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U.S. Import FAQ

How do I know the condition of the car?
Every vehicle purchased by Libertas Group is inspected by a licensed professional that gives a full and thorough condition report on the vehicle. We will know ahead of time before we bid on or purchase the car if any panels have been painted, the depth of the tires and even the smell of the interior. It is actually much easier to buy this way then in person because there is a guarantee through the inspection company or through the auction, so there is no guess work like there would be if you were to visually inspect the car yourself. This service is included in every vehicle purchased through Libertas Group.

How long does it take to get my car?
Depending on which state the vehicle is purchased in the delivery process can take anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks. If the vehicle is purchased from the west coast, such as California, it could take up to 10 days to arrive, if the vehicle is purchased from somewhere as close as Detroit - it could take as few as 3 days. Rest assure, when purchasing through Libertas Group you will always be informed ahead of time of where the vehicle is being purchased and how long you will have to wait before you receive your new car.

Do you offer leasing or financing?
Yes, we offer leasing and financing options on any vehicle purchased by Libertas Group.

Do I have to pay up front for the car?
Depending on the value of the vehicle we would determine if a down payment to secure your vehicle would be necessary.  In most cases Libertas Group will pay for the vehicle and take all the necessary steps to have the vehicle registered, plated and delivered to your front door. Then, at this point we would collect payment for the vehicle.

Do warranties apply from the U.S.
Almost every manufacture honors warranty on U.S vehicles. At this point the only companies that do not honour warranties once imported from the USA are Honda/Acura and Chrysler. Please feel free to call Libertas Group Inc. to discuss any warranty concerns before finalizing your next car purchase.

What if I find my own car?
If you find your own car Libertas Group would be pleased to help you import the car quickly and safely. We have been dealing with the same shipping company and border brokers for 5+ years, and it is important to have someone reliable and trust worthy handling an asset that you have invested a lot of money into. Please call Libertas Group to discuss our fee structure.

How do auctions work? Are they good cars?
There is a common misconception that cars from auctions are not ‘good cars’ but this is simply not the case. The reason every dealership across North America is full of pre-owned vehicles is not only because they have taken them on trade, for the most part it is because the dealership has bought them at an auction. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and all other franchise stores all buy from the same auctions across Canada and the U.S. Some auctions are exclusive for Franchise stores and some are open to all dealers, however none of these auctions are open to the public. Libertas Group has access to both open and closed auctions across North America so rest assure you will be getting the best of the best in terms of fresh selection. For the most part these vehicles are lease returns, overstock and franchise inventory.

How does your fee structure work?
Whenever Libertas Group quotes a price on a vehicle you will be quoted the landed price in Canadian dollars before tax. Any fees and expenses that come along with the import process will be included in this price. This makes it very easy to quote and gives the customer an accurate idea to how much they saved versus buying a Canadian vehicle. Libertas Group will also supply a full breakdown of costs and how the total price was reached.

Financing Options

Let us do the work for you when it comes to Auto Leasing and Financing. When you begin to determine what your next vehicle will be you have many items to consider, such as how long will you keep the car, budget, down payment? Would you prefer to lease or finance? And how much can you afford? Feel free to call us to discuss all of your options and we can assist you through this process. We work with various Leasing and Financing Institutions and can assist you in ensuring you get the best possible options presented.

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