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Steering Conversion to LHD in Japan

In most of the countries around the world, cars are driven on the right side of the road. Such cars have the steering wheel on the left side of the road and are known as left hand drive cars. Japan is a right hand drive country which means people drive cars on the left side of the road and cars in Japan are mostly right hand drive. Japan exports more than a million cars per year to foreign countries.

Due to the restrictions on the import of right hand drive cars in many countries, there is a need to convert the steering wheel to the left side of the cars. Steering wheel conversion to the left hand drive eases the process of importation of cars in the left hand drive countries. Car steering conversion to left hand side includes the following:

•Repositioning of the dashboard

•Repositioning of the steering wheel

•Exchange of rack & pinion

•Reposition of the pedal assembly

•Replacement of shift knob

•Angel adjustment and repositioning of the side mirror

•Adjusting the power windows, power mirror and auto lock mechanism

•Adjusting the wiper mechanism…………to name a few

We can help you with car steering conversion to the left hand using genuine parts and test for quality and satisfaction. Conversion is done by highly trained professional staff. We can purchase car, have it converted to left hand drive and export to any destination of your choice. Shipment can be done by roll on roll off or via containers. We can handle all the above tasks at a very reasonable cost.

Contact us for car exports or conversions to left hand drive at: [email protected] You can also reach us via whatsapp at: +81 90 8832 6621 Or visit our website at:

Buy JDM car parts at cheap price

Are you in the import business of used auto parts and need a container of JDM car parts shipped directly from Japan at the right price?  You have come to a right place.

We are your one-stop source to buy car parts at cheapest possible prices.  You should’nt pay more to buy JDM parts.

All makes and models, personal use cars to commercial vans and trucks,  we deal in all types.

Our salvage and dismantling yard is based in Gunma Prefecture, Japan with capacity of 300 cars stock space.  Our office is located in Tokyo and we can successfully manage to deliver parts worldwide.

You can buy cars for dismantling from auctions in Japan. We can help you buy your cars.  There is a salvage car corner in all auction houses in Japan. There is an auction house that deals only with salvage and accident / damaged cars.  We can also collect cars through the network of local car brokers to avoid auction fees.  All cars are thoroughly examined before purchase. We do not deal in flood damaged cars or stolen vehicles.  All vehicles we purchase come with clean title.

We can then cut these cars as per your specifications.  Roof Cuts, Nose Cuts, Half Cuts, you name it and our trained professional staff can perform the job to the best of your satisfaction.

If you do not want certain parts from the car, we can leave those parts and load in the container just the parts you require.  We do not outsource container loading and all the job is performed in our Gunma Yard.  Container vanning is also done in professional manner to ensure the parts are not damaged during the transit.

We then ship your container to your desired destination.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach us via email at:  [email protected]

Visit our website at:

Add us on your whatsapp at:  +81 90 8832 6621

Japan Mini Trucks in Left Hand Drive

Canada allows the import of mini trucks / Kei trucks from Japan that are 15 years old. USA allows the import of mini trucks that are 25 years old. And 21 States of USA even allow the

And there are many export companies in Japan that deal in the export of mini trucks of all makes such as Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu, Mitsubishi, and Honda.

Our company GAZOOBA also supply all makes and models of mini trucks from Japan is 2WD and 4WD, flatbed trucks and dump trucks in mint condition at reasonable prices.

What makes us different from other exporters is that we can convert trucks into the left hand drive, i.e., to convert the steering wheel from the right side to the left side.

Conversion is of high quality and we only use genuine parts.

Many car exporters tried to offer the wheel conversion services but most of them failed. The reason for their failure was either the lack of trained labor who could deliver the quality work or difficulty in finding genuine parts for the conversion.

Conversion seems to be an easy task but if not done right, it can be dangerous to drive such vehicles. GAZOOBA prides itself on offering quality wheel conversion services, using genuine parts, in a timely fashion and with a reasonable cost.

We also offer direct access to all the auction houses in Japan to our importers in the overseas who can select their choice of trucks and GAZOOBA can do the proxy bidding.

GAZOOBA can help you in buying quality trucks at reasonable prices and ship these to Canada or the USA by Ro-Ro or via container, either in the right-hand drive or get these converted in left-hand drive and export to your desired destination port.

