I have been trying all day long to find a video of how reconditioning of used Japanese cars is done before being exported to Africa as ‘new’ cars, unfortunately sijapata.
All I get are just articles on car inspection and reconditioning before auction. According to SBT Japan, befoward and Autocom car exporters, If a car doesn’t pass all the 80 points check, it will not be put in auction or will have to undergo reconditioning before auction, if need be.
Anyway, these Japanese guys must be very good car caretakers. Unapata gari iko na 150k mileage, which might not have necessarily undergone reconditioning, lakini ukipeleka test drive it feels as good as a car that have never been used before. Perfect brakes, perfect steering wheel, perfect suspension, zero mechanical noise, etc, etc. And you are like, how tender was the previous owner on this car?
I think coz road za huko ziko poa na wanafuata sheria za road, maybe that’s how their vehicles hukuwa poa.
Maybe duration of car warranty also plays a role
Kumbuka pia spare parts and actual whole panels (eg a whole door, no need for panel beating), are readily available in brand new condition
Simple,Once you understand the difference between Car maintenance and repair s you will have a good car.
Majority of people in developed countries lease their cars. This way they get to use a new car for a while without owning it and after like 3-4 years in use they go get a newer model. At this point the dealership takes possession of it and resells.
Good maintaiance i.e regular servicing and use of original spare parts.
They have superb roads and road discipline to match
Most important advantage they have is availability of original spare parts, if any part is damaged it is replaced. Here we do panel beating followed by applying filler and lastly a poor painting job in done. Even if a car was involved in an accident you can never know unless you look at auction info.