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5 Factors to Consider Before Importing a Japanese Used Car in Kenya



Japanese Used Car

Why do people import vehicles, when they can easily buy them locally? For some, it’s because they can’t find a suitable choice for themselves locally, while for others, it’s the good condition vehicles that are missing from the domestic market. Moreover for some, importing a car is much cheaper comparing to buying one from a car dealer near their town.

And how about getting all these benefits together, while going for a Japanese used vehicle?

A couple of decades ago, importing a vehicle directly from Japan was a daunting experience for many of us out there. However, with the advance trading methodologies at a global scale, it’s pretty easy for customers to import their desired vehicle to any part of the world directly from Japan. Similarly, prospective car owners in Kenya could easily get an ideal vehicle from the ports of Japan without experiencing any hassles. Especially, taking services of an established car dealer who stocks quality Japanese used cars for sale in Kenya.

But, do we need to consider some factors before importing a second-hand Japanese vehicle? Certainly, as long as you put the following key factors into consideration you’ll benefit more importing your vehicle from Japan.

1.    Examine the Car

The physical appearance and shiny exteriors of the vehicle may perhaps lead you to a quick decision, which could later fill you with remorse, realizing later that it doesn’t offer you the features you want.

Don’t simply get into the rush of making a purchase decision based on what you see. Rather it’s crucial to examine the details of the vehicle before you make your mind to actually go for it at the very first place.

Simply go through the details provided by your car dealer to examine the quality and features that it’s actually offering. Remember, knowing what you are actually getting will help you assist in getting the best value for money.

2.    Getting the Right Car Dealer

It’s equally important to know your car dealer, just as the vehicle you are interested to import. There may be many cars dealers which are offering the vehicle of your interest, but you need to have a little background check before you plan on purchasing from any of them.

Go through their banking details, approval rates, stock vehicles and history of their business, to learn whether they are genuinely operating in the industry or not.

3.    Car Import Costs and Taxes

Is there a point of getting excited after visiting a dealer’s website and see cars which are available for sale as low as $1000?

The actual price of the vehicle is not the only thing which you will need to pay for getting your vehicle from Japan to Kenya. There are other things you need to pay for before actually getting to drive your desired vehicle in a few weeks’ time.

Calculate the import duties and taxes which you need to pay getting your vehicle from Japan to your port in Kenya, before you even think to pay for the vehicle you are buying from your car dealer.

4.    Year of Manufacturing

Perhaps it may not in one’s mind to ask for the exact manufacturing date of the vehicle at the time of its purchase. But it’s quite an important fact to consider when going for a second-hand vehicle.

One could simply avoid paying a large sum of money on their maintenance costs over the years through buying a vehicle which has considerably low on mileage and not manufactured before five years of their purchase decision.

5.    Car Resale Value

You might be interested to import a vehicle and drive it for a few years before reselling it locally. So, to stand a chance of having a good deal. It’s good that you buy a vehicle which has a good resale value, considering your local market.

Meanwhile, if you are first-time car importer from Japan, it’s wise to buy a vehicle which is cheap to maintain and has the potential to give you a good resale value before you sell it after driving it for a few thousand miles.


Although importing a Japanese vehicle directly from Japan has its own advantage. However, it’s quite crucial to take your steps after knowing the nitty-gritty of importing one.

Not only buying a suitable car is important, it’s equally vital to know all the import duties and taxes which you need to pay before you finalize your decision of actually purchasing one.

Author Bio:

Martin Lewis is an experienced car sales agent currently associated with an established car dealer in Japan. In his time he writes educating his readers regarding the benefits of purchasing used cars from Japan and importing them in different countries across Africa.

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Experiencing the Bike ride in all new way with Suzuki




Bike ride in all new way with Suzuki

No doubt that technology has advanced pretty much and so many things are also available in just one click. But when it comes to roaming around the world, we certainly cannot compromise on the driving wheels that we buy, be that a bike or a car. Talking of which, today we are going to discuss more about some incredible Suzuki’s performance twin bikes that have become talk of the town. With great features, amazing riding experience and that too at a great pricing deal, it is certainly a worth experience in which you can invest. Not only this, you can have a look at some of its magnificent features that may tempt you to buy it right away.

Know more about the Suzuki’s brand new entry:

For the bike lovers, here is the great news! Suzuki has just introduced some of the popular twin bikes in the market of India at great pricing by the name of Gixxer and Gixxer SF. Before we look around for the Gixxer 250 price in India, let us just understand why this bike seems to be full in swig and can be a promising one over any other Suzuki’s bike’s that you may have seen or experienced earlier. After the launch of Inazuma and its failure, the delay for the 250 CC has taken quite a time already. But things don’t remain the same always.

The grand opening of Inazuma by Suzuki seemed to be a faired version of the previous model called GSX-R250 which has been quite popular in the international market. But when in India it was launched in a little different manner, needless to say there was a price sensitive market with the brand to deal with. Thankfully, now Suzuki has come up with a launch of all new models that would compete other brands best models and even the Yamaha’s FZ25. In India however, it was Gixxer moniker that gained quite a lot success and which of course was pretty much surprising but needless to say its performance had grabbed quite a lot of interest in mind of other buyers.

