How can you import the used Japanese cars? Keep reading on to know about the basics and process of importing Japanese cars. Whenever you visit various online portals to look for second-hand Japanese vehicle exporters, you’ll realize that you are spoilt for choice. However, you can trust all of them.

It would help if you were reluctant to lose your hard earned-income by getting cheated by a fake dealer. Moreover, you don’t want to end up purchasing a car with features and quality that don’t meet your expectations. So, you can follow these tips while choosing Japanese import cars that are meant for sale.

You must thoroughly read the details that have been mentioned on the website. It can include details like physical address, company info, date of establishment, and the dealer registration number of the used cars. Going through these details will help you to understand the company’s online ranking and position. Next, you have to determine the authenticity and truth quotient of the information you have derived from the website.

You can contact the dealer through the landline number registered in Japan. Use Google Maps to verify their physical address. Contact the JETRO office, Japanese Embassy, or the Chamber of Commerce located within your country to check the authenticity of the registration documents that have been given to you by the car exporters. Try to be careful whenever you come across websites that are offering very low rates.

Dodgy dealers usually come with suspiciously low quotes to attract buyers. These businesses often disappear after collecting the payment. You should check their website to find out that the stocks listed on their website are regularly updated or not. A frequent update available on the company’s website is an indication that the business is a responsive and active exporter.

Examine whether the exporter has been registered on reliable car portals or not. For example, the exporter must be registered on car portals such as Bizupon,Japan Auto Pages, Japanese Car Trade, and TradeCarReview. Make sure to go through the feedbacks rendered by previous buyers. Probably, you should seek references of consumers who belong to your country and have purchased a vehicle from the exporter you’re willing to purchase from.

After selecting the used Japanese car dealer you are planning to buy from, you have to look at the vehicle you prefer. You can also use the car auction tool if you’re willing to buy from an option of used car auctions. On the other hand, if you plan to buy Japanese import cars,  you can check the online catalog available. To know about additional details related to the vehicle you want to import, don’t hesitate to reach out to a supplier.

The supplier must be willing to respond to your queries promptly while sending you a free quote. If you find the quote reasonable, inform the supplier about the same. Finally, they will endorse a Pro-forma invoice to you. After you’ve received the invoice, it is recommendable for you to settle down the full amount up to forty-eight hours.

To ensure this transaction is hassle-free and smooth, you can ask the dealer whether you can transfer the T.T to his bank account within Japan or not. The payment invoices are usually sent in between two business or working days. Else, your transaction will be canceled.  After completing the payment processing, the T.T receipt’s copy can be sent either by email or fax. It is the best and easiest method to process your purchase.

On the other hand, if you’re willing to buy a car via the used car auctions portal, firstly, you should pay a refundable deposit. This amount should be in proportion to the money you are willing to bid. This amount is required for security reasons. Since this deposit will be refunded fully, you don’t have to worry about it. If you don’t win the bid, you can use the option of retrieving your cash and using it for placing another auction.

By Anurag Rathod

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