Thursday, May 22, 2014

Shaken

This month our car was due for its shaken. Shaken is the contraction of Jidosha Kensa Torokuseido or automobile inspection registration system, in Japan. Shaken are required every two years to make sure vehicles are fit to be on the road. Everything possible has to be checked, then fixed, in order to pass the shaken.

Nothing was wrong with our car and it passed.  The cost was 122,000 yen!  Good thing we didn’t need to have anything fixed.


6 comments:

  1. That is A LOT OF money!!! Is the sum really accurate? Or have you been ripped off?

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    1. That's the correct price for the inspection done at the car dealership. This is why so many people get new cars rather than pay for inspections every two years.

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  2. I have to admit that while costly, I think that that is a brilliant idea....having to take your car back for a check up! We have so many vehicles on our roads that really should NOT be allowed , but because we have no law forcing you to maintain your vehicle, people don't do it and will only pay the fine if they are pulled over for the broken tail laight or missing registration plates etc etc

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  3. Shaken are so expensive but they make sure that what New Zealander's call "old dungers" are not on the road. It must make the roads safer I think.

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  4. Shaken are so expensive but they make sure that what New Zealander's call "old dungers" are not on the road. It must make the roads safer I think.

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  5. In Chicago that would be... "shaken down" : )

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