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UK crackdown on untaxed foreign vehicles

Currently if you import or drive a vehicle into the UK, you must register it if you keep it here longer than six months (DVLA Link). However, many people either do not realise this, or have been trying to avoid doing so and keeping their vehicles here without completing necessary UK testing and registration procedures.…… Continue reading UK crackdown on untaxed foreign vehicles

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Buying car from US auction for car shipping to UK

Car auctions can be great places to get some unbeatable deals on all kinds of different cars from classics to brand new unregistered models. We regularly help clients bring back cars that they have purchased oversea at car auction houses. Buying a car from an auction can be quite a nerve wracking experience but the…… Continue reading Buying car from US auction for car shipping to UK

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Car Shipping Checklist – USA to UK

Before proceeding with shipping your car to the UK, there are a number of things that need to be done in the USA. Below is a list that can help ensure everything is set to go: Purchase of the Car Might seem obvious but if you are shipping a car you have just purchased in…… Continue reading Car Shipping Checklist – USA to UK

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Are you suffering from Didn’t-use-shipmycar-itis?

The ShipMyCar Doctor often has to deal with patients suffering from Didn’t-use-shipmycar-itis. We are always willing to help treat such cases but they can be time consuming and/or expensive to mend. The causes of this terrible condition are usually the same with the ShipMyCar doctor hearing: “but ShipMyCar seemed too expensive so I went with…… Continue reading Are you suffering from Didn’t-use-shipmycar-itis?

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Shipping a Car to UK to Sell

Here at ShipMyCar we assist a number of clients throughout the year to ship a car / vehicle into the UK that they are looking to either sell immediately or to keep as an investment. There are a few cars that at the time of writing (March 2014), seem to be doing very well  in…… Continue reading Shipping a Car to UK to Sell

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Tyre considerations when shipping a car to UK

When shipping a car over to the UK tyres can be worth considering prior to setting sail, they can be much easier and often cheaper to source in your country of export, especially if unusual or oversize ones are required

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Our Car Shipping Package includes a full valet

If you are using us for shipping your car back to the UK (of course after using our unique car shipping calculator) – we throw in a full professional valet. Every car that we import through our fully inclusive import package will benefit. Our valeting team only use the highest quality valeting products from Autosmart…… Continue reading Our Car Shipping Package includes a full valet

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MOT Failures and Shipping a pre-1960 Car

At ShipMyCar we offer an all inclusive car shipping package which allows you to purchase a car from say the USA, Dubai, etc and have us handle the entire process from collection at seller’s address all the way through to UK testing and registration. Since the UK government decided to relax the rules on cars…… Continue reading MOT Failures and Shipping a pre-1960 Car

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Ship My Car accepted as full BIFA member

We are pleased to announce we have been accepted as a full registered trading member of the British International Freight Association, BIFA. The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is the trade association for UK-registered companies engaged in international movement of freight by all modes of transport, air, road, rail and sea. BIFA has around 1500…… Continue reading Ship My Car accepted as full BIFA member

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Avoiding car shipping scams

The majority of our clients have purchased cars abroad without even seeing them first, this may sound crazy and high-risk, but if simple procedures are followed it really is no different to buying a car here in the UK. Sellers can be checked out and vehicle history can be checked out to avoid being put…… Continue reading Avoiding car shipping scams