Dubai showrooms to offer complete checks of new cars and registration

New Roads and Transport Authority project to certify new cars expected to be active by October

Dubai: All car showrooms in Dubai will check the entire vehicle for faults before delivering the same to the customer as part of a new project by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to avert overlooked manufacturing defects, said officials on Thursday.

Under the project, a counter has to be set up at every showroom to provide technical checks of cars in addition to registration and exclusive plate numbers.

Sultan Al Marzouqi, director of Vehicles Licensing at the RTA, said the new service is expected to be in all Dubai showrooms by October.

“The project will provide perfect services inside the showrooms to register the cars. The project includes technical checks and selling exclusive plate numbers to buyers,” Al Marzouqi told a local Arabic paper.

He said the project will enhance the safety of vehicles as the RTA would coordinate with showrooms to conduct checks for manufacturing faults.

“In the recent years, we had witnessed manufacturing defects in some vehicles of major US and European companies. A few cars reached the country but the authority concerned took steps to check the safety of those vehicles,” Al Marzouqi added.

He said the project will make it easier to return the defective vehicles to the manufacturers before the buyers took possession of them.

“The project will have a clear system to coordinate with showrooms and we are cooperating with them to develop the necessary electronic system to implement the project and we expect to finish the project in the third quarter of the year,” he said.

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