Quality Control

Vehicles purchased from our inventory are sent to our inspection center, AutoTerminal Japan (ATJ), for an independent inspection before shipment. ATJ is fully equipped with state of the art equipment to allow us to correctly appraise and inspect vehicles.


Vehicle inspection

Exterior inspection to detect dents, scratches and other damage.


Full exterior and interior cleaning

Engines steam cleaned and interior/exterior cleaning done when necessary.


Mechanical inspections and grading

Full time mechanics on the premises for engine and overall mechanical inspection.


Photographs for the Internet

Photographs of vehicle exterior are taken.


AutoTerminal seal of quality and Surveyor report

Vehicles that meet Akira Selects export standards are given the AutoTerminal seal of quality. Seal is placed on rear window and checklist placed on front screen for arrival/pre-delivery inspection.


Secure and Safe Premises

After inspection, vehicles are held in AutoTerminal’s secure premises prior to shipment.


New Zealand vehicles

For New Zealand all vehicles are MAF cleaned, cleared and odometer and stolen vehicle checked prior to shipment.


At Akira|Select and Selected Autos Ltd we take the risk out of buying pre-owned vehicles. With our stringent inspections and certifications, strict grading and quality control, plus our dependable vehicle background checks, we help you buy with total confidence.