“We are so confident in our product that if one of our checks turns out to be incorrect, we offer a money back guarantee on your vehicle to its market value at the time.”
BIMTA solely represents individual imports of vehicles into the UK and our mission is to keep consumers safe when purchasing grey imports from countries like Japan.
We have trusted BIMTA to verify our vehicles for many years. Each time the checks have come through promptly and they add more value to our sales. As a dealer that specialises in imported vehicles, it's nice to have the assurance!Tim Charlesworth
Our business imports cars to the UK on a frequent basis - sometimes we source cars from Japan. It's good to know that the odometer reading is actually correct.Howard Lister
It is very reassuring to have a verified mileage check come back for the cards we import. What's more, I can do it with peace of mind of the money back guarantee to the market value of my car.Neil Howe
What are the benefits of ordering a BIMTA vehicle check?
We are here to ensure you don't buy a 'dodgy' vehicle, whether that's a fake odometer reading or a hidden history the seller didn't disclose.
Recognised for our achievements
We are the only association recognised by the DVLA, HMRC and Trading Standards.
A wealth of experience
We are import experts by trade, making us proud to offer our expertise to consumers and trader alike.
Preventing fraudulent sales
We carry out thousands of successful checks each year, assuring that potentially fraudulent sales are prevented.
Over 20 years of protecting consumers from misadvertised offshore vehicle sales.
No stone left unturned
Our extensive vehicle checks are renowned for uncovering information that would have been detrimental to the value of the car.
With a simple check you can tell if the sale is genuine, which avoids issues upon importation if you do want to sell.
Our vehicle checks
We offer two types of vehicle checks:- A basic odometer check,or a more extensive full check if you want to be certain as to the authenticity of the vehicle. Please note, we aim to process all new orders within 1-2 working days for mileage checks, and 2-3 working days for full vehicle checks.
Verifies the mileage/odometer reading is correct and that your vehicle hasn’t been clocked.
We care about the motoring industry, and consumers.
The British Independent Motor Trade Association (BIMTA) is the only official UK trade body established solely to represent the independent vehicle import industry. Our Members bring thousands of vehicles across each year from Japan.
We famously led the campaign to equalise car prices between the UK and mainland Europe, and have been instrumental in working for Government legislation and regulation designed to protect the consumer from unscrupulous vehicle dealers.
Our services for vehicle buyers (both trade and private) include exhaustive checks on newly imported vehicles – which are backed up by a money-back guarantee, providing peace of mind when buying an import.