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What is your car’s yearly road tax (JidoushaZei)

This is an example of what the yearly car tax bill (same call it “road tax”) looks like. It is sent to the owner of each vehicle. It is to be paid by May…more

How to get an ETC Card without a credit card

  We at MickLay Motors in Tokyo have been asked this a lot over the years and until recently we though you needed a Japanese Credit Card in order to get a ETC Card…more

Driving in the Rain – Tokyo Japan

With all the Heavy rain we have had in Tokyo recently I though it would be a good time to write a quick note about safe driving especially when there is surface water on…more

What to do if you have to stop on the Shuto/Toll roads in Japan? Call JAF!

Recently while driving on the Shuto around 7.45am one of my tires blow, this has happened to me in Australia a few times where the roads are wide enough to pull over and I…more

What to do if you lose your car keys in Tokyo?

I will start this by saying “Don’t” and make sure you have a spare key.  But sometime it can’t be helped and the unthinkable happens.  If it is a Japanese brand car with an…more

Should I buy a Mini Van in Tokyo?

I am sure at some stage in all of our lives – before marriage / before kids – we said “you’ll never see me in a family van!” how things have changed. 10/15 years…more

New Mini Cooper SD Yours Leather Pack (Aug 2016)

  Are you thinking about upgrading your car in Tokyo, but don’t want to put down a huge lump sum for a new Car.  We at MickLay Motors Tokyo can help you find the…more

2016 Ferrari F12 tdf – we can all dream!

  It might be the last time Ferrari makes an old school muscle engine V12 without any hybrid/electronic technology so why not mention it. If we are still at the age where we put…more

New Toyota Alphard 3 year finance prices Tokyo (July 2016)

  Are you thinking about upgrading your car in Tokyo, but don’t want to put down a huge lump sum for a new Car.  We at MickLay Motors Tokyo can help you find the…more

New Porsche Caymen PDK 3 year finance prices Tokyo (May 2016)

  Are you thinking about upgrading your car in Tokyo, but don’t want to put down a huge lump sum for a new Car.  We at MickLay Motors Tokyo can help you find the…more