On arrival in the UK, your vehicle will be subject to a number of tests and modifications in order to ensure it reaches UK highway standards.
Modifications mainly include adjustments to the signal lights on the vehicle. US and Canadian manufactured vehicles tend to have different coloured indicators, which are often integrated into the brake light bulbs. They also have different coloured side lights and regularly have no side indicators or fog lights.
We will convert your car to UK standards using the latest in-house LED light technology, allowing us to complete all necessary changes and maintain your car’s styling.
Vehicles imported from Canada that are under ten years old will then need to undergo an IVA test before the DVLA will approve registration. As the only company in the UK with a privately operated IVA testing lane for passenger vehicles, which is approved by the DVSA and ISO certified, the time it takes to complete this feature of the import is considerably quicker than using other vehicle importers as your vehicle never needs to leave our site and we control the testing schedule.
An IVA test isn’t required for vehicles over ten years old, however it will need to pass an MOT so must be roadworthy in terms of signal lights, tyre wear, suspension and brakes, which we will of course check, in order to be fit to be driven on UK roads.
If the vehicle is over 40 years old it is MOT exempt and can be delivered directly to your address in the UK and be registered remotely.