Kasun Dasanayake from Sri Lanka message
I applied for this , in order to buy a cay from Japan.
I like Japanese used car because they are high demand,
Whether you’re buying a used car from an individual, a dealer or an auto company, the following documents are mandatory.
Registration certificate: The RC is the most important document and provides vital information about the car, including its chassis number and engine number. You need to check the state in which the car has been registered. If you plan to drive it to another state, you will have to get the registration done there. Since it’s a time-consuming process, most people avoid it but it can lead to problems in case you meet with an accident.
If the car is very old or was involved in a major accident, the engine may have been changed, so ensure that the RC has the new number. Also, verify that the acronym DRC does not appear on the certificate since it translates into duplicate registration certificate. If it does, ask the seller for the reason.
Insurance: Get the insurance transferred to your name, otherwise it will be tough to process a claim in case of an accident. While transferring the policy, check if the premium has been paid regularly, the expiry date of the policy and if insurance has ever been claimed. The latter will help you know whether the vehicle was involved in an accident. Also find out if the car has a third-party or comprehensive insurance.
If the insurance has expired or is due to be renewed soon, you could bargain with the seller for reducing the price of the vehicle. “However, the buyer should get a third-party insurance immediately. With car insurance companies clamouring to woo customers, this should not be much of an issue unless the car is more than 15 years old,” says Roshun Povaiah, deputy managing editor of Cartoq.com, a car advisory website.
Form 32 & 35: You will need these documents if the previous owner had taken a loan to purchase the car. Before buying, ask the seller to give you a copy of the no-objection certificate from the finance company, which will clarify that the entire loan has been paid off. If you don’t take care of this detail, you could land in a soup. For, after you take possession of the car and the registration certificate is transferred in your name, the lender may ask you as the new owner to pay the pending loan.
Service book: You should go through the service history of the vehicle, since it will reveal to you the condition of the car. A vehicle that has been serviced on time and through authorised centres will be in a better running condition than one that has been serviced infrequently.
Car from Japan is more durable and efficient
Road tax receipt: This tax is a one-time payment, which should ideally be paid by the first owner of the car when he registers the vehicle. If it hasn’t been paid, the penalty can run into lakhs of rupees over time, and you, as the new owner, will have to bear this financial burden. The tax varies among states and ranges from 2-18%, so you should ensure that the seller provides you a receipt for the tax paid.
Car purchase invoice: A dealer or a company will provide you a printed bill along with the car. However, this may not be possible if you are purchasing the car from an individual. “In such a case, you can demand a sale receipt from the seller,” says Povaiah.
Dual fuel certification for retro fitment: If the car has been modified to run on two types of fuels, ask the seller for the dual fuel certification, as well as an NOC from the RTO, which certifies that the vehicle can run on both fuels. The retro fitment is a replaceable piece in the vehicle and has a guarantee of five years from the time it is installed, so you must ask the seller for its sale receipt too. Who is a better seller? I think car From Japan is the best 🙂
So Japanese used cars are good ,