Any motor lover who has imported a car will happily tell you one thing: it can be an absolute nightmare! From compliance to customs clearance, safety certs and stamp duty, it’s easy to see why many enthusiasts give up after their first go, leaving future work to the pros who know exactly how to get that car in and get in quick.
So, if you have been wondering how to import a motor vehicle and decided that it’s simply not your thing, you may have also been thinking about enlisting the pros to do it for you.
If this is the case then good idea – it really is tedious stuff for the uninitiated. But there are some true professionals out there who love their craft and will work hard for you to achieve your importing dreams!
Here are Some Tips on How to Find them:
Do you research
The first thing you need to do to find the perfect expert is to research the market. There are numerous professionals out there, but how many of them have their clients’ respect? The first place to conduct solid research on your prospective expert is obviously through Google, where nowadays you can easily see reviews from clients and whether or not they were happy with the service.
Once you have narrowed down your list of potential experts you might want to have a quick chat with them and request some testimonials. If they have happy, lasting relationships with clients then they should be able to provide you with their testimonials detailing just how good a job the importer does!
Check their experience
For anyone who is not well-versed in this industry, we will tell you one thing: it is full of paperwork and tricky documents that can be hard to decipher if the language is second nature to you. Therefore, this is often a job best left to the pros, but we’re not just talking about any industry newcomer: we’re talking about a seasoned professional with many years of experience in providing the ultimate service to happy clients!
You should be able to ask (or find out on their website) just how many years of industry experience they have. If they have many years of experience then you can trust that they’ve seen and experienced it all when it comes to how to import a motor vehicle. What’s more, they will be able to talk you through your specific goals and have a rough idea of how the process will play out (for example, if you wish to import a Japanese sports car, then they should be able to talk you through rules, regulations and possible wait times regarding this type of importing).
They should be passionate about their craft
Granted, many people don’t find the rules, regulations and paperwork surrounding this industry as appealing as, say, actually driving their stunning new import. However, someone has to do it, and you might be surprised to learn that some people actually love doing it, so be sure to have a good chat with your potential expert, just to see that they have a true passion for helping their clients achieve their car dreams.
Anyone working in the automotive industry should have a thorough passion for it, so keep an eye out for anyone who seems jaded or uninterested – chances are they won’t provide you with the best service.