Import Direct

Many other buying services and brokers advertise an import direct service, claiming they can save customers thousands of dollars. While there may be some small savings, you need to consider the risks you may face.

The credentials of SSV include:

  • Licensed Motor Car Trader – provides customers with the full protection of government fair trading laws, including ownership protection.
  • Long term commitment – approval by the Australian Government as a Registered Automotive Workshop allows us to comply a larger range of vehicles than other importers.
  • Personal/direct compliance – most brokers usually rely on licensed dealers, like us, to comply their vehicles, therefore increasing your costs.
  • Full insurance cover – which other brokers don’t have.
  • Well-established spare parts network.
  • Full after sales service for all our customers.

The Process

Contact us

SSV welcomes the opportunity to discuss our import direct service. We stock up to 45 vehicles at any one time, with between 25-30 vehicles in transit. Our large range allows customers to see, drive and compare firsthand, the highly quality of the various makes and models.

The search begins

Our helpful staff will provide you with a vehicle request/confirmation form to obtain vehicle and budgetary details. Finance approval is a prerequisite. A confirmation deposit of $1000 is required upon completion of the form. This fee is fully refundable providing we cannot match your request within two months.

Inspect and purchase

Our skilled and trusted buying agents in Japan will locate and inspect a vehicle according to your brief. When a suitable vehicle has been found, SSV will contact you with the details. If deemed suitable, a purchase is made. Seventy per cent of the agreed price must be paid within 72 hours. We guarantee that the quality of your vehicle will be comparable to the high quality vehicles that you can inspect on our car yard.

Freight and compliance

Shipping, custom duties, GST quarantine and transport to our workshop can be arranged by SSV. We will personally comply your vehicle to the relevant Australian Standards.

Drive away

The balance is now payable. A 12-month comprehensive warranty is included, longer warranties up to five years are available at extra cost. SSV can also assist and advise on matters such as roadworthy certificate, registration, immobilisers, alarms and insurance.

We believe that our credentials and straightforward procedures will place us at the forefront of any import direct purchase scheme. If you are seeking a quality vehicle at a reasonable price, we look forward to speaking with you further.