Buying a used vehicle

With access to a vast database of premium UK and European right- and left-hand drive cars, most registered within the last five years, Hughes International are able to match customers’ requirements precisely with genuinely outstanding vehicles.

 

Having identified a suitable car, it is independently inspected in exhaustive detail by our engineers in our specialised workshops, here in the UK or in a factory-owned dealership. Any defects – whether mechanical, electrical or cosmetic – are noted and a detailed report submitted for customer appraisal prior to purchase. All vehicles are also HPI Checked and vetted against an accident register to guarantee authenticity, assuring you from the outset that your car has a 100% genuine history and an impeccable bill of health.

 

Upon sale, all vehicles are fully prepped and valeted to showroom standards. Carpet and seat protectors are fitted prior to shipping before the car is strapped and packed into a secure container for transit.

Documentation

With 35 years experience in this specialist sector, Hughes International are uniquely qualified and experienced in handling all aspects shipping and customs, including:

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Clean Bill of Lading
  • Original Insurance Certificate
  • Export Certificate
  • Certificate of Origin

By taking care of all documentation in an efficient and timely manner, we’re able to ensure that both transaction and transit proceed as smoothly as possible.

Shipping

As leading global vehicle exporters, we have a longstanding professional partnership with MOL, who we use for all of our shipping requirements. By shipping in sealed containers to minimise the risk of damage and theft, we’re able to offer customers additional peace of mind throughout the process, with the added advantage of live global tracking of your vehicle, enabling us to pinpoint its exact whereabouts throughout transit.

 

Further destinations can also be served by RoRo (Roll On Roll Off) services offered by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, highly respected specialists in ocean transportation with regional offices worldwide.

Painstaking quality checks

All vehicles, both new and pre-owned, are scrutinised with painstaking quality checks prior to departure – your guarantee that the vehicle has left us in pristine condition. For UK deliveries, we use our own dedicated company, Hughes Transport, ensuring that the vehicle remains in our care to the moment we hand you the keys.

Finances

Whether you choose to pay in GB Sterling, US Dollar or Euro, all finances are handled directly through International Banks, offering you the highest level of security and peace of mind. Payment can be made via Direct Telegraphic Transfer or by Irrevocable Letter of Credit, which is paid only upon issue Bill of Ladings proving that the vehicle is in transit.

 

Insurance

As leading global vehicle exporters, we are proud to partner with multinational insurance group Aviva. Specialists in shipping risk, Aviva are headquartered in London with an international network that includes a significant presence throughout Europe, China and South East Asia.