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The UK’s Leading Car Importers

WELCOME TO

The UK’s Leading Car Importers

Are you looking to import your french vehicle into the United Kingdom?

Most of the cars we register from France are driven to the UK by their owners and are already here, simply requiring the import registration paperwork to be processed with the DVLA. We can however handle the whole process of getting your car from France into the United Kingdom if your vehicle isn’t in the United Kingdom already.

Our quotes are fully inclusive and based entirely on your requirements. You can find out more about the process of importation of your vehicle on this page, but don’t hesitate to get in touch and speak with a member of staff.

Getting your vehicle to the United Kingdom from France

Most of the cars we register from France are already in the United Kingdom. However, if you require transportation don’t hesitate to mention in your quote request that you need us to collect the vehicle. All vehicles are fully insured during their transit to the United Kingdom and we take care of all the customs entry paperwork and organise all of the transport making it a simple process to import your vehicle.

How much tax will you need to pay to import your vehicle?

When importing a car from France to the UK, you can do so completely tax free providing the vehicle is both over 6 months old and has covered over 6000km from new.

When importing a new or nearly new vehicle, the VAT must be paid in the UK so please don’t hesitate to run any queries past us in reference to planning your import taxes prior to purchase.

Vehicle modifications and type approval

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For vehicles that are under ten years old, on arrival in the UK, your vehicle will need to comply to UK type approval. We can either do this with a process called mutual recognition or through IVA testing.

Every car is different and every manufacturer has different support standards for assisting their clients through the import process, so please enquire so we can discuss the optimum speed and cost option for your individual circumstances.

We manage the whole process on your behalf, whether that is dealing with the homologation team of your vehicle’s manufacturer or the Department for Transport, so you can relax in the knowledge that you will be legally registered with the DVLA in the shortest time possible.

Left hand drive cars from France will require some modifications, including those to the headlight pattern to avoid glare for oncoming traffic, the speedo to display the miles per hour reading and the rear fog light if it is not already universally compliant.

We have built an extensive catalogue of the makes and models of vehicle we have imported so can give you a quick cost estimate of what your individual car will require.

Vehicles over ten years old

Over 10-year-old cars and classics are type approval exempt, but still require an MOT test and certain modifications prior to registration. The modifications depend on the age but are generally to the headlights and rear fog light.

UK Number Plates & DVLA Registration

As we successfully lobbied for our clients to have access to our own My Car Import dedicated DVLA Account Manager, on passing the testing phase, the registration can be approved far quicker ensuring that french vehicle registrations are faster than alternative methods.

We can then fit your new UK number plates and have the vehicle ready for either collection or delivery to a location of your choice.

A streamlined, convenient process that has been tailored over many years, importing a car from France to the UK couldn’t be easier. To run through your requirements and find out more about our offering, contact us today on +44 (0) 1332 81 0442.

OUR SERVICES

We offer the complete import service for French vehicles

LATEST IMPORTS

See some of the latest vehicles we have imported

OUR TEAM

Decades of experience

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    Jack Charlesworth
    MANAGING DIRECTOR
    An expert in having anything from supercar to supermini imported and registered in the UK
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    Tim Charlesworth
    DIRECTOR
    With decades of car import and sales experience, there is no scenario Tim has not dealt with
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  • Will Smith
    Will Smith
    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
    Will markets the business, deals with enquiries, trade clients and drives the business into new territory.
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    Vikki Walker
    Office Administrator
    Vikki keeps the cogs turning in the business and manages all the administration tasks involved in the business.
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  • Phil Mobley
    Phil Mobley
    INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS MANAGER
    Phil deals with clients from all around the world and helps them every step of the way.
    SKILL LEVEL
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    Jade Williamson
    Registration and Testing
    Jade is an expert in vehicle testing and registration submissions in the UK.
    SKILL LEVEL

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