Car Import News

Moving to the UK

Planning your move to the UK can be a stressful time as there are so many things to consider, we aim to help with relocating your vehicle/car to the UK as this can be one of the most complex things to do, luckily we offer an all inclusive package which takes care of your collection, shipping, modification, testing and registration of the car.

There are many reasons to ship your car back to the UK with you, if you have owned it for more than six months and lived outside of the EU for at least one year, then you will not have to pay any import VAT / Duty.

Out instant quote system can give you a full breakdown of all the import costs involved in shipping your car to the UK and works with all makes/models of car

Cars are tricky to ship as they need to pass through customs in your country of export and then through customs in the country of import. We ensure customs clearance is carried out at each end for you. Once the car is in the UK, it needs to go through what is called an IVA test if less than ten years old, or/and an MOT test if it is over three years of age. Again, with our import package all of these charges are laid out for you and we take care of it all for you

Other shipping companies may give you a cheap price but make sure you understand what is including, usually the shipping part is the cheap part, make sure you are fully aware of all the other costs involved, our instant quote system is free to use and highlights all of these costs in order for you to make an informed decision.

Bringing your car back with you can be a very cost effective way of owning a car here in the UK and there is a strong market for American cars in particular here to keep your resale value strong.

TIP! Our sister company SMCFX can manage the transfer of funds to the seller at the best possible rates, far better than a bank (save on average £200 on transferring $10,000 for example) – sign up quickly and easily and use our online portal here:


Above all, if you have any questions at all please feel free to email us or call on 01908 887917 and one of our advisors will be happy to discuss your requirements