If you own or drive a Japanese grey import car then you've found the means to compare grey import car insurance quotes from insurance brokers who specialise in insuring imported cars.
Grey import car insurance relates to a used car that has been individually imported from Japan, USA or Europe without going through the established main dealer network and therefore not normally available in the UK - this is often referred to as a grey import; a personal import car is a new or used car or bike that is normally available in the UK but has been individually imported from overseas without going through the normal manufacturer's import process. Because of the unusual nature of these imported vehicles, most insurance companies are unable or unwilling to provide insurance for imported cars. Fortunately, QuoteRack enables owners of grey or personal import cars to get specialist quotes for Grey or Personal Import Insurance from brokers who understand each insurance companies particular requirements when it comes to insuring this type of imported car.
"I researched the whole Japanese grey import process for ages, including the insurance angle, before selecting the right car, the right dealer and the right insurance - QuoteRack was able to put me in touch with several grey import insurance specialists. I got a great deal."
There are some manufacturers and individual models of car that are favourites for importing from Japan. These include Mitsubishi, Subaru, Toyota and Honda.
There are specialist car importers who make all necessary import arrangements, including liaising with the exporters in the car's country of origin and who deal with the relevant HMRC VAT and car import duty, plus import and DVLA paperwork. This also includes a stringent Single Vehicle Approval (SVA) test carried out on all grey import cars brought into the UK as personal imports.
"My Subaru RSK is one of very few in the UK - and a QuoteRack broker still got me a grey import car insurance quote less than my previous car."
"I saved a lot of money personally importing my Golf from Holland and despite what everyone says, the main dealers will service it. The car insurance was sorted out easily, even though it's a parallel import you wouldn't know it was anything other than a normal car insurance policy."