Compliance is the modifications to a vehicle to make sure it is safe and complies with the ADRs (The Australian Design Rules). Basically, every vehicle that has been brought into Australia needs to go through some form of compliance. Every vehicle is different, so the items and modifications are going to vary a lot between make and models as it all depends what the manufacture installed on the vehicle when it was originally built.
Why do we need it?
The main reason for compliance is safety. Although a vehicle may be released in full volume in another country and they deem the vehicle safe, some components might not be safe enough for Australian consumers.
Once the vehicle arrives at our RAWS Workshop, they perform an initial inspection. Platinum Vehicle Sales inspections checks the vehicles structural integrity and safety items to make sure the vehicle meets our own level of certification. If a vehicle has rust, bent or damaged chassis rails, displays previous paint and panel repairs, the vehicle will be used as either parts or sold at auction.
The compliance centre will also need a copy of the Deregistration Papers from Japan or a copy of the State Title if the vehicle is from the United States before the compliance process can go any further. The actual compliance work consists of many different things for different vehicles. Some of the main things will be child restraint anchorages, tyres, side indicators, catalytic converters, serviced to factory specifications, headlights, tail lights, side mirrors and many other items.
At Platinum Vehicle Sales, we always change the components required with new quality fittings and parts as there are no short cuts to the compliance process. Be careful if you choose the wrong compliance company. We do the tyres, the brakes, the oils; actually everything that is required as a RAWS workshop.
We also verify that the kilometres the vehicle has travelled is an accurate reading; no horror stories with Platinum Vehicle Sales. We GUARANTEE YOUR MILEAGE is CORRECT. Once the vehicle has had the work completed, a checklist of almost every part number on the vehicle has to be completed to confirm that the specified part has been tested and meets the ADRs Requirements. A few examples of part numbers are headlights, tail lights, indicators, seatbelts, mirrors, windows, brake pads, tyres, etc. Now, if a part number of the windscreen, for example, is different to other vehicles you have complied, you will have to get an engineer to test the vehicles windscreen for safety and the amount of light that it lets into the vehicle to make sure it's within the ADRs and can be complied, or the windscreen needs to be changed to an approved one.
Our entire business is Quality Assured to international standards. All RAWS workshops require this certification, however we, at Platinum Vehicle Sales, insist on the certification to cover our entire operations. This way we can provide to our clients a truly Platinum experience overall.
What we comply?
- Nissan GTR R32, R33 and R34
- Nissan Elgrand E51 and E52
- Nissan Silvia S13, S14 and S15
- Nissan 180SX
- Skyline V35 and V36 Coupe Sedan and Crossover
- Nissan Stagea
- Nissan Caravan (Urvan)
- Mitsubishi CT9 Evolutions up to 2004
- Mitsubishi Delica D5 Petrol and Diesel
- NV350 E26 NISSAN VAN
- NV200 LIFECARE
- C25 & C26 SERENA LIFECARE
- DAIHATSU COPEN & WAKE
- EL GRAND LIFE CARE
Plus many more Japanese vehicles not listed here, Contact Us below for a full list.
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