Japanese Import Insurance
The specialist area of Japanese import insurance requires a partner who is experienced and proficient in providing access to the right policy. The process of finding and actually importing your Japanese vehicle can often be a daunting, time consuming task. Neither is it made any easier by the dearth of specialist Japanese car insurance polices available in the UK.
You could save up to £504*
*51% of consumers could save £504.25 on their Japanese Import Car Insurance. The saving was calculated by comparing the cheapest price found with the average of the next five cheapest prices quoted by insurance providers on Seopa Ltd’s insurance comparison website. This is based on representative cost savings from September 2023 data. The savings you could achieve are dependent on your individual circumstances and how you selected your current insurance supplier.
Click through on the ‘Get a Quote’ button above to compare Japanese import insurance quotes from over 110 of the leading specialist and mainstream UK motor insurers, and obtain the most suitable fully featured cover and protection you require. The Quotezone click and compare service is entirely free to use. It is a totally independent and impartial insurance comparison site, already helping over 1 million drivers across the UK to get the best deal.
Many mainstream UK car insurance companies seem to take advantage of anyone with an Japanese import by charging extortionately high premiums. This is often regardless of whether you use your vehicle every other weekend for specific club events or every day for commuting.
If you are importing from Japan for the first time or are an experienced importer bringing in vehicles such as the Mitsubishi Pajero, Toyota Hilux Surf, Toyota Landcruiser 4×4, Nissan Skyline, or Subaru Impreza, you can find the best Japanese import car insurance policy for you through HomeApproved.
Importing a Vehicle from Japan
Many Japanese import cars have become very popular in the UK due to their high quality and low mileage. You can expect the prices quoted from importers to generally include all costs associated with importing the Japanese car. Basically, you will pay the advertised price and drive the car away. There is likely to be a warranty period, and some dealers will include six months road tax.
NOTE: All cars younger than ten years old imported from outside the EU are required to undergo the SVA / ESVA test for the Vehicle Inspectorate. Typical minimum work needed to pass an SVA / ESVA or MOT test with a Japanese imported car will be the fitting of a new Speedometer Facia (converts kilometers to miles per hour) and the fitting of a rear fog light. All cars registered after 1st January 1997 need to meet the requirements of the Enhanced SVA test, the ESVA, for the Vehicle Inspectorate.