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Increase Fuel Efficiency?

Fuel efficiency. In today's culture, fuel efficiency is something most people think about, but many oil giants would have you think this is something of the second priority. Although, the fossil fuel supplies have been on the decline, new technologies in harvesting crude oil have made it possible t...
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Tips for Driving Off-Road

Tarmac, paved roads, concrete, asphalt/bitumen roads, are a thing of developed countries, and in a lot of rural areas, many drivers do not have the luxury of driving on the nicely paved flat surfaces you can find in developed areas such as Japan. I'm sure a lot of you are aware of this fact, and ar...
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How to Change Spark Plugs

What are spark plugs? Spark plugs are an essential disposable component in your gasoline engine that creates a spark to combust the fuel and oxygen mixture in the cylinder of your engine in order to move the pistons. Some spark plugs are rated for 100,000 miles (160,000 km), which is fairly unreali...
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Learn How to Change your Engine Oil

I'm sure a lot of you already know how to change your own oil, but just in case you don't know how, this is a quick easy tutorial for you. You would be surprised of the number of people who have never popped their hood to look at the engine here in Japan. So, an oil change is one of the most basic a...
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Kei Truck?

So, have you heard of "Kei Trucks or Mini Trucks?" Kei trucks, also known as mini trucks, are small size trucks with small engines below 660 cc. We call them "軽トラ (Kei-Tora)" here in Japan. "kei" means "light" and "tora" means "Truck". Kei truck is a type of light vehicle (see Kei Jidosha), which t...
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Kei Jidosha!

Japanese "light cars" or "軽自動車(kei jidousha)" as we call it in Japanese, is extremely important in the Japanese car industry. You can see a "light car" at any corner store, or any street you walk down. From Daihatsu Terios Kid to the Mitsubishi Pajero Mini, Japanese "light cars" come in all differe...
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So one of the core organs in your beast of a car is your transmission. Whether it's an automatic transmission or a manual transmission, there is something that lubricates the greatness that makes up what we call a transmission. The transmission is used to control how fast the wheels spin in relation...
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New Mandate for Importers in Uganda

Recently, URA and UNBS have announced that a few documents will be added to the manditory list of documentation when clearing and registering used motor vehicles at all entry points and Customs bonded warehouses. Up until now, if you did not receive a road worthiness certificate for your vehicle whe...
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New Inland Delivery Rates

Japanese roads are well paved and very smooth. The highways are especially good, because the Japanese government maintains their roads well and the roads are maintained annually to keep the high quality of roads. When one of my friends from Zimbabwe visited Japan in August, he drove around Japan in...
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New Toyota Land Cruiser Unveiled

Toyota has unveils the new Land Cruiser with a new face in Japan! The Toyota Land Cruiser's newest addition to the family went on sale around Japan on August 17th, 2015. The Land Cruiser, with a 60 year history, is the oldest car model in Japan. Starting as a military light utility vehicle for the ...
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