Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

How do I register my JPS?


JPS Classics are assembled on a tubular steel chassis which is the basis for your vehicle registration. Depending upon the state/country you reside in most motor vehicle authorities allow you to register your car as a "kit car" - you simply present your invoices for the car chassis/body, engine/transmission and assembly to your DMV, and they issue you with a vehicle registration and smog exemption, for example the SB100 in California. Please research your specific state or country's requirements BEFORE ordering your JPS Classic. JPS Customs receive a VW title. The year reflects the manufactured year of the original donor pan. Pre 1976 models are smog exempt.




Can my car be shipped to me?


Yes. We use carefully selected and reliable shipping experts for domestic shipments within the USA and internationally. Price for shipping is on a case-by-case basis and is in addition to the cost of your JPS.




What kind of insurance do I need?


There are a variety of insurance companies who can cover your JPS. Here's a quick selection:
In California, US Only:
Barlow Insurance: 1-800-558-7772
Hagerty Classic Auto Insurance: 1-800-922-4050 US Nationwide:
Hagerty Insurance: 1-800-747-5348




What type of maintenance schedule is recommended?


JPS cars use VW air-cooled engines and Subaru water-cooled engines. Stock air-cooled engines will require a valve adjustment and tune-up every 3000 miles. This is a simple process and can be done by foreign auto mechanics found all over the world. VW built a staggering 29 million air-cooled engines, so finding parts and service is never a problem. The engine oil should be changed at 3 months or 3000 mile intervals. Similarly, Subaru water-cooled engines are more and more ubiquitous worldwide so it's easy to find a Japanese export engine mechanic, and the parts you'll need. We recommend the standard Subaru service intervals.




Is there a warranty on JPS cars?


Yes. We offer a 12 month, 12,000 mile warranty on parts and labor - whichever comes first. If like many of our customers you don't live in California, we will select a specialist who is local to you to confirm and complete warranty items on your car.