Car importation - like anything else that involves customs control - can be a real pain in the you-know-what. From paying the previous owner to the endless administration, through to waiting for customs to clear your vehicle, this is not something for novices, and that’s why it’s always best to enlist a first class importer!
The best in the business will have the skills and experience to ensure you receive your vehicle with only the regular hurdles (i.e. documentation and quarantine) to clear before you can enjoy your stunning vehicle.
But to enlist the best importer you have to ask the right questions and do your research. This way, you can trust that you will be employing an expert with the repertoire to make this happen with ease, and not someone who will have your vehicle waiting in some Sydney quarantine centre until 2050.
Here are three tips for finding the brilliant broker:
Research their experience
Experience is essential when it comes to this service. After all, you have to know how to navigate the occasionally difficult aspects of importing cars from UK to Australia. There is a lot of documentation and dealing with customs, and there can be a lot of barriers to overcome. This job, therefore, requires the skills and experience to have handled these issues before, ensuring that you can still easily bring in the client’s vehicle from overseas regardless of what problems are thrown your way.
You know why the right broker can handle these situations? Because they have the experience and have seen it all before! They know what to do when they come across a frustrating customs agent who has their queries about your vehicle; they know how to negotiate a better deal with a tight-fisted seller; and they certainly know how to handle any problems that may arise with documentation.
It’s for these reasons that you have to research their experience: because they have to be the polar opposite of someone who has never done this job before - a person with the experience to make things happen even when they seem impossible!
Ensure they know the market of the country you are searching
If you’re looking to bring in a vehicle from the United Kingdom, then you’re going to want to choose a broker that knows the local market and has experience bringing in vehicles from the country.
Different countries have different rules and regulations when it comes to bringing in their vehicles, so you definitely want a broker who knows exactly how to navigate their local market and can do it on your behalf with ease.
Do they have happy clients?
Finally, the best way to ensure you have a reputable team who will make this process simple for you is to research their references and ensure they have positive testimonials.
After all, if a person had a fantastic experience bringing in their vehicle through the broker, it is highly likely they will attest to the broker’s skills. They will be happy to tell you that, yes, the broker made the process easy, that the vehicle cleared customs in no time and that they are currently enjoying their brand new (or classic) car without any previous quarantine hold ups.
These are the ways you will know you’ve found the car broker and that is someone you can trust to import your vehicle and any others you want to add to your collection!