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Japanese Imported Car Insurance

Why Use Quotesearcher

  • No need to shop around to find the best deal
  • Only deal with UK leading insurers
  • One stop solution for all your insurance needs

Japan is famous for many things, from their love of the latest technology to creating some truly world class cuisine; their cars are no exception. Due to the high quality of Japanese car manufacture, they are often imported to the UK, favoured over their European or American counterparts.

Our partners have years of experience when it comes to Japanese imported car insurance, and together we can help find the right Japanese imported car insurance policy for you!

Why Japanese Imported Cars?

Some of the best cars in the world are Japanese. They strike a perfect balance between performance, appearance and price, maintaining the highest possible standards across all three.

Japan also has extremely strict criteria when it comes to cars, which must undergo rigorous inspections known as Shaken.

The reason for these meticulous tests is to ensure that all Japanese vehicles are being properly maintained and are road worthy. The Japanese government has imposed a 10 year maximum lifecycle policy for all vehicles on Japan’s roads. Anything older than this is seen as dirty, inefficient and detrimental to the environment

It is also to uncover any modifications which may have been performed on the car illegally. Any unsafe or illegally modified vehicles are deemed to be illegal vehicles and cannot be driven until they have been made legal again.

Passing these tests can prove so expensive that it becomes uneconomical to own a car for any longer than 5 years, which is what has helped create such a booming Japanese car export market. This also makes for a competitive marketplace, which leads to cars being kept in great condition with higher spec and lower mileage.

Also, they are left hand drive vehicles, so are ideal for UK import!

Japanese Imported Car Insurance Policy

A specialist car requires a specialist type of insurance policy, so with QuoteSearcher you are most certainly in good hands!

Our partners offer bespoke Japanese imported car insurance policies, so you can tailor it suit your own specific needs.

Cover is available even if you have modified your Japanese imported car.

Sometimes the following measures can help reduce the price of your policy:

  • Limited annual mileage
  • Member of an owners club
  • Extra security precautions, such as an immobilizer or secure storage.

So if you want to get a quote from our range of expert providers, then make sure you fill out an online quote form today!

Why Use Quotesearcher

  • No need to shop around to find the best deal
  • Only deal with UK leading insurers
  • One stop solution for all your insurance needs
  • If you choose to import a Japanese car the likelihood is that it will have different specifications than cars from other countries around the world.  As such, it would be wise to insure it with a policy that is tailor-made for Japanese cars and designed to cover you against any common issues.  At QuoteSearcher, we believe that it is always better to invest in a niche insurance product than an umbrella policy, as the intricacies within your contract are what could save you a large amount of money in the long run.  To see how this can benefit you, fill out our online form now and see what quotes our partners can provide?

  • If you have chosen to import a vehicle from Japan, or any other country in the world for that matter, it is essential that you ensure all the paperwork is filled out properly.  By law, all imported vehicles must meet the UK’s safety and emissions regulations, otherwise not only will it not be road legal but you could also struggle to find an insurance policy.  Before you apply for car insurance for Japanese imports, make sure that you have correctly registered your vehicle with the DVLA, made any modifications necessary and paid the right amount of tax for the vehicle.  Once this is complete you will be able to enjoy your new passion!

  • The cost of your Japanese car insurance premiums will be based on a number of factors, including the rareness of the vehicle, its cost and how you intend to use it.  Naturally, if your Japanese car will cost more to fix above other standard cars your premiums will increase to cover this, however it is always better to be safe than sorry.  There are ways that you can save money on your Japanese imported car, however having a previous no claims bonus or only using your car as a secondary vehicle will likely increase your total savings.  To find out more about how much your Japanese car insurance will cost you, fill out a form now and see what our specialist brokers can offer!