If you are already dealing with an exporter and are happy with their services, you can keep buying vehicles from your contacts in Japan and still have them converted through us at GAZOOBA.

We also own our own container loading yard and a dismantling yard in Japan. We can supply you mini truck parts or dismantle trucks as per your instructions and export all parts in bulk.

Please feel free to contact GAZOOBA to discuss various options. You can visit our website at or contact us at [email protected]

Or you can reach us via WhatsApp at: +81 90 8832 6621

How to import a used mini truck to Canada

Canada allows the import of mini trucks as long as they are 15 years of age or more from the date of their production.

The import process of classic mini trucks from Japan to Canada and their registration in Canada is very easy.

In order to import a used mini-truck or a minivan from Japan to Canada, all you need is a reliable Japanese car exporter who can offer you a hassle-free deal, find you a quality truck and close the deal at the right price.

Your exporter in Japan can find you plenty of mini trucks and vans but extreme care is required to ensure there is no rust built in the suspension, under the hood or especially inside the engine. Most of the trucks that are sold in Hokkaido, Niigata, and Toyama area have lots of rust built due to the heavy snowfall in these regions. Not every home or business has a covered garage and most of these vehicles are parked outside in the open and therefore heavy snowfall damages the car performance by building the rust that is impossible to get rid of. Small rust on the body is acceptable, after all, we are talking about the trucks and vans that are 15 years or more in age.

It is the moral responsibility of your exporter to disclose the true condition of the vehicle to you, in order to avoid any unhappy surprises once the vehicle has reached its final destination port in Canada.

Here it is worthy to mention that the auction grades, unfortunately, are unreliable. They are just an indication but do not reveal the true condition of the vehicle. We have seen many 3.5 grade vehicles or damaged but repaired vehicles in excellent condition whereas on many occasions we have experienced a 4.5-grade vehicle to be full of rust, or with a crack in the front screen, or engine in the worst condition.

Your whole focus, therefore, needs to be on choosing the car exporter who knows how to check the vehicle and who has high moral and ethical values to reveal the condition of the vehicle to his clients.

It is also important to mention here that some car importers in Canada lost their money by dealing with con dealers in Japan. They were promised a quality vehicle and they even paid money in advance but never received their vehicle. There are others who were promised conversion of their trucks into left-hand drive but when they received the trucks, they were surprised to find these in original form with no conversion, although they paid in advance the conversion money too. Some had to wait for more than one year to receive their shipment.

The question is: How to find the right exporter in Japan to avoid all the troubles mentioned above. We suggest you deal with companies that are members of JUMVEA, Japan Used Motor Vehicle Exporters Association. JUMVEA has a strict process before they allow their membership to car dealers and exporters. And if things go wrong, there are severe consequences and JUMVEA will help resolve the problem.

We feel pleasure to introduce our company GAZOOBA as an authentic used mini trucks and vans exporter in Japan, we are a proud member of JUMVEA, we know the Canadian market, we can provide you direct access to auto auction houses in Japan, our staff can personally visit auctions to thoroughly examine the quality of the vehicle before placing the bid, and we can also source flat body trucks, dump trucks, and minivans, in 2wd or 4wd, direct from
Suzuki, Daihatsu, Subaru, Mitsubishi, and Honda dealers.

We have our own container loading/vanning and dismantling yard. We do not outsource our work and this means we can transfer the savings to our valued clients in Canada.

We can also convert classic mini trucks and vans into left-hand drive. This means steering wheel conversion from the right side to the left side. We use genuine parts during conversion and we assure quality steering wheel conversion.

GAZOOBA can ship the cars to any destination in Canada by Roll on Roll off method or via Containers, as per your choice.

At GAZOOBA, all work from purchase to conversion in left-hand drive, to container loading and shipment is done within the promised time frame and at a very reasonable cost. If you do not want the trucks to be converted in left-hand drive, we have no problem in exporting these in the right-hand drive. The choice is always yours.

If you are already doing business with other Japanese companies and are happy with your dealings, we can still offer you the steering wheel conversions, however, instead, if GAZOOBA buys and converts and exports, we are pretty confident we can do the whole job in the most economical way.

