You were driving fast and suddenly ended up scratching it while passing through a narrow street, it is time to send it over to the dent and paint shop. But, picking the best one in Dubai is often confusing and can get over your head. Naturally, calling all denting and painting shops in the city can be too time consuming. For your convenience, here is what you should know about car dent removal in Dubai:
Look at Your Budget
You would love to send your vehicle to the best car dent removing service in town, if it could fit into your budget. The irony is that some top-class services are too costly and don’t fit the budget of most customers. The ideal thing is to make a list of those denting services that you think will suit your budget. Surprisingly, you’ll find many in this category. However, never try to remove the scratches watching online videos. Those are done by professionals with years of experience, something you don’t have. Doing so by yourself might end up damaging your car further instead of repairing the damage.
Choose an All In One Service
Despite of what you think, you can actually get a great car dent removal service for your money. Just look around you, ask friends, colleagues and family members and you’ll find one. There are many car dents removing services that specialize in several types of dent removals including scrapes, scratches, deep dents, and body gashes among others.
Extra Coating To Protect Paint
Dubai’s climate wreaths havoc on your car’s health in the longer run. Adding an extra layer over your car’s paint is a great way to keep it protected against elements like blazing sunshine, rain, and snow. It also helps protect it from minor scratches and touchups and protects the paint for a long time. Too much heat can often lead to cracks appearing in your car’s paint which looks awkward clumsy. After some time, the paint starts to peel off the vehicle and ruins your car’s appearance. A car dent removal service essentially keeps your car protected against all these hazards.
If your car is suffering from any of these mishaps, it is time to call the best car detailing dubai service for the job.
Living in Dubai means you will need transportation, and if you are one who prefers to be in charge of your own movements, there are a few things you should know about driving around the emirate.
Getting a License
If you have a current license from your home country and it is one of the 36 recognized by the UAE, getting your license will be a matter of providing identification documentation, eye exam and your current license. However, if your license is 2 years old or older, you could be required to take up to 48 driving classes.
- Must be 21 years old
- Take theory test (if required)
- Take road test (if required)
- Pay associated fees
Getting a Vehicle
There is some debate about the affordability of owning your own car or truck in the UAE. As a general rule, vehicles are cheaper in Dubai than they are in many parts of the world but they are comparable to US prices. What many people feel is expensive in this endeavor is the cost of obtaining a license and maintaining your vehicle.
One reason prices on cars is much better than other areas is the lack of tax and low interest rate loans. Companies who locate in free trade zones are also benefiting from no tax liability so they are able to offer better financing options. For example, one company offers a guaranteed buy back for 2 years after your purchase date, and many loans are coming in at a paltry 2.5%. For those coming from areas in the US where interest rates can be up to 22%, this is a massive difference.
Obey the Law
This is one aspect of car ownership that cannot be stressed enough. Dubai is a welcoming country but they are serious about all their laws, and traffic violations are no exception. If you are caught driving under the influence, for example, your vehicle will be towed, you can be fined nearly $9,000 and your license will be revoked.
Top laws to be aware of:
- Running a Red light- this is a particularly serious offense in Dubai (compared with the US). Fines are around $200 and your car will be impounded for 15 days
- Driving on hard shoulder- this area is designated for emergencies, and in particular, emergency vehicles. If you pass or park on the shoulder, you can look forward to a hefty fine and possibly jail time. (prison sentences have been approved for the offense but none have been handed out yet.)
- Good Repair- your vehicle must be inspected if it is over 3 years old/ Even after inspection, you are expected to maintain good repair or face having your vehicle confiscated.
Dubai draws more people every year, some to visit but many want to stay and enjoy the benefits the city has to offer. If you have decided to make your home here and want to drive a car, it is important you understand the traffic laws and consider the pros/ cons carefully.