The affects of March's catastrophic Tsunami in Japan will begin to be felt by the South African car community as parts for various Japanese manufacturer vehicles may become scarce. The natural disaster experienced earlier this year put a huge dampener on many Japanese industries, not least of all the Motor trade. Whilst the affects of this were not immediate on the majority of the world, largely due to shipping delays, they are certain to be felt in the near future, if not already. This could severely harm major brands like Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda.
While there is no certainty surrounding this matter, it is believed that it may impact hugely on new and used car sales in the South African market and around the world. Hopefully this should stabalise as the year wears on and the Japanese market recovers.