GAZOOBA does not charge you hidden commissions, and we do not charge our clients the Sales Tax and Recycle Cost of the vehicle because these two are refunded to us after we have exported the vehicle overseas.

For regular clients who buy in bulk, we can offer reconditioning and repainting facility.

Feel free to ask any info you may require. We respond to all inquiries in less than 24 hours.

GAZOOBA is open 24 hours a day, and we work 7 days a week.

Contact us at [email protected] or visit our site at You can also contact us via WhatsApp at: +81 90 8832 6621

Kei Trucks Japan / Mini Trucks Japan

Kei is a Japanese word meaning light (light in weight). Kei Truck therefore means a mini truck, micro truck or a light truck. Kei Vehicles in Japan have yellow number plates on them. The yellow plate is a symbol or light vehicles that are below 1,000 cc, mostly 550 ~ 660 cc. These trucks are available in RWD or 4WD version.

Kei trucks that are 25 years old can be imported and registered in USA without much complications. There is also an exception to this rule. 21 States allow mini trucks of any age to be imported as off-road vehicles. These vehicles are very popular in the USA because people like to drive the types of vehicles that are foreign made and are unique in shape, size, and design. These trucks are cheap to buy, fuel-efficient and can be used for commercial or household purposes.

Kei trucks come in 2 doors, 2 seats with a maximum loading capacity of 350 kg. Kei trucks can be found in 550 to 660 cc and there are flat body trucks and also the dump trucks. Hydraulic dump trucks make the unloading very easy.

GAZOOBA exports all kinds of mini trucks from Japan. Types available are Honda Acty, Suzuki Carry, Mitsubishi Minicab, Subaru Sambar and Daihatsu Hijet.

Kei Trucks are also classified as UTV or ATV as they are quite similar to the off-road vehicles. But GAZOOBA exports mini trucks to USA that can be driven off-road or on-road vehicles.

Also available are Kei Vans or Minivans, with 5 seat capacity and with ample space behind the rear seat for luggage or goods. These are mostly used as people carriers by construction companies, hotels, golf courses and so on.

The main issue with importing Kei trucks from Japan is the rust. If there is rust built in the suspension or engine, GAZOOBA does not deal in such vehicles. Body rust to some extent is not avoidable, rather understandable and acceptable, after all, we are talking about vehicles that are at least 25 years old.

Kei trucks can luckily be found in very low mileage and mint condition. Our staff thoroughly examines all trucks and vans before we buy these for our valued clients in the USA and other countries.

We not only export classic Kei trucks but also deal in used parts and engines. We can export a single part or export dismantled trucks in bulk.

Reconditioning of Kei trucks, a repaint can also be carried out at our own facility in Japan for an extra cost. If you are a regular importer, feel free to discuss your custom needs. GAZOOBA will do its best to accommodate all your needs at minimum possible cost.

Depending on the destination, classic mini trucks can be exported via 40ft dry containers or via roll-on roll-off ships, or both. To certain destinations, Ro-Ro is cheaper than containers.

We can also introduce our importers a clearing agent in the USA that deals in shipments to all ports in the United States and helps you deliver your trucks and consignment to any destination inside the USA.

GAZOOBA offers you direct access to all auction houses to browse the stock and bid on your behalf to buy your choice of classic trucks and vans for a small proxy bidding fee. We can also buy such trucks direct from Honda, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Daihatsu, and Subaru dealers.

Buy good quality mini trucks, buy from a reliable company, buy at the right price and buy with confidence. But at GAZOOBA. We promise to make your Kei truck import experience hassle-free and fun.

Contact us for more info at [email protected] or visit our site at

Car Dismantling Japan

For those who are in the auto parts business, buying used engines and used parts from salvage yards in Japan can be pretty expensive. Dismantling a whole vehicle based on client’s specifications is an extremely cost effective method when compared to purchasing engines and parts separately.

Take advantage of GAZOOBA’s service of dismantling vehicles. Our professional staff can dismantle any type of vehicle. All sorts of dismantling e.g., complete knock down, half cuts, nose cuts, three cuts is possible. To satisfy each customer’s needs, custom dismantling is done by the request of the buyer. Car dismantling is a complicated process so we pay close attention to every detail so that the job gets done the right way.

