Japanese cars and trucks have a reputation for being extremely reliable, and rightfully so. Cars designed in Japan have a common relation, that they go and go and go. Acura, Toyotas, Mazda, Subarus and many others all regularly rack up 200,000 miles or more on their odometer, before ever needing any major repair.
If your Japanese vehicle is in need of a premature repair there is a good chance that you or a previous didn’t provide it with the maintenance it needed to have a long and healthy road life. Don’t believe us about the great life of Japanese autos? Check out these awesome facts about Japanese cars and Asian auto repair.
With regular service, Toyota’s keep on going
According to a recent publication eighty percent of Toyota vehicles sold 20 years ago or more are still regularly on the road in America! That is an amazing feat, as it is likely many of these vehicles have seen multiple hundreds of thousands of miles in their long and useful lifetime. How many do you think are still single owner vehicles?
Toyota is also the world leader in the production of hybrid vehicles. In 2014 there were approximately 1,700,000 hybrid Toyota’s on the road, mainly the Prius. Talk about going green! Not to mention that Toyota spends about $1 million an hour on research and development worldwide in order to build cleaner, safer cars and trucks.
American Accord – American made Japanese
Despite what you may have heard when you buy a Japanese car there is a good chance it was built in America, especially Honda’s. Honda was the first Asian automaker to produce a car in the USA, starting with the Honda Accord in 1982. Today many brands of Asian autos are built in America, including Kia, Hyundai, Toyota and more. Each brand provides thousands of jobs for American workers.
Safe Subaru – safest ride for pets
The Subaru Tribeca was recently rated by Edmunds.com as the safest vehicle for pets. So if you’re looking for a ride to keep your best bud safe, this might be the one. However, Subaru is also highly rated in safety for people, and top rated in visibility. The Forester, Legacy and Outback were each listed in a recent Consumer Reports study about the vehicles with the best visibility.
Million Mile Honda
While you will regularly see Nissan, Lexus, Mitsubishi and other Japanese vehicles with 200,000 or 300,000 miles on them, or more, it is quite rare for any car to travel 1,000,000 miles. Recently a 1990 Honda Accord did just that, and it only ever had the engine rebuilt once! Don’t forget to change the oil!
With routine maintenance and the occasional part replacement your Japanese auto may just drive forever! If you do find yourself in need of Japanese auto repair in Mountain View, CA contact the expert technicians at A-1 Auto Tech. Our team provides complete auto maintenance and repair for all Japanese vehicles, as well as domestics and Europeans. Give us a call today at (650) 487-2240 to request an appointment for premier auto maintenance in Mountain View, CA.
Please also see our articles entitled “5 Signs of Ignition Switch Problems” and “5 Common Sounds that Mean it’s Time to Head to the Auto Repair Shop“.