Why choose Howden for Grey Import Insurance?
Howden is the new name for A-Plan. As a motor insurance broker, we pride ourselves on doing the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to. Thanks to the great relationships we have with our selected panel of standard and specialist car insurers, we make the process of comparing multiple insurance policies, on your behalf, easy and straightforward. What’s not to like?
Here at Howden, we also recognise that each specialist policy needs to be as individual as its owner and their car, and that’s why we provide a personalised service, focused on getting to know you and finding out exactly what you want from your cover.
Ultimately though, whether you need to make a claim, purchase a new grey import policy, or renew an existing one, just know that we’re here to help.
Benefits of working with us:
- You can trust us – we’re rated Excellent on Trustpilot.
- We’re driven to save you time, money, and hassle.
- Benefit from a tailored service that comparison sites can’t provide.
- Speak with your local branch, within your community.
- We’re right by your side in the event of a claim.
What is Grey Import Insurance?
Grey import insurance refers to a type of cover for vehicles that have been imported from another country and are not officially sold through authorised dealerships in the UK. These vehicles are often referred to as "grey imports" because they fall outside the UK’s standard distribution channels.
Grey imports are usually popular among car enthusiasts and collectors who seek unique models or versions of cars that may not be ordinarily available. These imported vehicles can vary in terms of specifications, features, and performance, and they may have different parts and repair requirements compared to domestically available models.
This means that finding insurance for grey imports can be more challenging compared to insurance for standard domestically available vehicles, and the premiums for these vehicles may be higher. Grey import insurance policies and their premiums may differ from standard car policies because:
- There’s limited parts available in comparison
- Grey import cars have non-standard specifications
- Making repairs requires more specialised parts and skilled technicians
- There’s fewer insurance providers offering this policy
Despite these challenges, it’s still possible to find insurance coverage for grey imports, and we can help. Once you come a speak to us, we’ll ask you for some information and from there we’ll recommend a grey import insurance policy to fit your individual requirements and your budget.