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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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Buying a Japanese Used Car

Buying a car is a big decision. Whether it's a used car, or a new car, there are many things you will need to consider. So you found a car you are interested in? What next? Well, if the car is local, go and test drive the darn thing. Look at the car, make sure it's mechanically sound, and check all...
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World Wide Wrally

Sports cars can be fun, the power you feel behind the wheel on the road is, well, intoxicating. But have you ever thought about driving a high performance car on the dirt roads? Watching cars driving on dirt roads is much more exciting than on asphalt or paved roads. The excitement when the car bou...
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Keeping a Healthy Vehicle

So you just bought your car, and you have been driving it for a while. Whether it's a used car, or a brand new car, you have been thinking about the maintenance schedule, and you are wondering, what you need to do next. Well, if you aren't wondering about the maintenance schedule, it may be a great...
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