Why Buy from Japan?


The more a car is used, the more likely it is to have picked up problems and damage along the way. Japan not only has an excellent public transport system both within city areas and between the cities, but the neighbourhoods people live in are easy to get around by foot and bike.

That is to say, a typical residence in Japan is within easy walking distance of a supermarket, train station, bus stops, a library and schools. Most Japanese people will leave their car at home when going out on local errands, preferring to walk, use bicycles or ride scooters instead.

Warmer Climate

Japan is a temperate country. Although there are areas in the far North (particularly Hokkaido) and the central mountainous region where there can be long periods of heavy snow, most areas where the bulk of the population only experience occasional, mild snow falls.

Less road salts and other corrosives

Even in areas prone to heavy winter weather, the use of salt to keep the roads clear is not widespread. Although sometimes salt is used, in these regions drivers are expected to fit snow tires to their cars as winter approaches, so the roads are often left unsalted. Another method used to clear major roads of snow is to pipe geothermally-heated water from outlets along the center crest of the road to melt snow and ice. The overall result is that cars in Japan tend to be much less likely to have corrosion or rust than cars in other countries with similar or colder climates.

Less stressful use/lower mileage

The more a car is used, the more likely it is to have picked up problems and damage along the way. Japan not only has an excellent public transport system both within city areas and between the cities, but the neighborhoods people live in are easy to get around by foot and bike.

That is to say, a typical residence in Japan is within easy walking distance of a supermarket, train station, bus stops, a library and schools. Most Japanese people will leave their car at home when going out on local errands, preferring to walk, use bicycles or ride scooters instead.

Better Road Conditions

Japan's roads are also very well paved and smooth, so there is little stress placed on vehicles by the kind of road damage you find in many other countries – potholes and cracks.

Generally better maintained

The Japanese tend to be obedient. So when the manufacturer or the dealer says that a service should be done on the car, you can bet the typical car owner will do it, no questions asked. On top of this, most servicing is carried out at official dealerships in their pristine service departments. On top of this, the government mandates a certain minimum level of maintenance anyway, by requiring all vehicles to pass regular roadworthiness tests.

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