Bosch to launch classic car service workshops in Japan

Bosch Japan, the Japanese subsidiary of German parts supplier Bosch, has announced the Bosch Classic Car Service program t0 help keep older cars on the road. BCCS targets cars that are 15 years or older, an age at which many cars become too expensive to own due to Japan’s stringent Shaken safety inspections. To accomplish this, BCCS will offer parts and training to independent repair shops so that old car owners will have somewhere to turn to.

Bosch already operates a program in Japan called BCS, or Bosch Car Service. It’s a “full-service workshop concept” for independent repairs shops to keep up to date on the latest technologies and repair methods. Of course, it also helps keep the Bosch name in the minds of these repair shops when they’re ordering parts for their customers’ cars. Think of it as the automotive version of a pharmaceutical sales rep.

The BCCS is considered a supplement to the BCS, and is being pitched to repair shops as a way for them to increase customer loyalty. It teaches the repair shop staff “parts, legacy techniques, and repair methods” for older cars, which can differ drastically from those of modern cars. The program isn’t revolutionary, but any small step taken to make owning an old car in Japan a little easier is a good thing.

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4 Responses to Bosch to launch classic car service workshops in Japan

  1. Fred Langille says:

    Too bad we don’t have this here … I could use a shop like that for the S-Cargo (which needs front end alignment, tie rod ends, rear brakes, A/C work etc.) for this year in order to pass inspection.

  2. Franxou says:

    I wish something like that was offered as evening classes or weekend workshop to enthusiasts too!
    With the old mechanics retiring, young techs often learned to replace parts and did not learn to fix parts, and our nostalgic cars more often need fixing than replacing, especially when parts are scarce.
    I bought my classic car as a mean to learn to work on cars, but I would need a mentor or some evening classes.
    (BTW I just googled as I typed this, I found a course for motorcycle, but not for amateur mechanics)

  3. Mark F Newton-John says:

    Thank GAWD, California doesn’t have these inspections. I believe they exist to sell more cars, and get more money from taxpayers. There aren’t more accidents here, and as long as a car passes smog, it can have wobbly suspensions, missing fenders, and unpainted unfinished body kits. 😅

  4. Machine X says:

    Could someone identify the car in the Bosch photo? Despite the fender mirrors for the Japanese market, I’m surprised it doesn’t seem to be Japanese, unless I’m overlooking the obvious. I’ve been puzzled for almost two weeks and would appreciate a solution to this mystery.

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