Japanese Import Car Insurance

Recognised as one of the UK's leading providers of Japanese import insurance, Keith Michaels have over 30 years' experience arranging specialist Jap import and grey import policies.
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92% of our customers get a cheaper quote over the phone

92% of our customers get a cheaper quote over the phone


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.

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Industry-leading Insurance

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.

or call us on 0208 329 1150

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?

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Direct Contacts

Gary Moulson
0208 329 1167

Jeremy Pocock
0208 329 1157

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Scheme Details

We have specific insurance schemes designed exclusively for Japanese Import owners.

This scheme is for drivers aged 25 years and older.

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Discounts For

  • Limited mileage
  • Enhanced vehicle security
  • 2nd or 3rd cars
  • Owners clubs
  • Secure parking access
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  • 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
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Get in Touch for your Japanese Import Insurance Quote Today

or call us on 0208 329 1150

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.