Why do Japanese Engines have low mileage ? Buying Low mileage Engines from Japan makes sense !
It is very expensive to own a car in Japan. Gasoline, Highway tolls, Labor, cost of repairs & insurance cost up to 4 times more than US. One needs parking permit before they purchase a car, average parking in a commercial area is over $500 per month. Japanese vehicles have less miles in comparison to the US. So, a 10 year old car in Japan might have 50,000 miles on the engine compared to 150,000 on US engine. There are no after-market parts, very few body shops and no Salvage yards like in the U.S. It is not uncommon to spend $150/day to use a car. Most people use their cars on weekends & take shin-kansen (bullet train) or subway to work. It only makes sense because one can travel from Osaka to Tokyo for just $100 by bullet train with no hassle of parking and expense on fuel. Moreover all Japanese cars go through a stringent bi-annual inspection called SHAKEN. The cost of complying with these tests can run as much as 30% of the vehicle value. Cars with minor body damage are considered unsafe. There are few cars over 6 years old in service. Cars are recycled early. Compound these costs with propensity of Japanese consumers to drive only the latest models. The result is vehicles with tremendously low mileage are recycled. Vehicles in Japan suffer quick depreciation as cost of repairs is extremely high. In fact, this is the very reason why car owners in cities like California, Alabama, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Idaho, Washington, Washington DC, Seattle, New Mexico, Miami, Florida, Texas, Rhode Island, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Nevada, Las Vegas, Maryland, Colorado, New York, Colorado Springs, Oregon, North Dakota, Virginia, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Jacksonville, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Montana, Illinois, Chicago, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, Marietta, Georgia, Indiana, Portland, Oregan, Nebraska, Minnesota and Los Angeles are increasingly opting for Japanese engines in order to enhance the performance of their vehicles.
People around the world call them JDM ENGINES
& transmissions, where JDM stands for Japanese Domestic Market.
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All Honda engines, Toyota engines, Subaru engines, Acura engines, Nissan Engines, Lexus Engines & all JDM Engines go through a comprehensive testing procedure, we call it Ultra-5 Test. Our Ultra-5 Test is a rigorous testing procedure that has been our password for success. This test involves 5 steps. Please read the about the 5 tests in detail below: