Imported Car Insurance
The specific needs of drivers are met with superb low Imported Car Insurance quotes. Delivered via the online motor wizard – quick, simple and incorporating a hand selected panel of the UK’s top general and specialist import insurers.
Click through on the ‘Get a Quote’ button above to compare imported car insurance quotes from over 100 of the leading UK motor insurers, and obtain the most suitable fully featured cover and protection you require. The Quotezone click and compare service is entirely free to use. It is a totally independent and impartial insurance comparison site, already helping over 1 million drivers across the UK to get the best deal.
Meeting the needs of drivers who take pride and joy in their passion for imported cars. Policies for this motor insurance niche are often highly tailored to the exacting requirements of the policyholder and the vehicle they drive.
Their are a number of UK imported car insurance companies who will insure your import provided it can be found by its registration number, or it is possible to find the exact model in their look up table. Pleas note age restrictions may apply for some imported cars.
All the reputable imported car insurance companies will need to know the make, model and year of manufacture of your import vehicle. They will also want to establish whether the vehicle has passed an SVA (Single Vehicle Approval) test and if it is left hand drive.
Because of the specialist nature of import car insurance policies many of the companies and providers featured will be staffed by experienced underwriting teams fully compliant with your particular imported car insurance need(s).
When a vehicle is imported for use in Great Britain, it must be registered and taxed with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). This must be done as soon as possible as the imported car can’t be used or kept on public roads.
There are two classifications of car imports: parallel or grey import. The distinction is important because some brokers, and companies may not provide quotations for one or other of the different types.
Parallel imports are built according to EU standards and are therefore similar to UK specification. In fact all cars sold in Europe must meet standards for crash protection, emissions, lighting etc. Hence for EU imports you have no concerns over meeting vehicle standards applicable here in the UK.
Grey import cars are not European Union approved and include many Japanese Imports including the Mazda Eunos Roadster (MX-5), Nissan Skyline, Toyota Prado (Land Cruiser) and Mitsubishi Pajero (Shogun).
Buying your first car for grey import can be fraught with issues. In order to reduce your new premium for imported motor insurance we suggest you buy your grey import from a reputable dealer; check the mileage covered (lower is obviously better); and the more security devices fitted the better for a cheaper quote!