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need to and why do ve­hi­cles What is com­pli­ance, boat? I just drive it off the be com­plied — can’t

us, “In Com­pli­ance Cen­tre told Chris from Real Mo­tors pro­duc­tion of mo­tor cars the late 1990s all do­mes­tic and since then New Zealand in New Zealand stopped, of their ve­hi­cles.” has re­lied on the im­port for used cars con­tin­ues “The key coun­try of ori­gin Ja­panese used cars im­ported to be Ja­pan, with 11,286 for 91 per the coun­try of ori­gin last month — it was Not cars f or t he month. cent of all i mported used pr ocess t hat t he co mpli­ance many p eo­ple r eal­ize has been Ja­pan, once a ve­hi­cle ac­tu­ally starts over in ex­port to New Zealand. pur­chased for per­ma­nent hrough a p re-ship­ment “The c ar w ill g o t for a biose­cu­rity screen­ing in­spec­tion. This in­cludes Ja­panese dereg­is­tra­tion, both the in­te­rior and ex­te­rior, to check for phys­i­cal and a brief struc­ture in­spec­tion The will be f lagged i f found. dam­age or rust, which data­base en­tered into the NZTA ve­hi­cle de­tails are then the above are reg­u­lated by — all the stages men­tioned NZTA. i n New Zealand, t he “Once t he ve­hi­cle ar­rives cus­toms. a few more checks at car will need to clear of this cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. The re­sult It will then go on to en­try and f leet of safe, strong, pro­ce­dure i s a n ation­wide Zealand’s roads.” se­cure ve­hi­cles on New

How is a ve­hi­cle com­plied, looked for? and what is be­ing

of t he brak­ing sys­tem mea­sures all f ric­tion ma­te­rial t hor­ough un­der­body while con­duct­ing an ex­tremely t he car has been com­pleted, in­spec­tion. When t hat of fit­ness in­spec­tion. con­tin­ues onto a war­rant

things need­ing to be What are the most com­mon ad­dressed for com­pli­ance?

amount of com­mon prob­lems “There are a sur­pris­ing can how­ever, most of them with ve­hi­cles from Ja­pan, the car has come from. be at­trib­uted to the en­vi­ron­ment the is fit­ted with snow tyres, For ex­am­ple, if the ve­hi­cle re­gion not be from the north­ern car will more likely than the roads get icy. of Ja­pan. This is where he J apanese t rans­port “Be­cause o f t his, t ice so to the roads, to re­duce de­part­ment adds salt of this trac­tion — the down­side road users get bet­ter a cause most cars to ac­quire is the salt on the road will the un­der­body of the large amount of rust through­out car. in of gen­eral main­te­nance “Also, due to the lack con­sum­able items such Ja­pan, most of the ve­hi­cle’s mall su spen­sion c om­po­nents tyres, b rakes, a nd s t he t o be r eplaced dur­ing (bush­ings, etc.) will need com­pli­ance process.” f or en­try cer­ti­fi­ca­tion “Once a v ehi­cle i s pre­sented NZTA in­spec­tor au­tho­rized by [com­pli­ance], a ve­hi­cle r elat­ing t o t he v ehi­cle, will over­see d oc­u­men­ta­tion J apanese e xport c er­tifi­cate, in­clud­ing t he o rig­i­nal own­er­ship, and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. ship­ping doc­u­men­ta­tion, the rest of the ve­hi­cle “When this is com­pleted, he N ZTA d atabase. i nto t de­tails w ill b e e ntered a VIN chas­sis num­bers as Ja­panese cars use their ar will b e New Zealand t he c num­ber, h ow­ever, i n fit­ted on num­ber, which will be as­signed a 17-digit VIN the in­side the engine bay or on a small plate in ei­ther edge of the door wells. the is then dis­as­sem­bled for “The in­te­rior of the car seat and seat-belt an­chor­ages, in­spec­tor to check the t his t he truc­ture. While d oing as we ll a s i nte­rior s ev­i­dence of rust or pre­vi­ous in­spec­tor i s l ook­ing for here. is a zero rust tol­er­ance re­pairs to the car — there h oist, a nd t he wheels, “It’s t hen l ifted o n a are re­moved. The in­spec­tor brakes, and un­der-pan­els

does in­volved and how long What are the costs it take?

yo u g o, e ntry c er­ti­fi­ca­tion “De­pend­ing o n where that up to $500, plus any re­pairs [com­pli­ance] can cost to fac­tor to pass. You then need are re­quired for the car on top. gen­er­ally around $400 in reg­is­tra­tion, which is pretty quick, and we can “The whole process is work­ing the road within three usu­ally have the car on are re­quired.” days, un­less fur­ther re­pairs

what hap­pens? If my car is heav­ily mod­i­fied,

t o s ee mod­i­fied v ehi­cles “It’s e xtremely c om­mon cul­ture due t o t he s treet-car com­ing out of Ja­pan cars. When the car has and re­laxed rules on mod­i­fied be in­spec­tion, the car will com­pleted the com­pli­ance LVV in a man­ner that re­quires ‘failed’ as it is mod­i­fied an be­cause it is fit­ted with Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion — for ex­am­ple, sus­pen­sion. af­ter­mar­ket set of coilover the have 28 days to have “The owner will then plate and an ap­pro­pri­ate LVV mod­i­fi­ca­tion cer­ti­fied do for a it’s just as you would fit­ted to the car. Then — t he car can be rechecked failed war­rant of fit­ness and passed.”

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