Every import will be checked by AA on their service, WOF and registration history in Japan. Also they will scan the on-board computer to confirm the mileage has not been changed. The vehicle cannot be exported if the mileage has been changed. We will also inspect minor details such as: steering wheel, pedals, carpets, handles, engine wiring and hoses, under chassis etc. for indications.
At Lauweis Auto, we believe reputation is the key to success. Therefore we only import non-accident damaged, mechanical sound vehicles. A structual damaged vehicle will be registered on the NZTA database as a damaged import by New Zealand Customs so there is no way of hiding it.
To avoid radiation contaminated vehicles we simply avoid importing vehicles from Fukushima and surrounding areas. Our Japan business partner is equipped with a Geiger counter (a device which detects and measures radioactivity); they have been monitoring vehicles for any sign of contamination. Our vehicles are then required to go through an independent Government authorized radiation test facility and are issued with permissions for exporting. In addition, New Zealand Customs conducts random radiation checks on each shipment arrived.
Condition grading system is a system used by Japan auction companies to grade the exterior condition of a vehicle before auction.
The Condition Grading System usually has the following grades: R or -1, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5
We only import grade 4 or above. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Fully inspected and serviced vehicles you can trust:
We have a certain inspection and maintenance procedure to follow. For every vehicle arrived at Lauweis, we inspect the vehicle from inside out and service the vehicle in full. A pre-sale inspection report is generated and filed. All check and service items included are listed below:
Every vehicle we sell comes with a FREE limited period of mechanical warranty which covers non-consumable mechanical parts. We recommend our customers to purchase Mechanical Breakdown insurance with the vehicle. The insurance provider we selected is Janssen Insurance Company. We are now an authorized Jassen Insurance agent, enabling our customers to purchase on site discounted low rate mechanical breakdown insurance with ease.
We provide free on-going professional technical support and maintenance recommendations after purchase. For any mechanical fault that is not protected under our mechanical warranty program, we could advise a reasonable quote range for you as a reference.
Yes we are very happy to assist with transportation. We have our trade transporting partners ready to deliver your vehicle to anywhere in NZ for very competitive rates.
We have one price policy - we are proud to provide excellent motoring with lowest price possible. We are passing the savings onto our customers hence prices are firm and non-negotiable for arrived stocks.
However if our stock is still in transit, you may be able to secure it now with only 10% deposit and receive a special pre-arrival price. The vehicle is guaranteed to be presented in sound mechanical condition with good overall condition. Please call us to confirm.
We do trade-ins including most Japanese and a few European brands. To do a trade-in, we will advise the trade-in asking price of the vehicle for sale then subtract the traded vehicle's value to calculate the balance payment.
We will determine the trade-in value of the old vehicle by its age, mileage and condition and the trade-in value will need to be agreed by both the purchaser and us.
The purchaser will organize for the balance payment before handing over.
We accept vehicle loans, eftpos, credit cards (4% handling fee), cash, bank transfer, online banking. Sorry NO cheques.
We are an authorized Jassen Insurance agent and provide Mechanical Break Down insurance.
Yes we can assist you with applying for car finance. Rates usually start from as little as 10.99% depending on your current earning and credit history.
There is no refund except the following:
The deposit is made towards a financed deal, notice must be given within 3 working days for us to cancel the credit contract and process a refund.
The deposit is made and a major fault is found with the vehicle, if we cannot repair it within a reasonable time frame, a full refund will be made.
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