At the full inspection, we perform over 150 checks and verify the vehicle's documentation. On completion, we compile a detailed report on all the checks that have been performed and advise our clients accordingly. If the results comply with the standards, we will issue a certificate and optionally stick our compliance sticker on the vehicle's windscreen.
To spot a wrong vehicle is difficult. With our full inspection, you can buy a vehicle with confidence that it will be roadworthy and meet all the manufacturers standards.
Full inspection checksPlease note that this is not a comprehensive check list. Some vehicles may require additional checks and some checks may not apply to all vehicles.
- Visual/body Inspection:
- Body works and corrosion
- Tyres and road wheels
- Vehicle mirrors, windows, wind screen, Wipers and washers
- Seats and doors, safety belts
- Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
- Floor check and Chassis examination
- Mechanical and Environmental Inspection:
- Side slip
- Wheel alignment checks
- Brake system
- Transmission and exhaust system
- Engine and noise levels
- Air condition system
- Steering and Suspension system
- Security system
- Instrument/Warning system
- Radiation contamination
- Document Verification
- Authenticity of the registration documents
- Maintenance/service history records
- Odometer integrity reading
- Translation of documents where applicable
- Electrical System
- Electrical wiring and lighting system
- Head lamp, indicators, reverse light, brake lights, horn, interlock/ignition, windshield defroster.
- Safety Inspection
- Seat belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
- Instruments/Warning System
QISJ and radiation safety:As Japan continues to struggle from the effects of March 11 2011 earthquake and tsunami, one of the biggest issues facing Japan has been the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daichi power plant. Radiation from the plant has been found in various products with no exception to the automobiles. Radiation fears have prompted QISJ to begin testing all vehicles for radiation prior to export.
To make sure the vehicle inspected is radiation free or that the level of radiation conforms with the safety standards, we perform additional radiation checks on the vehicle's wipers, grill and tyres.
Stolen vehicle check
Every year thousands of vehicles are stolen. Most of these vehicles are exported abroad. As part of our inspection procedure, we perform a vehicle identity check to ensure that the vehicle's identity has not been tempared with and that the vehicle has not been reported as stolen.
Kenya RoadWorthiness Inspection (RWI)All used vehicles destined for Kenya need to meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) under the program of Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards. All used vehicles should be inspected for conformity to KS 1515:2000 (Kenya Standard Code of Practice for Inspection of Road Vehicles). In addition to the full inspection above, the following checks are carried out.
Age requirementAll vehicles must not be more than eight years from the year of first registration. The difference between the year of manufacture and year of first registration should not be more than one year.
Right Hand RuleAll vehicles must be right hand drive. Vehicles should be presented in a clean condition to the extent that the details of the chassis and engine are legible. All Vehicles, (including small, passenger, commercial trucks and busses) are subject to inspection.
DocumentationThe following documentation must be produced prior to inspection:
- Dubai: Original registration/ De-registration and Export Certificate.
- Japan: Original export certificate.
- Singapore: Original registration/De-registration Card.
- S.Africa: Original vehicle registration Certificate accompanied by Roadworthiness Certificate (CRW) with at least 4 month of validity.
- U.K: Original DVLA registration document accompanied by an MOT test certificate which is valid for at least 4 months