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FAQ's for  Mileage

How many miles do the engines have?
Do the Japanese have to sell their engines or junk their cars at a particular mileage or time?
Why do JDM engines have lower mileage?
 
 
How many miles do the engines have?
We honestly do not know the exact mileage and if any of our competitors quote you a mileage figure, they are only guessing. THE 35,000 MILE THEORY. This theory originated by taking the average yearly Japanese driving miles and multiplying that figure by the average years the vehicle stays in use in Japan. While this average might be close, it is not exact. We have been to Japan ourselves and we have seen actual cars with 30-60 thousand miles. It is rare that the mileage exceeds 60 thousand miles.
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Do the Japanese have to sell their engines or junk their cars at a particular mileage or time?
NO! The Japanese car Inspection, or Sha-ken as it is called in Japan, determines whether it is cost effective for a person to keep his/her vehicle. The inspection is a detailed biannual inspection that is very expensive, especially for older cars that may not pass. The owner is penalized heavily for any failures. The U.S. Department of Commerce can give you more info on this topic.
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Why do JDM engines have lower mileage?
Japanese people rely mostly on public transportation, therefore the cars are driven less. They also have bi-annuel car inspection, or Sha-ken as it is called in Japan, and determines whether it is cost effective for a person to keep his/her vehicle. Engines are also taken out of cars that have been accidented in the back or the side.
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