Japanese Import Car Insurance from Keith Michaels
You can have a hard time obtaining Japanese import car insurance from regular insurance providers; they will charge you high premiums and are prone to providing a sub-standard service.
Keith Michaels is recognised as one of the UK’s leading providers of both Japanese import car insurance and Grey import car insurance. We’ve been providing policies for the last 30 years – we pride ourselves on finding you the best deal on the market by leveraging our established industry standing to get you the best quote.
Japanese Import Cars We Cover
We are able to provide insurance to a wide range of Japanese import cars, ranging from iconic high performance models to Japanese classic cars. The following are a few of the most popular makes and models we insure:
Grey Import Car Insurance
Grey imports are built outside of the EU and therefore do not have to conform to European build standards. These cars will have to pass a Single Vehicle Approval (SVA) test to ensure they are road worthy in the UK. Grey imports, from Japan specifically, will often be far more powerful than their European equivalents, making them an attractive prospect. We specialise in securing insurance for Grey imports with industry-leading policies.
Have a UK Model?
Having been at the forefront of Japanese car insurance for 30 years, our services aren’t limited to imports. We can arrange car insurance for UK models as well as imports.
So, if you’re looking for a great deal, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We have specific insurance schemes in place designed exclusively for Japanese car owners.
Our experience has allowed us to develop industry-leading grey import insurance and Japanese import insurance knowledge and means we are able to tailor our policies to you. Submit your Japanese import car insurance quote request form online today or give us a call.
The Keith Michaels Difference
- 30 years’ experience
- Every customer is treated as an individual, not a policy number
- We are a UK-based office, not a call centre
- We are completely independent from any insurance company
- All policies are looked at on their own merits to find you the best policy available
Why Choose Keith Michaels for Japanese/Grey Import Car Insurance?
We have specific insurance schemes designed exclusively for Japanese Import owners.
This scheme is for drivers aged 25 years and older.
- Limited mileage
- Enhanced vehicle security
- 2nd or 3rd cars
- Owners clubs
- Secure parking access
- Priority claims management
- Like for like replacement
- parts following a claim
- Staff have over 30 years’ Japanese Import experience
Why Import a Car from Japan?
The Japanese Domestic Market, or JDM, is becoming more and more popular and it’s easy to see why. From their reliability to their ability to modify, Japanese imports provide a great opportunity for many car enthusiasts…
The following are some of the most common reasons for importing a Japanese car:
- Affordable yet high-quality
- Easy availability of parts
- Durable and reliable
Effortless process and wonderful service. Their tailored expat products take all the heat out of something that other insurance companies seem to want to over complicate. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Spoke to a helpful Chap called Matt Moody (great name by the way), who was anything but what his name suggests. He was patient with me and found me a really competitive quote. Would recommend!
Excellent service, after returning to UK after a long period away, they took care of my insurance needs in a very professional and efficient manner as well as being very competitively priced.
I've been insuring with Keith Michaels for quite a few years now & have been very satisfied with the service. They have been very helpful & give a very personal service. Even after shopping around each time, (as we are all told to do!) Keith Michaels prices are still very competitive & hard to beat.
A human voice answered the phone straight away and gave me a competitive quote quickly and efficiently, which I accepted. Confirmation processed quickly too. Efficient use of their time and mine.I am a new customer so time will tell whether I remain satisfied!
Can never fault these guys. Renewed for the 3rd year running as they've great price and amazing customer service!
As an expat with a home in the UK it was great to find a broker who had insurance companies on the books who were willing to recognise No Claims gained in the EU
Honest guys. Very straight forward.
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Japanese Import & Insurance FAQs
Are Japanese import cars legal in the UK?
Yes, Japanese import cars are legal in the UK. But you’ll need to ensure you take the right steps to stay compliant. This includes declaring your new import, paying the necessary charges, undergoing testing and registering and taxing your vehicle.
Does Japanese import insurance cover modified cars?
Many of the Japanese imports we insure are modified in some way. As specialists in modified car insurance, we can ensure that your vehicle gets the most affordable option regardless of whether it’s stock or modified.
Is Japanese import car insurance expensive?
As Japanese imports often have higher specifications and more unusual parts to source within the UK, car insurance can bring higher insurance premiums, which is why you should consider a specialist insurance broker like Keith Michaels. At Keith Michaels, we pride ourselves on providing affordable policies so you can insure your most prized possession, no matter where it’s from.
How can I reduce the cost of modified car insurance?
You can save money on your car insurance, even if your car’s a Japanese import. Discounts on your policy can apply for:
- Secure overnight storage
- Reduced mileage
- If your vehicle is a 2nd or 3rd car
- Membership of an owners club
- Annual policy payments (instead of monthly)
Why consider a Japanese import car?
By the time a Japanese car has reached the international market from Japan, its value has depreciated considerably. The higher specs and low mileage of Japanese cars make them a bargain for the savvy buyer. Like the UK, Japan drives on the left making right hand drive cars the norm in the export market.