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Acorn are a specialist import car insurance provider
Importing a vehicle from another country? You’ll need import car insurance
If you’re planning on importing a car from outside the UK, you will need a specialist insurance policy – a policy designed specifically for imported vehicles. Also known as “grey” imports, cars shipped into the UK, from countries such as Japan and America, will be classed as a high risk to standard insurance providers. This is due to the high specifications and modification of these unique vehicles. Insurers believe, in the event of a claim, the specialist modifications and foreign parts of the vehicle would be difficult to find. This makes cost an issue if any unique parts of the car had to be replaced. Still, this certainly hasn’t put people off from importing the desirable high-spec vehicles from outside the UK. In fact, importing cars has continued to increase in popularity over the past few years. With this in mind, it’s vital that you choose the right specialist insurer for American and Japanese import car insurance.
The Import Car Insurance Problem
Unfortunately, you can’t legally register a vehicle in the UK without finding valid insurance first. However, in order to take out a standard insurance policy, a company will often ask for your vehicle registration number. If you don’t have a registration plate, you will often be refused cover automatically, leading to a problematic situation. This means that you will have to find a specialist insurance policy, something that Acorn Insurance are more than happy to assist with.
Import a car with VIN Number Insurance
VIN refers to a Vehicle Identification Number: a specific number stamped onto the chassis that can be used to identify your car. Acorn’s Chassis Number Insurance has been designed to insure vehicles that have not yet been registered in the UK. This type of insurance allows you to import a vehicle from outside the UK and register it legally. Instead of using the number plate to base the insurance policy on, Chassis Number Insurance identifies the vehicle using it’s VIN Barcode.
Acorn are a specialist insurance service provider; we can provide the specific import cover to allow you to legally register and insure an imported car in the UK. To find out more about this policy, and to get a quick and easy quote, please give us a call on 01704 270 027, or click “Get a Quote”, now.
Import Car Cover
Acorn Insurance specialises in helping customers considered to be high risk to most standard insurance providers. Insuring imported cars can be considered to be high risk for some providers. We can help to find you competitive and affordable insurance, without compromising on the quality of cover available. We look at each case on an individual basis, so that you only ever pay for the cover that you need. making sure that your insurance policy is fair and affordable.
So if you’re planning on importing a vehicle, or if you’ve already got a car ready to be imported, get in touch with our experienced team of insurance specialists. We have the expertise, and we’re always on hand to offer free advice and help you get a competitive Import Car Insurance Quote.