Gov’t to require traders to provide written guarantees for new vehicles

Decision anticipated to raise car prices 3–5%, says Free Zones Investors Association

Gov’t to require traders to provide written guarantees for new vehicles
(File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Jordanian government's recent decision requiring traders to provide a written guarantee for new vehicles is expected to lead to an increase in car prices by 3 to 5 percent, according to Mohammad Al-Bustanji, president of the Jordanian Free Zones Investors Association.اضافة اعلان

In support of the government's decision, Bustanji emphasized that it would bolster consumer confidence and safeguard consumer rights.

The association, he said, stands behind all initiatives aimed at building trust among customers regarding the safety of their purchased vehicles, according to Khaberni.

Cabinet decision
The Cabinet's decision mandates that traders offer a written warranty for electric cars for a period of three years or up to 50,000km, whichever comes first.

For gasoline or hybrid cars, the warranty period will be two years or up to 40,000km, whichever comes first.

Additionally, the decision stipulates that the vehicle's mileage at the time of purchase from traders should be under 1,000km.

Mutual benefit
Bustanji further mentioned that many traders operating within the free zones have existing contracts with specialized maintenance centers, through which they provide warranties for the vehicles they sell.

Highlighting the decision's mutual benefits, Bustanji expressed that it serves the interests of all parties involved, including buyers, sellers, and executive entities.

The government has designated the Licensing Department to oversee the coordination of the decision's implementation. This means that any vehicle entering the Jordanian market, regardless of its type or category, will undergo inspection.

The new regulations are set to take effect on October 1, and their impact will be evaluated after six months of implementation.

Read more National news
Jordan News