Before we get ahead of ourselves, we want to welcome you to Mick Lay Motors. Helping Tokyo expats with all things cars for over 25 years.

Mick Lay Motors (Max B Co., Ltd) was started by Mick Lay. Mick Lay arrived in Japan in 1990 to travel and try his hand at learning Japanese.

Becoming very interested in improving his Japanese Mick stayed on to study Japanese on a full time basis. As time passed Mick found a job organizing export paper work for used cars being shipped to Mombasa, Kenya. Based on this work Mick learned about buying, supplying and doing paper work in Japanese. From this Mick Lay Motors was started.

Mick Lay Motors specializes in supplying new and used cars to Expats who move to Tokyo, Japan. When some one wants to buy a car in Tokyo there are a lot of stages they need to go through that they do not have back in their home country. Mick Lay helps to circumvent this process and supply the car you need or want with ease.

 — MICK LAY, Owner of Max B Co. Ltd (Mick Lay Motors)


Choose from cars in stock and or make an order and have your car delivered to you risk free. Take advantage of the free loan car that is available to clients who contract to have a car supplied to them.

  • Stress-free process.
  • Robust selection of popular vehicles.
  • Saves you time and money.
  • Maintain your car to stay safe on the road
  • We know how to handle a wide range of car services.


Mick Lay Motors has a door to door after sales service for clients living in Tokyo and some areas of Yokohama, Chiba and Saitama. We come to you because dropping the car off to the shop for a service and getting back home can take 1/2 a day or longer and most people do not have time to do that! Looking after the kids, working and other issues does not leave much time to take the car to the shop…so we come to you. Even if you did not buy your car from us that is ok – we are happy to assist where we can. Call us or send an email request re your car servicing repairs. Car repairs may include body and mechanical work.

Use our services to order your next new car in Japan? We will do the ground work and facilitate the prices, options, paper work preparation, delivery timing, delivery, assist with insurance set up and all other aspects of buying a new car in Japan.

Obviously we can supply you with details of cars available and or cars that can be sourced for you. Take care of a free loan car whilst your car is being sourced. (Free loan car is subject to availability).

Want to export your car back home or simply export a car to another country. We can assist with the export details of cars out of Japan. Be aware some countries will not accept used cars so be sure to confirm the rules, regulations and costs with regards to importing a car into the country of possible destination before you ship it or ask us to ship it from Japan. It may be the case that you can not export to that country.

We will buy your car subject to checking it and agreeing on a purchase price with you and all documentation being valid and present needed to sell your car. We can advise on that paper work process as well if you need.

To determine a schedule that best suits you contact Mick Lay Motors and we will arrange a maintenance schedule for your time in Japan. Breakdowns are generally inconvenient and costly and in many cases, they are also avoidable. The way to avoid them is to maintain your vehicle.