Imported Car Insurance
Imported Car Insurance requires a specialist type of insurance cover, as imported cars are often treated as non-standard by insurance companies.
At Sky Insurance, we have developed a specialist scheme with our underwriters to cover this gap in the market - an Imported Car Insurance policy that suits most owners of . We also have an experienced and knowledgeable team of staff to help you arrange cover on your imported cars.
Key Points of Imported Car Insurance Policies
- Cover for Left-Hand Drive Cars
- Japanese Imported Car Insurance Specialists
- Import 4x4 Insurance available
- Young Driver Friendly (aged 19 or over with 2yrs driv. exp.)
- Modifications Friendly - 'like for like' modification cover
- Limited Mileage Discounts
- 2nd Car Discounts
- Specialist Imported Car Insurance Team
- Breakdown Cover available
Many of our staff are car enthusiasts themselves, so they will be able to advise on the correct cover required. We also have an experienced and knowledgeable team of staff to help you arrange cover on your imported cars. We consider ourselves as the imported car insurance experts.
Buying a car abroad and importing it into the UK can be a wise financial decision. It has become a very popular process over the last few years, often creating large savings on the UK comparison prices, but as the imported cars are often categorised by insurance underwriters as non-standard, it can become difficult trying to get them insured.
For a number of years now, Sky Insurance have been amongst the market leaders for Imported Car Insurance, especially Japanese Imports. We know imports very well and have a fully trained team ready to assist you with arranging insurance for your Imported Car or Imported 4x4. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of imported cars and we currently insure some very weird and wonderful import vehicles.
Grey Imports Insurance
Sky Insurance have various schemes for imported vehicles including a dedicated ‘Grey Imports Insurance’ Scheme. We will not penalise you or charge you a high price to insure your import vehicle - in fact, more often than not you will pay no more than if you were insuring the UK equivalent model.
Through our many years of experience in this market, we are able to recognise many import cars which other insurers have not even heard of, let alone are able to insure.
Our current top Import cars we insure
- Nissan Skyline R32, R33, R34, GTR
- Honda Civic Type R EK9, FD2
- Toyota Celica GT4 ST165, ST185, ST205, ST205 WRC
- Toyota MR2 Turbo, Supercharger
- Honda Integra DC2, DC5
- Toyota Hilux Surf
- Mitsubishi FTO
- Subaru Impreza
- Mitsubishi Evo
- Mazda Eunos
- Mazda RX7
- Mitsubishi Pajero
- Honda CRX Mk1, Mk2, Del Sol
- Honda Prelude
Sky Insurance have been specialists in the imported car insurance for over ten years. Our Imported Car Insurance Scheme offers a competitive premium. The policies are 'tailor-made' towards the requirements of imported car owners and our staff has an excellent knowledge of all types of imported cars.
Imported Car Insurance - The Main Insurance Issues
One of the main issues that insurance companies have with insuring imported cars are that they tend not to be built to recognised European standards or are not EU approved. This makes it difficult for the insurance company to establish the risks involved with insuring the car, as it does not fit comfortable within their standard policy. Threrefore, most imported cars need to gain cover under specialist schemes.
Another major issue is the cost of replacement parts, as they may not be available from most UK garages. Others considerations taken into account when insuring imported cars include the fact that the car may be left-hand drive or have been built to be driven under different driving conditions from those in the UK, which again may effect the insurance companies assessment of risk of an accident happening.
There are certain things that can be done to improve the risks concerns and some insurance companies may ask for some security steps to be taken, like fitting a Thatcham security device to the car or request that the car be keep in a garage over night. It is worthwhile checking the price of the insurance cover prior to buying the car, if possible, as there may be some issues that you might need to considered before buying an car from abroad.
Through our many years of being in the Import Car Insurance market, we are highly experienced within this field and our Imported Car Insurance Scheme has been tailored towards the requirements of drivers with these types of vehicles.
Some of the main issues that insurance companies have with imported cars are:
- non-EU standard cars
- theft risk
- replacement parts
- left-hand drive
If you wish to receive a quotation for your imported vehicle, please call us or click on the 'Get A Quote' button above to arrange a callback. We also specialise in the following non-standard car insurance markets:- modified car insurance, performance car insurance, prestige car insurance, sports car insurance, hot hatch insurance and engine swap car insurance.