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Digital odometers are at least as susceptible to tampering as traditional analog clusters

Sadly, odometer tampering is rife among used vehicles exported from Japan.

Recent random examinations of vehicles at imported car dealerships in countries without cross-checking processes showed almost 75% had their odometer readings changed between the time they were purchased in Japan and the time they were advertised for sale.

For dealers, it means they’re able to maximise their profits by buying cheap, high-mileage vehicles and selling them for top dollar as immaculate low-mileage vehicles. For buyers, though, it means you’re not getting what you think you’re paying for. It can also mean a serious mechanical failure (more prevalent in higher mileage vehicles) may be just around the corner when you’re expecting many years of trouble free motoring.

Registration Certificate

Japanese History Check aims to protect consumers worldwide by providing the most comprehensive odometer and history checking service currently available for cars post-export.

We can provide you with an official Japanese Car Registration Check. For US$40, you will receive a scanned, independent, unaltered copy of the registration document for your vehicle, accompanied by a translation into English. For vehicles exported after 2006, it gives the most accurate record of your vehicle odometer reading at every subsequent re-registration (which occurs bi-annually) in Japan. This document is a re-produceable version of the Export Certificate and is issued by the government transport office (MLIT) in Japan.

We are able to verify Japanese car auction sheets. For US$40, you also have the option of requesting an auction sheet search. We will search past auctions for a copy of your vehicle’s auction sheet, which can not only provide the odometer reading, but also the general condition of the vehicle. It will give you with an insight into whether or not the vehicle has previously had any accident repairs or signs of visible rust, among many other things. If you request an auction sheet search, we will refund you in the event that we’re unable to locate any information. Our years of experience in translating these sheets into English ensures you can understand what the seller and auction inspector sought to highlight about the vehicle.

Auction Sheet

For US$75, you will receive both documents as listed above.

If you require the check quickly - you can utilize our EXPRESS service. This service is most suitable for those who are about to make a commitment to purchase a vehicle. For US$65 you will receive the auction sheet service noted above within just 48 hours, which typically gives the final odometer reading prior to export, plus an insight into the vehicles condition.

To better understand what we deliver have a look at our Service Demo.

  • Basic (r) $40 USD
    • Registration Certificate
    • Up to 2 dated mileage readings
    • English Translation
    Up to 10 business days
  • Basic (a) $40 USD
    • Auction Sheet
    • 1 dated mileage reading
    • Auction condition grading
    • Auction sellers notes
    • Auction repair history notes
    • English Translation
    Up to 6 business days
  • Comprehensive $75 USD
    • Registration Certificate
    • + Auction Sheet
    • Up to 3 dated mileage readings
    • Auction condition grading
    • Auction sellers notes
    • Auction repair history notes
    • English Translation
    6-10 business days
  • Express $65 USD
    • Auction Sheet
    • 1 dated mileage reading
    • Auction condition grading
    • Auction sellers notes
    • Auction repair history notes
    • English Translation
    • FAST for pre-purchase
    Within 48 hours