Services

Importing a car can be a daunting process, but with the experienced professionals at South West Imports there is no need to worry. Importing a car is completed in five easy steps which we'll help guide you through from the moment you buy a car, to passing over the keys to you.


01 Contact
Please contact us and let us know exactly what you're looking for. If you are not entirely sure what you're after and would like professional advice, again please contact us. Here at South West Imports we regularly import a variety of vehicles, from JDM sports cars to 4X4's and MPV'S. So whatever you require we are sure we can help.

02 Deposit
After you have spoken with a member of our team, the next step is placing a deposit. A £500 refundable deposit ensures security for both ourselves and you. Once we have received your deposit the hunt for your vehicle begins. With direct access to over 150,000 cars weekly at auction and more at dealerships throughout Japan we are certain we can find the right car for you.

03 Inspection
When a car of interest is located, a full inspection will be provided. This will include a translation of grading sheets and include extra vehicle photos if applicable. If you like what you see then we will be able to advise you on an estimated price of sale and then a highest bid will be agreed upon.

04 Purchase
Once your car is secured it will head to our agent's yard where it will be valeted and 50 HQ photos will be provided. Further mechanical tests and a test drive will also take place to confirm the car works as it should- We are the only importer in the UK to offer this service. A 75% payment of the vehicle landing cost is now required. Landing cost simply means the cost to land the car on UK soil.
After payment, shipping will be booked and the car will be loaded upon the next available vessel. Tracking details and an ETA (estimated time of arrival) will be given.

05 Arrival
Two weeks prior to arrival we ask for the remaining 25% landing cost payment. This will ensure your vehicle will be cleared through customs and transported to our yard in a timely manor. Depending on what service you require, we will now book your car in for MOT and once passed, an application for UK registration will be sent off. Usually within 10 days, a registration number will be issued and upon payment of your UK invoice (transport, MOT and registerstration fee) your car is ready for collection or delivery!
Importing a car can be a daunting process, but with the experienced professionals at SouthWestImports there is no need to worry. Importing a car is completed in five easy steps which we'll help guide you through from the moment you buy a car, to passing over the keys to you.
Finance & Warranties
We work alongside a range of dedicated Finance Companies who specialise in Japanese Domestic Market Imports. Along side optional finance plans we offer warranties as standard on all of our imports. 

All finance is subject to status and income. Written Quotation on request. We act as a credit broker not a lender. We work with a number of carefully selected credit providers who may be able to offer you finance for your purchase. We are only able to offer finance products from these providers.

To find out more please contact us directly!

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