehicle. There are many approved testing centers across the UAE to aid in these checks.

Test Driving the Car:

Taking the car out for a spin can help in understanding the condition of the engine, noise-related aspects, and the overall performance of the vehicle. This is an important aspect before zooming on the choice of car.

Checking Interiors and Exteriors:

Even if your car looks amazing from the outside, a serious issue could be there in the engine or other internal parts. So, if you haven’t identified them before making your deal, you are going to face hassles in the future. As compared to new cars, a slight bit of checking on second-hand cars can make it more reliable.


After making the due payment for your car, it is important to change the registration of the car in the name of the buyer and ensuring that all the documents and receipts are with yourself. All documents can be important proof to substantiate the purchase of the car and avoid any hassles in the future.


 There are numerous things to take care of while buying a second-hand car, however, ensuring proper checks and controls can also ensure that it can also be the best decision that you will be making. Once you have zoomed in and purchased the best second-hand car of your choice, the next step is to get the best car insurance policy for your car.

Al Wathba Insurance:

Al Wathba National Insurance Company is a leading insurance provider and one of the forerunners in the UAE insurance industry to embrace new-age digital technologies to deliver significant value to both customers and employees alike. By introducing an array of digital offerings customized for both internal and external stakeholders, AWNIC has digitized most of its products and services touching all facets of operations.


AWNIC has been awarded back to back by the UAE Insurance Authority for Excellence in Digital Transformation and Smart Services in 2018-2019 and in the following year awarded Digital Insurance Initiative of the Year by the Asia Insurance Awards in 2020 and is ranked no. 6 by Forbes Middle East as One of the Most Valuable Companies in the Region.


Taking advantage of the digitalization, we have made the customer insurance experience super convenient:


  • Hassle-free claims process: our claims are so stress-free. Just submit a claim online and we’ll take care of everything, to get it repaired.
  • Buy Insurance in a few clicks: we help you deal with insurance instantly, simply at the click of a button. Whether it’s a purchase, support, claims, or renewal, our support team is always here for you.
  • Privilege Card: Awnic’s privilege card is a loyalty discount card offered to customers who purchase insurance from awnic or its associates.
  • Salvage Vehicles auction: Awnic auction system helps in disposing of an array of salvage vehicles with an ease manner and better profitability. Bidding/buying from an awnic auction online portal is simple, you can save your time and money.

To get AWNIC car policy for your second-hand car now, visit our digital channels which are:



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