The current naked motorcycle of Suzuki 250 is planning to get launched by next year. It would be of course a fairly prices one and just the way the viewers had hoped for the Gixxer SF, it seems Suzuki will not disappoint its follows. The two bikers are currently being imported as the CBU due to which there would be hike in its price but since 250 CC of the Gixxer model will be built in India, Suzuki promises it price to be quite budget friendly.

There is also expectation that Suzuki250 will have the best platform to be shared with Suzuki GSX-S300 which is another upcoming model. Although the engine details and its specifications are yet to be revealed but there is no surprise that the bike will be powered by the solo cylinder of 250cc engine that would come with four valves. Stay tuned for more of such surpasses from Suzuki.

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Top Rated Car Protection Covers and Dash Covers




Top Rated Car Protection Covers

People who are fond of keeping cars and people who are passionate about their cars and trucks know the importance of protecting cars with the suitable items such as car covers, dashboard covers, and many other protection items. These car protection items protect your car from getting damaged, coming in contact with moisture, protects your car from direct heat and UV-Rays from the sun. So here are some of the car protection items that will help you in protecting your car and its parts:

  1. Dustop Soft as Flannel Indoor Custom Car Cover

It is a car cover which is very much soft as because it is made up of flannel fabric which is bounded by the four-layer composite material. This cover is very much light in weight that can be easily handled by a small kid also. It protects your car from extreme dirt, the UV-Rays from the sun and is also a cover that is water resistant. This cover is the best cover that can be used for protecting cars. It is manufactured by a company in the USA. This cover gives approx four years of warranty for its usage.

  1. Dash Designs Custom-Fit Camo Dashboard Cover

The dashboard covers are made to protect your car’s dashboard from the harmful ultraviolet rays. This dashboard covers help in enhancing the beauty of your car’s interior. They reduce dashboard damaging from reflected heat and dangerous glare. This dashboard cover is available in so many color options and has almost three to five years of warranty for its usage.

  1. Dash Designs Custom Fit DashTex Dashboard Cover

This is a type of cover that not only enhances the beauty of your car but also gives your car a sporty and a modern look. This is a dashboard cover that will perfectly fit your dashboard and will protect it from UV-Rays of the sun. It also protects your dashboard from extreme dirt and helps to protect your dashboard from getting scratched. This is one of the top-rated dashboard covers and it is available in so many color options with approximately five years of warranty for its usage.

  1. Plushweave Cotton Flannel Indoor Custom Car Cover

It is a car cover which is made up of cotton as we can say it is 100% cottony item that will protect your car from getting damaged and scratched. This car cover is very much light in weight and is heavy enough to stay in its place. It will protect your car from water in the rainy season and also from dust particles. It will protect your car from all types of weather and will also protect your car from 99.99% of UV-Rays entering the car. This car cover is also manufactured by a company in the USA and is available in just three colors only that are Grey, Tan or Black. It has only two years of warranty for its usage.

  1. DashMat Suede Dashboard Cover

This is a dashboard cover that will give your car a rich appearance from inside. It helps in protecting the dash from UV-Rays and extreme sunlight that enters your car while riding. It is a custom fit car dashboard covers that will protect the dashboard of your car from every suitable thing such as from getting scratched or damaged. It is available in just four color options with only two years of warranty for its usage. This has been rated the best dashboard cover for cars.

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Regular Checks and Cleaning will Help keep your ATV in Good Condition




Cleaning will Help keep your ATV in Good Condition

Normally, after a day of off-road adventure or a day in the farm under the hot sun, one would be too tired to want to do any cleaning and would rather leave the ATV be as it is. How many will make sure that the ATV is properly clean of all the mud and grit before calling it a day.

There are reasons why it is better to clean the ATV after your ride and not leave it until later. One, since you are already sweating and covered with dirt and dust, you might as well do the cleaning and once it is done, you can take a good bath and relax later. Then, you will have a nice, clean ATV to ride on the next morning.

It is best to hose and clean off the mud, dirt, grit, and others before they get all dried up and hardened. Once they get cemented into place, it will be more difficult to clean and remove them. If all those dirt, grease, etc. are left behind, it will wear down the vital parts of your 4 wheeler much faster. Keeping your Honda 4 wheeler parts clean after every off road ride is part of caring and maintaining your ATV. Whether you enjoy the cleaning or dread it, cleaning up is an essential part of an ATV or vehicle ownership.

Your ATV needs regular oil changes, and changing of oil filter. Using of high quality fuel will minimize spark plug problems. Spark plugs can be replaced twice a year even though they are still working well. If your ATV rides mainly consists of tough off road rides, then you should ensure that the grips on the handlebars are still good.

Tires of your ATV need to be regularly checked and inflated with the right air pressure. Vehicle with low tire pressure will be hard to control and turning the handlebars will be difficult. In the long run, the tires will wear off easily and will have to be replaced with new ones. Buying of tires and ATV parts near me will not convenient especially if I am staying in the outskirts.

Ordering of ATV parts, riding gear such as armored motorcycle jacket, tires, chemicals and tools, etc. can be done online these days. There is no need to travel long distance to the nearest store to get your supplies of ATV parts and accessories.

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