VOLKSWAGEN TO BUILD MORE ELECTRIC VEHICLES THAN TESLA BY 2022

After the diesel emissions fiasco Volkswagen has done a full 180, and has jumped into the electric car race. Recently it has unveiled its Volkswagen ID 3 – a fully electric vehicle. But what is more significant is that it is committed to mass production of electric vehicles. While Tesla produces around 500,000 electric vehicles per year, Volkswagen promises to build over 1.2 million electric vehicles per year by 2022, and increase that capacity to over 20 million electric vehicles per year by 2028. At Made in Japan/ USA / Europe we welcome these new developments. Our shop is staffed with highly trained Volkswagen mechanics who are nationally ASE certified, and have the skill as well as the latest state-of-the-art…
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MADE IN JAPAN.. “COVID-19” UPDATE

We are still open!! As COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on our lives, businesses and on supply chains, I want to share an update on what Made In Japan is doing to keep our customers safe while continuing to stay open as an essential business. You can still get your car fixed at Made In Japan while staying safe during the Campbell Stay-In Place order. Here’s how: Accepting payments over the phone. Call from your car or beep your horn and we will come out keeping our distance. Leave keys in center console. After every service we are disinfecting all keys, steering wheels, gear selectors, and exterior and interior door handles. All communication over phone &/or email. Call, text…
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Electric Volkswagen ID.3

Just in time for the September 2019 Frankfurt Auto Motor Show, Volkswagen is expected to unveil in Frankfurt its newest car - electric Volkswagen ID.3 Needless to say, details of the vehicle are hard to discern, but it is an electric vehicle so we can expect it to be a lively, fun to drive car. The one thing that Volkswagen has revealed is the electric range of the vehicle - from the low-end version, which will do 200 miles, to the high-end VW ID.3 which will carry you for 340 miles before it needs to be recharged. If these numbers hold up, this Volkswagen could be a game changer - an electric vehicle that will take you to Reno or…
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5 THINGS TO DO AT HOME TO KEEP YOUR HONDA HAPPY

If your Honda has been sitting in the garage due to the lockdowns, or just because it’s been a while since you visited your friendly auto mechanic, here are 5 things you can do to check if your Honda needs immediate attention, or if you can continue to drive it until the next regularly scheduled maintenance visit: 1) Leaks: If you have not driven your Honda for a while, just fire up the engine, and move the car – see if there are any spots where it was standing – any leaks should be easy to spot. 2) Tires: Compare inflation level – just walk around your Honda. Are any tires lower than the others? If yes, time to go…
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MINI COOPER – 60 YEARS OLD!

Yes, the first MINI was introduced in Great Britain in August, 1959. That’s 60 years ago! The original MINI came in two versions: Morris Mini-Minor and Austin Seven, with minimal differences between the two. The price tag was £497 of which £147 was the British “purchase tax”. From the very beginning, MINI was a lively, fun to drive vehicle. Fuel efficient, it was a welcome sight to the drivers still brutalized by the fuel shortages created by the 1957 Suez Canal crisis. Today, 60 years later, Mini remains a sporty, fun car to drive. At Made in Japan/USA/Europe we salute the MINI and wish it another 60 years, though likely in the electric version (more about that in another post).…
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