Japanese Odometer History

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Many people don’t realise that a full Japanese odometer history is often available for any vehicle which has been registered in Japan.

Odometer (km) readings are recorded every time a vehicle is inspected for registration renewal in Japan (3 years from new then every 2 years).

This generates a full Japanese odometer history from new, some or all of which is usually available from the Japanese Transport Authority.

We can generally access this full Japanese odometer history for up to 10 years following the export of a car from Japan.

This km record is obviously invaluable to both buyers and sellers of Japanese imports.

Our Japanese Car History Check Report is the most comprehensive Japanese odometer history check available as it will sometimes show every odometer reading right back to first registation as recorded by the Japanese Transport Authority (MLIT).

An Export Certificate will only show the last two registration odometer readings, a fact which can actually be used to mislead buyers who don’t fully understand the system.

Odometer readings at any auction events back to 2009 can also be provided, so you can get a complete Japanese Odometer History timeline that has been independently recorded in Japan.