Having problems with your car? You won’t have to pay a dirham thanks to The Ministry of Economy’s new initiative.
The Director of the Ministry's Consumer Protection Department and Rapporteur of the Supreme Committee for Consumer Protection Dr. Hashim Saeed Al Nuaimi has announced that the UAE will now offer free car check-ups.
The initiative will honour the Year of Tolerance, and motorists can get their vehicle tested at car dealerships and retailers around the UAE.
At the briefing last Sunday, Al Nuaimi stated that in order to get the check-ups free of charge, drivers will have to follow three conditions.
The first being that motorists will have to perform a periodic maintenance of their vehicle at their dealership.
They will also have to book an appointment during specified working hours of the dealership.
Finally, the check-ups will offer oil changes, including brake oil and power steering fluid, but does not include changing of parts.
The Ministry of Economy also announced that each car will now be registered in an electronic system to keep up-to-date on maintenance.
There are around 80 different car dealers in the UAE, including Al Futtaim Motors, Arabian Motors and more.
Juma Al Majid Group, headed by Emirati businessman and political adviser Juma al Majid, will be the first to initiate the new plan, with the company already providing free check-ups on Kia and Hyundai car models.
For more information, visit www.economy.gov.ae and contact the ministry for any questions.
It’s also been announced Dubai petrol prices have now decreased, with Fuel now costing as little as Dhs1.81 per litre.