On arrival in the UK, your car 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, fog and brake lights on the car. US manufactured cars tend to have different coloured indicators, which are often integrated into the brake light bulbs. They also have different coloured side lights and the cars 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 changes with very minor aesthetic impact by highly qualifies technicians.
cars imported from USA that are under ten years old will then need to undergo an IVA test before the DVLA will approve your registration. As the only company in the UK with a privately operated IVA testing lane for passenger cars that is approved by the DVSA. The time it takes to complete this feature of the import is considerably quicker as your car never needs to leave our site and we are not subjected to government waiting times.
An IVA test isn’t required for cars 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.