Are Left Hand Drive Cars Legal In Japan?

Japan continues to fascinate motorists from across the world. As the birthplace of many legendary, desirable cars such as the Toyota Supra and the Nissan Skyline GT-R, many are interested in anything to do with Japanese motoring. There is a certain “mystery” to the workings of the Japanese automotive industry, thanks to all kinds of … Read more

How Often Should You Wash Your Car?

When it comes to car washing, people tend to fall into one of two camps: They either love it, and wash their car frequently, or they hate it and don’t mind having a car that looks like the inside of a rubbish skip. At Garage Dreams, we think that taking good care of your car … Read more

Are All JDM Cars Right Hand Drive?

JDM cars are becoming increasingly popular outside of Japan. As we discussed in a recent article on whether or not JDM cars are better than the competition, there are a number of appealing reasons for considering such a car (primarily access to rare and interesting cars that weren’t originally meant to be sold outside of … Read more

How Often Should You Check Your Tire Pressure?

Tires are one of the most important – but most overlooked – components of your car. They are, after all, the only things truly connecting your car to the road. It therefore amazes us here at Garage Dreams how few people take proper care of their tires. One of the biggest issues is incorrect inflation/tire … Read more

Nitrogen Tires – Your Questions Answered

Have you ever seen a car with green valve stem caps? If so, then you’ve seen a car with nitrogen filled tires. In fact, you may have a car with nitrogen filled tires sitting in your garage or on your driveway right now. But what is the truth about nitrogen in car tires? Is nitrogen … Read more

Should I Buy A Used Alfa Romeo?

Jeremy Clarkson (yes, that Jeremy Clarkson) famously declared once that you cannot be a true petrolhead until you have owned an Alfa Romeo. There is no doubt that there exists a hardened, loyal fan base of Alfa Romeo enthusiasts, sometimes referred to as Alfisti  However, mainstream opinion is generally that Alfa Romeos are appalling Italian rust-buckets … Read more

Are JDM Cars More Reliable?

Here at Garage Dreams, it’s no secret that we love Japanese cars. In fact, one of our editors even lives in Tokyo! We are especially fond of JDM cars (if you’re not familiar with the meaning of JDM, then read our article on the subject here). In our recent article on whether or not JDM … Read more

Are JDM Cars Better?

Here at Garage Dreams, we are big fans of Japanese cars. From the humble Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, through to the likes of Nissan Skyline GT-R and Honda NSX, we love all of Japan’s automotive creations. But what about Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) cars? There are a number of vehicles that Japanese manufacturers have … Read more

Why Are Used Japanese Cars So Cheap?

New Zealand is famous for many things. From being the best at rugby, to being the home of the Lord of the Rings, New Zealand has a lot going for it. One thing that flies beneath the radar, however, is the number of cheap, used Japanese cars that are available in NZ. Although prices aren’t … Read more