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Cost Considerations for Importing a Vehicle from Japan to the D.R. Congo

While there are number of online sources for information on importing a used vehicle from Japan to the D.R. Congo, what is often difficult to find are the rates that you should be prepared to pay during the import process. We compiled as much information that we could find to help you get a better picture of what you can expect.

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Used Nissan Compact Cars – Nissan Tiida Succeeds Nissan Sunny

Nissan’s rich history, dating back just about a century, is matched only by its rich variety of vehicles. Today’s lineup ranges from the tiny Nissan March / Micra to the Nissan NV350 commercial van, and includes everything in between, such as the subject of today’s article comparing used Nissan compact cars, the Nissan Sunny and Nissan Tiida.

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Seasonal Car Care Tips to Keep your Car in Good Condition

Depending on where you live in the world, seasonal changes throughout the years can range from mild to wild. In the Northern Hemisphere, temperatures can range as low as -20 °F (-29 °C), in the winter, to as high as 100 °F (38 °C), in the summer, in the same region! North American Vermont is said to have two seasons, mud and snow, thanks to copious amounts of precipitation and heavy forest cover. On the other hand, Kenya, like most African countries, essentially has only two seasons, dry and wet.

No matter what season, however, each presents special challenges for driver and vehicle, alike. Different seasons can tax your engine, electrical system, tires, brakes, and driver, not to mention paint and glass, in different ways. Here are some tips to prepare your vehicle for whatever conditions you may face, no matter what season.

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Eco-Friendly Car Buying Tips

Living at a time when a lot of emphasis has been put on conservation of the natural environment, even car manufacturers are beginning to lean more towards manufacturing eco-friendly vehicles. Suppose you would wish to contribute to the ‘wellness’ of the environment, what are some of the things you should look out for to ensure that you buy a car which is as eco-friendly as can be?

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Famous Car Rallies in Africa

There may be a ton of things that Africa is known for; but one of the best kept secrets has got to be the African motorcar rallies. Thanks to the rugged terrains on most African roads; especially those located off the beaten path, these stand at being among the most challenging rallies all over the world.

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BE FORWARD Visits Malawi

BE FORWARD President Hironori Yamakawa and his team recently went to Malawi to get more involved in the community.

A donation ceremony was held along with several Malawi ministers from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Sports where they accepted over 30,000 items of household goods  (valued at $63,000 USD) donated by BE FORWARD to distribute to community and health centers around the country.  The household goods are from a leading Japanese household goods manufacturing and distribution company called LEC.

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Want to Import a Car From Japan To Zambia?

As the number of people who want to own a private car in Zambia increases, many people would want to know what goes into importing a car from Japan into Zambia. Africa is among the leading importers of Japanese used cars. Therefore, one would be interested to know the cost and the regulations regarding vehicle importation into the country. For instance, a couple of factors will influence the overall cost of the car that you import including the age of that particular car among other determinants. This article covers most important aspects on importing a car from Japan to Zambia.

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What are the Fees for Importing a Japanese Car to Zimbabwe

Before getting into too much detail about the fees involved with importing a vehicle from Japan to Zimbabwe, it may be best to first understand the basic requirements for taxes and duties. Please note that this information is subject to change, so it is important to visit the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority’s official website for the most up-to-date information.

• The value added tax (VAT) for imported vehicles is 15 percent.
• For vehicles that have small-capacity engines, around 1500 cc or less, the import duty is 40 percent.
• Vehicles meant for carrying 10 or more people, such as buses and minivans, require an import duty of up to 60 percent.
• Vehicles meant for transporting goods have an import duty of 25–40 percent. This percentage depends on the gross weight of the vehicle.
• Station wagons, vans, and other light vehicles meant for transporting people also require an import duty of 25–40 percent.

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Self-Driving Cars - A Thing of the Future

It might seem like something out of an episode of “The Jetsons,” where you simply step into your flying saucer in a briefcase and say, “Take me ‘Home,’ AVA.” (Of course, AVA stands for “Autonomous Vehicle Alpha,” but this doesn’t exist in “The Jetsons’” universe.) Still, the premise is that AVA would instantly calculate your voice command, along with your current GPS location, a recorded “Home” location, a route from Point A to Point B, as well as current weather and traffic conditions, and she would get you home without any further input.

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Brake Safety Awareness and Maintenance

When a person buys a vehicle, they normally expect it to perform three main functions: start, go and stop. While the failure to start or go are fairly harmless - more or less, it is the failure to stop that is the horror of every driver. Can you imagine what would happen if one day you were unable to stop your car? Quite a scary thought crosses your mind, right? Knowing how the brakes work may not be all that important; but knowing how to care for them should be of importance to you.

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