Being an MTA Assured Dealership you can be confident that we abide to the highest standards of the MTA — N.Z.'s most trusted name in motoring.
We sell quality vehicles.
We provide superior advice and sales service.
We stand by our vehicles.
We work ethically.
As an MTA Dealer, all our vehicles come with an MTA Dealer Warranty, which is given
at no extra cost and is backed by the MTA.
This Warranty means that we will ensure that any defects that arise in a qualifying
motor vehicle during the period that the Warranty is valid for, will be repaired
There are two categories of Warranty cover:
PLEASE NOTE: Terms and conditions do apply and what is excluded by the Warranty
is clearly stated.
All vehicles that we import from Japan undergo a strict Safety Certification process, verifying that they all meet NZ safety and emission standards.
We use VTNZ – the leader in independent vehicle inspections for your motoring peace of mind.
An unregistered imported or deregistered vehicle must be "certified" before being registered. This involves checking documentation and thoroughly inspecting to ensure that it meets safety standards recognised in New Zealand. Vehicles with structural damage, repairs, or modifications must also be checked and certified by appointed specialists. Most vehicles certified for registration will require a VIN - "Vehicle Identification Number". This is a unique number used as the key identifier for the vehicle in all Motor Registration records.
A vehicle which has been been through the VTNZ Safety Certification process receives a completely thorough 175+ point safety check to ensure full compliance with the safety requirements of the Land Transport Rule (Vehicle Standards Compliance) 2002.*
The checking process covers a full examination of the following vehicle systems for your safety and peace of mind:
The checking process covers a full examination of the following vehicle systems for your safety and peace of mind when you buy a vehicle from Dave Allen Motors. We are proud to stand behind all of our vehicles. With over 40 years experience in the motor industry we are proud to be associated with the Automobile Association.
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During the AA Vehicle Inspection Report process we check your brakes a second time (the first occurs during the Vehicle Compliance Certification). This is done without dismantling brake components. The main assessment of these components is performance based and is done during road testing.
We externally examine the radiator, hoses, pump, fan and belt, engine cylinder head and block, for signs of deterioration and leakage. The radiator pressure cap is visually inspected for corrosion and damage. In some cases, we may not be able to examine all external components because they may inaccessible or hidden from view. AA Appraised Car Dealers
We check electrical items for operation and performance. We examine general wiring condition for safety and security.
We access the engine condition by external inspection, instrument checks, listening for characteristic noises from the internal components, road test performance and assessment of wear and tear. Compression tests are usually conducted electronically using a relative compression measuring device. We inspect the condition of the air cleaner element (where accessible). We also externally examine the condition and operation of the fuel delivery system; its associated control functions are assessed via road testing.
During the AA Vehicle Inspection Report process we check your exhaust system a second time (the first occurs during the Vehicle Compliance Certification). We check the exhaust system for signs of leakage, impact damage, security of mountings and advanced corrosion. Exhaust gas leakage is checked while the engine is running.
Modern vehicles are constructed using lightweight components and some models have characteristic noises. When these noises are particularly noticeable, we will mention this on the report. We will also note whether or not we consider the noise level to be typical of the model. It is not unusual in some modern vehicles to encounter some operational noises. These are sometimes noticeable only within a certain road speed range and may be quite characteristic of the model. Such a noise may not indicate abnormal wear and is generally referred to as a “period noise”. Unless the report states otherwise, a period noise will not usually affect the durability of the final drive assembly and rectification may not be required.
This assessment is based on visual signs only. All vehicles undergo a full mechanical service at the time of Safety Certification and Appraisal.
We check the suspension and steering components (including chassis and sub-frame components). Ball joints and bushes are checked for signs of excessive free play and damage to rubber protective boots; shock absorbers for damage, mounting security and signs of oil leakage. The operation of the steering system is checked for signs of binding, free play or harshness, and road tested for abnormal steering characteristics. Any power assistance components are checked for fluid leakage, external condition of the pump and drive belt, and their security of mounting.
We externally examine the transmission system for signs of oil leakage and excessive wear. Driveline joints are checked for signs of wear and driveline components for excessive noise or run-out.
During the AA Vehicle Inspection Report process we check your Tyres and Wheels a second time (the first occurs during the Vehicle Compliance Certification). All tyres are examined for signs of damage, compliance, mismatching and excessive or abnormal wear. Wheels are examined for damage, corrosion and security of mounting.
Tape and CD players are not tested. Computerised factory equipment is not tested due to the requirement of specialised factory test equipment. Any fitted accessories (e.g. radar detector, cell phone) are not included in the examination. Air conditioning, where fitted, is checked for its operation, security of components and level of refrigerant as viewed through the system sight glass.
We assess the vehicle’s overall performance and driveability under normal operating conditions. Operation of the vehicle’s mechanical components is assessed, including engine and transmission performance, noise, steering, suspension and brakes.
For your peace of mind we are proud to stand behind all of our vehicles. With over 40 years experience in the motor industry we are proud to be associated with the Automobile Association.
When you buy a car from Dave Allen Motors, we ensure that the odometer certification process has been completed, through our partner Odometer Inspection Services (OIS).
They ensure an odometer is certified by:
Dave Allen Motors has teamed up with Autosure New Zealand to provide our customers with the best level of Insurance products available for vehicles.
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