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Here at Wilsons of Rathkenny we have hundreds of satisfied customers who purchase their perfect car and van, and export them into the Republic of Ireland while adhering to VRT regulations.
With the current Sterling/Euro Exchange Rate, now is a great time for customers in the Republic of Ireland to buy their perfect vehicle from Wilsons of Rathkenny. Located in County Antrim, just outside the town of Ballymena, we are a family business with family values. We pride ourselves on the excellent service we can offer all customers; we have always treated customers as if they were part of our family and welcome customers from the Southern Ireland into our business to help them with the purchase of their car vehicle. If you are travelling by bus, or by train we will even pick you up and bring you to our showroom upon request.​


With a massive range of quality new and used cars all on one 16-acre site there is a great choice available at Wilsons of Rathkenny and when you test drive a vehicle, you can enjoy the experience driving on the open road and put the car through its paces, rather than enduring being stuck at traffic lights or in a tail-back in city centre traffic. 
Our staff are fully trained and well equipped to guide you through the export process to ROI, making your purchase as simple and cost effective as possible. You will be given full assistance on the VRT process from start to finish. We will help and advise you on the process and guide you on how to pay the VRT when you export your vehicle into ROI.

Additionally we offer tailored finance packages designed to suit your individual circumstances. Our dedicated on-site Business Managers are always available to discuss your vehicle funding options. Written finance quotations are available on request, as well as many other beneficial protections plans to keep you in control of your financial commitments. Our Business Managers will take you through every finance option available and ensure that buying your vehicle is simple and hassle free, but most importantly the best value. This service is free and your finance package can be prepared and completed while you wait.
We can also offer you a part exchange valuation on your current vehicle, meaning you can trade in your current vehicle.


It’s so simple to import your car from Wilsons of Rathkenny, and you can drive away the same day. Simply choose your perfect vehicle; our sales team will calculate the VRT and exchange rate for you. Or alternatively click the link to the VRT calculator and enter the details of the desired vehicle.

When you collect your new vehicle from Wilsons of Rathkenny, simply visit one of 23 Vehicle Registration Offices of the Revenue Commission. They will ask to see proof of ownership (i.e. your invoice and vehicle registration document supplied by us) and ask for payment of the VRT by the end of the next working day. You will need to complete a VRT4 form. Once your vehicle has been registered by the Revenue Commission and VRT paid, you will receive a new registration number, and will need to obtain registration plates from any motor dealer.
It really is that simple, but if you would like any further information please get in touch.

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