GAZOOBA is a pioneer in providing quality dismantling and cutting cars and shipping worldwide.

We can buy cars, dismantle as per your instructions, load into a container and ship to any location you designate in a very cost effective manner.

You can buy a clean or a damaged car from auctions in Japan and have us cut into pieces. All paperwork will be completed by us.

We will containerise bundles of used parts for export across the world. Using our own in-house transport, we are able to collect and deliver to ports for exports to the countries across the world.

If you don’t exactly feel like a recycled auto part fits your needs we can order both new and aftermarket parts for your vehicle.

We go even further by selling our very own inventory of used autos and trucks. We don’t want to be just another junkyard near me in your browser, we want to be your number one priority for all of your automotive needs. We just know you are going to appreciate shopping with us.

Why classic cars are so expensive?

Before we talk about the price, it is better to understand what a classic car is. The word classic according to the dictionary means:

“ judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind”.

So what does over a period of time means? Generally speaking, if a car is 20 years old, is in a mint condition and true to the original design with no modifications at all, it is considered to be a classic car. Mint condition means no rust, no body damage, interior should be intact. But these factors are not enough to make a car classic or expensive. There are many other factors. For example, whether the car was originally manufactured as a luxury vehicle, how many units were produced and more importantly how much is the demand for such cars compared to the availability in the market.

Europe allows import of 35 years old cars from overseas and US allows cars that are 25 years old. Canada on the other hand allows import of cars that are 15 years old at least. The best place to buy and import such cars from is Japan. Low Mileage, Outstanding Condition, Clean Interior and No Replacements or Modifications whatsoever. You will be surprised to find that some of these classic cars come with original tires. Yes you heard me right.

Japan Auctions are the best place to hunt for such cars. Find a legitimate exporter of used cars who is a JUMVEA member, someone who can give you direct access to auto auctions. You select the car you like, you select your affordable price and your exporter will bid on your behalf. Upon the payment of small service fee, you can get it imported to any destination in the world.

If you need any advice on Classic Cars from Japan, email us for free consultation at: [email protected]

How to import a used car from Japan

Whether you are an end user realizing your life-long dream of owning a Japanese vehicle, or a used car dealer trying to save money on similar vehicle by importing it directly from Japan, the whole process of buying car from Japan and bringing it to your country can be fun and worthy investment of your money.


One important thing to note is that while there are hundreds of legitimate used car exporters in Japan, there are many who are scammers, who will take your money and deliver you nothing. For your safety, we suggest you deal with those used car exporters who are JUMVEA members. In order to confirm if a company is really a member of JUMVEA, you can verify their site by visiting JUMVEA website at: Visit the members’ section of this website and confirm if the export company you chose to do business with, does exist on JUMVEA’s website.

You can also email JUMVEA at: [email protected] and confirm the authenticity of a company you intend to deal with.

JUMVEA is an organization approved by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Japan and the purpose of its formation is to establish order of fair trade in the used motor vehicle industry. JUMVEA also has a SAFE TRADE system whereby you can pay money to JUMVEA instead of the car exporter. JUMVEA will keep your money safe until the car is shipped to you.

Once you have selected your genuine car exporter who is a JUMVEA member, next thing we suggest is to select the car you would like to import. Some companie keep ready stock while others give you direct access to car auctions in Japan to choose the type of vehicle you would like to import, and they can bid on your behalf. This way you can buy from fresh stock, displayed in used car auctions Japan, from huge numbers available to select from, while paying the right price + a small fee to the export company for proxy bidding and shipping.

We suggest to buy your vehicle direct from Auctions. There is nothing wrong with ready stock, but most of the times the stock is old, gets rusty with time, and a salesman will push you to purchase to get rid of his stock. While if you buy direct from auctions, you have complete liberty to choose the right vehicle based on your needs. There are more than 50,000 cars available for sale in auctions in Japan on the daily basis. You can certainly find what you need.

GAZOOBA is a legitimate car exporter, member of JUMVEA, that gives you free access to auction cars throughout Japan and feels pride in doing transparent business by charging you small amount of fee for its services with no hidden charges or costs. We do not charge Recycle cost nor do we include Sales Tax in the price. You do not pay anything hidden at all. Feel free to contact GAZOOBA for your automotive needs.

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