The information provided on these comprehensive and easy-to-read documents are designed to be an extremely helpful and an informative resource when shopping for used cars. In order to have an understandable overview about a Japanese vehicle’s history, the CTOS report is organized into clearly defined sections. Each section details a different type of information which can help you make a better decision when looking to buy a used car. Below is a description of what you will find in each section of the CTOS Vehicle History Report.
The introductory section of the CTOS Auction Report contains a summary of the auction sheet that is in Japanese.
This section is useful to get a quick overview of the information in the report, which is especially helpful since not everyone speaks Japanese.
The report comes with a copy of the auction sheet from the respective auction houses in Japan. The aim is to give buyers proof of the condition and a clearer picture of the history of the vehicle.
Lastly, the final section displays images of the car when auctioned. (if available)
Before buying any Japanese imported used car, always check the car, and get an CTOS Report!
The introductory section of the CTOS Vehicle History Report contains a summary of the more comprehensive information which can be found in the other sections. Additionally, details such as the vehicle’s specifications and any red flags you should be aware of can be found here.
This section is useful to get a quick overview of the information in the report, which is especially helpful when there are red flags brought to your attention.
This section of the Vehicle History Report identifies further information about reported problems in the vehicle’s history, which may include: accidents, malfunctions, theft, fire damage, water damage and hail damage.
In order to help make better purchase decisions, this information is designed to give buyers a clearer picture of things that are normally difficult to know about a car which originated from Japan.
This section fully displays for the recorded mileage at the time (if recorded), source of information, and the date it was recorded. This type of information is useful to ensure there hasn’t been any odometer related fraud, such as odometer rollback, in the vehicle’s history.
Additionally, here one can find what the vehicle was used for and if it was exposed to radiation.
This section of the Vehicle History Report identifies further information about the vehicle’s history, which may include: manufacture, registration, inspections, auction dates, odometer inconsistency, and any open recalls that may affect the vehicle.
Recalls might sound alarming, but they are extremely common and arise when a potentially dangerous issue is identified with a vehicle. When this happens the manufacturer will issue a recall for all affected models.
Reasons for recalls can vary from small technical issues with windscreen wipers to major safety faults with airbags. In all cases, the vehicle will need to be checked by the manufacturer and fixed!
Before buying any Japanese used car, always check if there were recalls and if they have been fixed too.
This section gives you information about the vehicles specification, collision ratings and breaking performance on wet and dry roads.
Especially useful when trying to compare with other used cars in the same vehicle segment.
Lastly, the final section displays images of the car when auctioned and a copy of the auction sheets. (if vehicle went through an auction).
If the vehicle was auctioned out multiple times, ALL the auction sheets and images of the auction will be displayed here!
Before buying any Japanese imported used car, always check the car, and get a CTOS Report!