It is essential to know a great deal about a vehicle’s history when buying a used car, van or motorbike. Whether it has been imported or recorded as exported can be discovered with an imported car check here at HPI, which will help you make an informed decision to buy or avoid the vehicle you’re interested in.
The history of an imported car can be difficult to find before its registration in the UK, while any exported vehicle should not be on sale. Our vehicle checker includes a car import check along with many other inspections to help you make a safe choice when purchasing a new vehicle.
Has a Vehicle Been Imported or Recorded as Exported?
An imported car is a lot more expensive to insure and it can be difficult and costlier to find and fit replacement parts, should it breakdown. This will therefore have a big impact on your decision to buy the vehicle, so it is worth double checking with an imported car check.
Any vehicle that has been recorded as exported should not be in the country. Immediately this raises questions about the car and its identity, if it is supposed to have been shipped abroad. Plus, you will not be able to insure a vehicle marked as exported.
Effect on Value
This makes undertaking an imported car check even more important, as you don’t want to end up buying a car that you cannot drive. Likewise, purchasing one that will be a lot more expensive to own and run can be deceitful and lower its value when it comes to selling on.
Our car checks all include a car import check and are powered by data provided by the DVLA, police records and insurance companies. This ensures that the information is all reliable and up to date, with our vehicle checker one of the most genuine around.