Is your engineering and conversion process done in Australia?
Yes, the entire conversion process takes place at our Traralgon workshop. Our team of highly experienced technicians and compliance officer dismantle, convert and reassemble the vehicles on site. Although there are some parts ordered from overseas, every progression of the conversion process is done in house- including the auto-electrical component of the conversion.
Do you use any “cross-over” parts to link original drive to the right hand side?
No. The drive is fully right hand, including steering shaft, steering box, pitman arm, linkages and all other associated controls and parts. See the photos in............
What sort of Warranty do you offer?
VAI are proud to back their vehicles and conversions by offering the only UNCONDITIONAL WARRANTY in the industry. When we say unconditional, we mean it! Anything that goes wrong (conditions apply)with the vehicle it will be repaired in the first year or 30,000km (15,000km or 6 months for conversion only vehicles) whichever comes first. We do not ask that you bring the vehicle back to us for service, but rather any work done be carried out by qualified technicians. If you are happy with whom you currently use to service and maintain your vehicles, then so are we. We also offer a 2-4 years of extended warranty under the National Warranty scheme.
Can I visit the workshop and see the conversion process for myself?
Of course! We welcome visitors and conduct tours of the workshop. We encourage you to do this as it will instil confidence in our engineering and in your finished product.
Do you have Quality Assurance?
Yes. VAI are continually evaluating our processes to ensure we bring you the finest quality in engineering and service provision in right hand drive conversions. We utilize a QA process to ensure we meet the ISO 9001:2001 Quality Assurance Standard.
Can I import my own vehicle and bring it to you to convert?
Yes. We can also assist you with all that is involved with the import process from start to finish. We can act as a signatory, do the import approval and organise all the transport, shipping and handling necessary. A fee is charged for this work.
Can you get me a second hand vehicle from the US and convert it?
We have relationships with US suppliers and transport businesses that act on our behalf. They can search for the vehicle that best suits your needs. We can organise for them to buy it privately, at Auction or in a Car lot. We can again, handle all the importation and transport processes necessary and guarantee you will get the vehicle you have requested.
Are there any difficulties road registering imported vehicles in Australia?
In short, no. To date, only South Australia’s motor vehicle registration requires an additional engineer’s certificate. But it is important to know that the Federal Department of Transport have a set of rules governing every vehicle make and model in Australia. Theses rules are called “compliance”. Every vehicle sold at VAI comes with it a “Customer Information Notice” (CIN) which is a legal notice only issued by a registered compliance signatory. Imported and converted vehicles must have a CIN when registering your imported vehicle and do not require any other certificates. Ask us for more detail