Guide on How to Buy a Car in Bahrain

Living and working in Bahrain does not need to be expensive. You’re free to choose what options you have to earn and save money. Most of the time, expats in this country learn to maximize their wealth little by little as they discover more and more ways to lessen their expenses. A good example of saving money is buying owning a car instead of utilizing the public transport and hiring cabs.

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If you’ve noticed, Bahrain is one of those countries where transportation is limited. That’s why it’s better to buy your own car in Bahrain. There are public places that you can’t access with public transportation. There are situations where you really need to take a taxi cab to reach your destination, the charges will sometimes rise. Here’s a list of things to know about buying a car in Bahrain.


What documents do I need to get a car?

First of all, you will need a Central Population Registration (CPR) card number. In Bahrain, this serves as your national ID card and without it, you will not be able to purchase your a vehicle. This comes along with a valid resident permit. Before you decide on buying your own car, make sure to secure these two important documents first.

Buying A Brand New Car

Buying a brand new car on Bahrain is fast and simple. The usual process is done by the car dealer. In terms of financing, you can pay the full amount in cash upfront or get a loan from the bank to pay for it. Since you’re a buying a brand new vehicle, you might as well want to choose a known dealer like Toyota, BMW, Nissan, Porsche, and Ford. Some cars from other car manufacturers depreciate faster than these popular brands. Choosing a popular brand will make it easier for you to sell your vehicle in the future.

Buying A Second-hand Car

If you have a lower budget, you can opt to buy a second hand vehicle from an individual or a car dealer. When transacting with second-hand cars, make sure to assess whether the car is from a legit trade. It is not recommended to buy stolen cars as this will lead you to worse consequences. Also, make sure that the car you’re getting is appropriate for roads and driving.

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For good car dealers in Bahrain, you may refer to their contact details below:

Car Semsar
+973 33 866 046

Al Kobaisi Motors
+973 17 456 222

Al Fajer Car Showroom
+973 17 728 337

Behbehani Brothers
+973 17 701 333

Used Car Centre
+973 17 701 333

Carzone Auto Center
+973 77 191 909

Elegant Cars
+973 17 700 773

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