Do you know Japanese inspections “Shaken” ?
“Shaken” is a system of the country indispensable for Japanese cars to maintain quality.
If you read this article you can see why Japanese cars have a long life.
First of all, what is a ”Shaken” ?
”Shaken” refers to a system that the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport inspects at regular intervals to confirm whether it meets the safety standards for automobiles in Japan and also registers ownership of the car for notarization.
The owner of the car needs to renew the car verification every fixed period.
Basically owner need to renew every two years. (In the case of a new car, three years after purchase, every two years thereafter)
Have you ever seen Japanese used cars?
You can see a sticker stuck on the front window. It indicates the validity period.
The following items will be main inspection items for vehicle inspection
· Hazard lighting
· Seat belt
· Side slip inspection
· Brake check
· Confirmation of breakage of suspension
· Headlights light up
· Exhaust gas inspection
None of them is troubled if it breaks on the way.
The owner of the car needs to ride the car carefully in order to pass the vehicle inspection. Because it is because we need to pay a lot of repair fees when we find many problems with automobile inspection.
The image below is what we call ”shaken-sho”.
“Shaken-sho” is Documents certifying that the car conforms to safety standards.
Information on automobiles is detailed. At the time of vehicle inspection or street inspection, etc., confirmation is made as to whether the state of the vehicle is as described in the car verification.
History of vehicle inspection system
Originally the Japanese automobile inspection system began in 1930 (Showa 5 years) to ensure the safety of taxis and buses.
After that the Japanese society gradually developed and citizens can now own a car. Therefore, in order to secure the safety of general cars, in 1951 after the war the “vehicle inspection system” which is also familiar to the present was set and the vehicle inspection was obliged.
In addition, in 1955 “Automobile Liability Insurance Act” was stipulated in 1955 for the relief of the victim due to an increase in the number of vehicles owned and the number of car accidents increased, obliging insurance to be subscribed when a car accident took place.
The Japanese automobile inspection system has gradually changed due to the development of Japanese society, the number of vehicles owned and the environment change!
“Orito car maintenance plant” near Tokyo
Odo car is a well-repaired maintenance plant in town. The main contents of the job It is the following contents.
(1) automobile inspection (2) periodic inspection (3) regular car checkup (4) fault diagnosis (5) driving advice for elderly,(6) scratch dent repair (7) iron gold paint
The president of the Orido car commented as follows.
「Mental attitude that gives priority to “service” is more important than “make money”. Even though I was busy, my old father kept listening to the customer’s story forever even if I stopped working. “What can I do for people in need?” I hope to take care of what I have learned by looking at my father’s back and practicing my service mind」
The important thing in maintenance is “machine” rather than “person”. No matter how much expensive machinery you put, you can not win customer trust. In Odo Car, it is the best factory that makes customer’s heart important.
I can not write about maintenance in Japan in this article. But what I wanted to tell you is the good point of Japan that there is legislation in Japan so that high quality cars are maintained and there are wonderful engineers to cure the car. From now on please pay attention to maintenance in Japan