Sell/Dispose of a car
How to get rid of your car?
1. Sell your car
You can sell your car to a used car dealer or to an individual. It is also possible to sell the car via TIDA. Make sure to cancel your liability insurance if you purchased it. Car title transfer can be done either by yourself (but we don't recommend it since all the paper work is written in Japanese and this process can be done at Transportation office in Urasoe) or ask their company, such as car garages or insurance comapnies to do it your on behalf. It usually costs less than 4,000 JPY.
2. Junk your card
Car junk and car deregistration available at Miyagi Kaitai in Chatan. No appointment required, however if you wish to deregister the car with them, please bring your car registration paper to Resource Center so that we can contact them in advance ro proceed the junk and deregistration smoothly.
Disposing of Vehicles
If you want to get rid of your vehicle, you must contact a private vehicle disposal company. Vehicle disposal is called “haisha” (廃車).
Selling a Vehicle
If you wish to sell your vehicle individually, you must change the name on the vehicle registration. Visit the Land Transportation Office together with the buyer of your vehicle. Bring both the seller’s and buyer’s inkans, insurance documentation, proof of vehicle inspection, proof that you have paid the yearly road tax, and both people's registration cards and licenses. If you are selling a white plate car, you will also need both person's Inkan Registration Certificates, and the buyer's proof of parking space (shako shomeisho 車庫証明証), if required.