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Collect your vehicles from the following ports

From Bristol port to:

  • Bristol
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From Liverpool port to:

  • Liverpool
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From Southampton port to:

  • Southampton
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Monday to Saturday 8:30 to 5:30


Sunday off

Office Address:

Hatakenaka-156-1 Izumimachi, Iwaki, Fukushima 971-8183

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Import Regulations


Year Restriction

Max. 10 Years Old


Shipping Port

Bristol , Liverpool , Southampton


Time to Ship

4 to 8 weeks

(can vary)


Pre-shipment inspection


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Used Cars Import Rules and Regulations in United Kingdom

Age Restriction

There is a 10-year age restriction on the import of used Japanese cars in the UK.

Right-Hand Drive Vehicle

Importing both left- and right-hand drive is permissible in the UK. 


Japanese used vehicles need to pass the Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) or Single Vehicle Approval (SVA) Test. These tests are mandatory to ensure that a vehicle meets safety standards when running on the road. Also, compulsory inspection of the MOT is carried out by a testing center approved by the government to check the vehicle’s roadworthiness. 

Since the first registration of a vehicle, it goes through a MOT test every third year. 

Import Duties and Taxes on Used Cars in the UK


On used cars - 10%

On commercial vehicles and pickups – 20%


The standard VAT rate of 20% is currently applicable. 

Ownership tax is applied on passenger cars and commercial vehicles depending upon carbon dioxide emission, axles, and weight, respectively.

Test Required on Used Vehicles in the UK Depending Upon Their Age

  • SVA/ESVA test for vehicles below 3 years 

  • SVA/ESVA test and MOT test for vehicles between 3 to 10 years 

  • MOT test only for vehicles more than 10 years old 

If the vehicles pass the mentioned tests, only then can they be registered in the UK.

Documents Required for Import of Vehicle in the UK

  • Bill of Lading 

  • ID card (as proof of identification) 

  • Commercial invoice from the supplier 

  • Driving license 

  • Original export certificate 

  • Translated export certificate 

  • Cost of vehicle tax 

  • Motor insurance from a British company 

  • Deregistration certificate 

  • Trader’s Unique Reference Number (TURN) for commercial importers

Japanese Used Cars in United Kingdom

SAT offers an incredible collection of the highest-quality Japanese used cars for sale in United Kingdom. Our dedicated team provides the best experience to our customers by ensuring that each vehicle in our inventory meets our rigorous quality standards. From our diverse inventory, you can discover a wide range of Japanese used cars and choose the one that fits your needs and budget perfectly. If your desired vehicle isn't readily available, you can also benefit from our car auction service. Our team of professionals is dedicated to assisting you through your car-buying journey. Visit SAT today and explore our premium collection of Japanese used cars for sale in United Kingdom.

Why Choose SAT



With SAT, you do not have to worry about hidden fees or extra charges. We strive to provide fair deals to our customers in United Kingdom without compromising on quality.



SAT takes pride in offering high-quality Japanese-used cars in United Kingdom at affordable prices. With SAT, You can find reliable vehicles at the most reasonable rates.


Extensive Selection

Visit SAT and choose from our wide collection of Japanese used cars. We are United Kingdom's biggest Japanese car exporters, offering vehicles that match your style and budget.


Unmatched Customer Service

Our dedicated team always goes above and beyond to offer exceptional services to our customers in United Kingdom and build long-term relationships with them.

Customer Reviews

Another satisfying purchase

Toyota Passo

I am satisfied with all the cars I have purchased from SAT, as none of them caused me any technical or mechanical issues. This time, I bought a Toyota Passo, which is in great shape. The shipment process was also smooth and quick, as always.

David Jamar

Jan 15, 2024

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Best customer service

Toyota Probox

My experience of purchasing a used Toyota Probox from SAT and having it shipped to my country was extraordinary. Their exceptional customer service, swift shipment, and remarkable vehicle quality has surpassed my expectations.

Justin Kai

Feb 06, 2024

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Top quality vehicles

Toyota Landcruiser

Buying a Toyota LandCruiser was my dream, and SAT helped me turn this dream into reality. I am so happy to choose SAT because my car is in excellent condition, and I didn’t have to face any trouble during the purchase process.

Malcolm Omari

Mar 16, 2024

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Smooth purchase experience

Toyota Hiace

It is my 2nd purchase with SAT, and it was just as smooth as before. My Toyota Hiace is in good condition and shape. Also, I didn’t face any trouble during the process. It was delivered to me safe and sound at Dar es Salam port.

Anthony Carter

Apr 11, 2024

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