ADVANCES IN THE CONCEPT OF PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE. THE ADVENT OF THE CAR CARE CENTER

In a discussion on the advent of the car care center in Japan reference is made to the Road Vehicles Act which requires that trucks receive a safety inspection once every year from a Ministry of Transport Authorised Service Center and that passenger cars receive the same inspection once every two years. Three categories of automobile maintenance are described as maintenance service involving the replacement of worn parts, the repair service associated with the repair of mechanical faults and the restoration service involved with damage repair resulting from an accident. The service network throughout Japan involving some 70000 repair shops is described. Mention is made of the introduction in 1967 of a car care center, set up with the intention of providing diagnostic facilities at economic cost on an appointment basis. Such an examination takes some 40 minutes, in which the vehicle passes through five examination stages whereby every item necessary for safe driving (117 items, over 200 parts) is diagnosed, checked and partially adjusted. Each of the five stations is described, leading to the presentation to the driver of an inspection. A repair shop associated with the car care center is described. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Toyota Motor Sales Company, Limited

    3-18, 2-chome, Kudan-Minami, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo 102,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Iki, T
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 2-7
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189521
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM