I usually drive our car which is a Demio by Mazda. (Mazda 2)
This car is a common small car in Japan.
We need to get a car safety inspection every two year.
As for my car, the inspection deadline is next month.
If you know a lot about cars and you have a plenty of time, you can get it done by yourself.
However, most of us usually have the inspection done at a factory.
Of course I need to choose the factory where I’ll take the car.
There are three types of factories which I can request for car inspection service.
The first type is a dealer supported by the major car maker such as Toyota, Nissan and Honda.
There are some mechanics which have various licenses in this factory.
You will be asked, “How would you like to cahnge the tires and the engine oil? Do you wish to clean the inside of your car?”
The service and mechanics are excellent but it costs about one hundred thirty thousand yen including car tax.
The second one are those small or medium size factories which have been in every city since the old days.
These factory have taken root in the community and they emphasize good relationship with customers.
You may talk with the staff about things other than cars.
The third one are the gas stations.
You can request most of the gas station which have staff to have your car inspected.
The staff will do the bare minimum for the car inspection.
The price is about seventy thousand yen including car tax.
I chose the third one because the car inspection are often done on all the parts of a car.
I wonder if all the checks are really needed.
In addition the aging cars require a lot of maintenance.
By the way if I buy our next car, I will buy an electric car because the price of electric cars must decrease in five years.
Car Inspections will change dramatically.