The start of Ramadan, or fasting month, also marks the start of preparation for the Lebaran holidays, including the one for visiting the relatives and trip to return to the hometown (mudik).
To take a mudik trip, it is surely important to prepare the car. Many people buy a car, whether new or used, a few weeks before the fasting month begins.
“Indonesians see Lebaran as a moment to meet their family members, relatives, and friends in their hometown. It’s a national holiday for all people, so it is seen as the right time to gather with family and relatives. In general, people will appear as best as they can, including the vehicle, because it is considered as one of the social and economics symbols,” says independent Financial Planner, Christanti Aminingrum.
Based on her research, Tanti said that people commonly have prepared a budget to buy a new or used car for their mudik trip. Many people are looking to replace their car with a different one.
“This explains the ample supply of used car units before and during the fasting month. Meanwhile, there are many potential buyers. In other words, used car markets are rising at this moment,” said Tanti.
This is in line with the fact that a week before Ramadan to a week after Ramadan, the demand for used cars continues to increase significantly.
The increase is around 25% - 30%, resulted from the rising supply of used cars. MPV and Low SUV dominate most used cars on sale because they have many enthusiasts.
Despite the abundant choices of used car in the market, Training Director of Jakarta Defensive Driving Consultant Jusri Pulubuhu reminded people to be careful when choosing a used car. Safety factor, in addition to convenience, is important to be considered.
“The car’s roadworthiness is far more important. When it comes to safety, it requires carefulness to check your car. It is better to ask a car expert. Don't be swayed by the car’s appearance or low price, as you will use the car on a long journey with your family through different roads with different characteristics. So, the car must be in very good condition,” said Jusri.
Skills and knowledge are indeed necessary to avoid being scammed. Thus, besides paying attention to the car’s appearance, you need to inspect its various components.
If you don’t have the skills or knowledge, it’s highly recommended that you hire an experienced and trusted inspector to check the car. This might cost you extra, and the overall budget might rise.
The used car dealer owned by PT Serasi Mitra Mobil (a subsidiary of PT Serasi Autoraya) never sells cars caught in a flood or an accident. Every used car sold by mobil88 has been thoroughly inspected by certified and reliable inspectors.
The inspection results serve as a reference used to guarantee the car’s condition, which will be informed to customers. The inspection results also determine the pricing; thus, a car is sold at a fair value.
With mobil88’s more than 30 years of experience, its systems, and procedures are both professional and acclaimed.
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