How to varify odometer of Japanese Imported cars
Odometer shows the mileage of a car. World differenciate between speedo meter, which shows speed during a drive and odometer that records the distance a car travels. In Pakistan, generally "meter" is used for odometer.
It is a reality that odometer is tempered worldwide for used cars in order to uplift the car value. Pakistan is not a well-documented society so finding out the tempered-odometer in Pakistan is pretty hard. As for the Japanese imported
used cars, there are several ways through which you can find out the real condition of odometer.
Option 1. Through Inspections
Countries who do care about quality and roadworthyness of cars being imported have put a condition of obtaining a pre-export inspection document which includes the complete inspection of odometer, body and engine condition. There is no such
standards available in Pakistan. If you are so careful and want to save your investment, you can ask for an "inspection" from Autolog Pakistan.
You much keep two things in mind. 1) car should be ordered from Japan and it has not been shipped yet 2) It may cost you PKR 20,000 extra.
Option 2. Through Export Certificate
If car has already been imported then option 1 will not work. You will have a very easy way to judge an approximate meter reading at the time of last registration in Japanese Transport Department.
Your current odometer reading must be more than that. But of course it is not perfect.
In case you do not understand what written on export certificate, contact us, we will provide you translated export certificate in English or Urdu
This is worth of indicate here that meter reading may have a little bit difference once you receive vehicle after custom clearance. That is very much possible. This is not the point of concern. The point of concern is that if meter reading is less than the written on Export Certficiate, one must believe that the meter has been surely tempared.