Avoid 3 Common Mistakes When Selling Your Car


If you have been living abroad and are ready to sell your vehicle keep reading. As a foreign resident, it is easy to make some classic mistakes when selling your car, so in this article, I am giving you the TOP 3 mistakes to avoid so you get the best resell value and have the smoothest experience.

Ready? Let’s dive in!


Mistake #1: How to Sell Your Car 

Don’t sell your car to the first person you find online. More likely than not you will get haggled and low-balled when you go to sell car in Oman. Instead, do your research and look into the top-rated dealerships that specialize in car sales with the highest resell value. 

If you have been living in Oman for a short period of time, under five years, like most foreign residents, your vehicles are in a unique category to be sold to a dealer directly. Companies like Carzaty, specialize in buying and selling cars in Oman. Keep these things in mind when choosing where to sell:

  1. Is it a legal establishment
  2. Avoid questionable car markets
  3. Look over the reviews carefully 
  4. Understand your cars market value 
  5. Don’t engage in haggling 

With these five tips, you can better sell car in Oman without worry. 

Mistake #2: Buying a Car with Low Value

If you haven’t bought your car in Oman yet, consider that purchasing a car with good resale value is important. A car once bought can lose more than half its value. So your great steal of a car you got will be worth next to nothing when you go to resell. Ensure you know exactly how much your roadworthy certificate will cost on your vehicle before you sell it. This may be an added cost but usually, they’re not overly expensive and are put in place to maintain the health and safety for road users.

Instead, buy from a reputable dealer who is an expert and selling high-value cars and has a reselling program built-in. This will mean that you are likely to buy and sell your junk car online at a very similar value. Consider the following criteria from Carzaty:

  • Less than five years old 
  • Under 120,000 kilometers
  • Select makes and models 
  • From the GCC
  • Clean record of no accidents 

This means you will be buying a safe, reliable car that has resell value. It also means your car will be legal from within the GCC and not imported from other countries. By choosing to purchase from a dealer with a buyback program you have a much higher chance of reselling for a great price. 

Mistake #3: Spending a Lot on Repairs Prior to Sale

Many people think to get the best value on resell, you have to invest in fixing up every little thing in the car. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Actually, if you buy from a respected dealer they will take care of any minor fixes under warranty. So spending thousands on new brake pads, tune ups, or tires is a waste of time and money.

If you have an interested buyer and they are insisting that you take care of usual wear and tear find another buyer as they are most likely trying to haggle you down. Choosing a neutral mechanic will help you make an amicable deal. 

Wrap Up 

If you are thinking about buying and selling your car in Oman avoid these top mistakes and choose a trustworthy dealer to buy and see your car easily without haggling or worry. 

Author Bio: Written by Ester K, sales and Public Relations (PR nerd), obsessed with research, sleeping in as much as possible, and listening to podcasts. When I am not at home with my fam I enjoy long walks through the beautiful city of Jerusalem.