Ensuring High Quality and Certified Cars

To maintain our reputation, A & A Car Imports ensures that all Japanese vehicles are certified and inspected by known inspection agencies, recommended by the regulating authorities of the importing country. These inspection agencies fully inspect the vehicle before shipment and grant it with the certificate ensuring the quality of the vehicle.

JEVIC Certification

Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Center Co Ltd (JEVIC) is a highly respected company, known for its pre-shipment inspection and certification of used Japanese vehicles. Their services are primarily for used-vehicles and also extend to vessels, containers, and new vehicles. JEVIC aims to assure that the conditions of the regulatory authority of the importing country are met prior to arrival, JEVIC is considered specialists in these regulatory inspections by providing excellent service to all stakeholders in the pathway.

JEVIC has many partners and branches around the world including some major used Japanese car importers like Zambia, Kenya, South Africa, USA, UK, Malta, Singapore, New Zealand and UAE.

VCA Certification

VCA is the designated UK Vehicle Type Approval authority and with more than 30 years’ experience, it supports the automobile industry by providing internationally recognized testing and certification for vehicles. The VCA inspects the vehicle by SVA (Single Vehicle Approval) which involves the physical inspection and documentation checks etc.

HPI Certification

HPI Check is a vehicle history check service provided exclusively by HPI in the UK. HPI pioneered the vehicle history check in 1938. The HPI Check produces a report that provides information about a vehicle's history, mainly if it has outstanding finance, or if it is written off, stolen or clocked, among other things.

The term "HPI Check" is a term widely used to describe an actual vehicle history check throughout the motoring industry in the UK. However, "HPI Check" is a registered trade name of HPI.

An HPI Check is usually performed just before purchasing a used car from a dealer or a private buyer to discover whether the vehicle has a hidden history. The check can reveal vital alerts that can help protect used car buyers from fraudsters. An HPI Check does not only check the history of used cars but can be used to check any vehicle that is registered with the DVLA including; vans, motorbikes, quad bikes and motor homes.

The HPI Check history report data comes from the DVLA, the National Mileage Register, Police records, insurance companies, finance houses and industry bodies. The HPI Check Report is available to both consumers and dealers all over the UK.


The Used Vehicles Importers Association(UVIA) has been registered as an Employers' Association in terms of the Industrial Relations Act, Chapter 266 of the laws of Malta on the 13th May 2003.UVIA is the voice of the main used vehicles importers in the Maltese Islands.

In December 2002 twenty-eight car importers got together to form this Association. These were bad days for them. The Ministry of Transport in Malta was under pressure to regulate their imports. A legal notice was soon in force demanding that every used imported car should be certificed by an internationally recognised certification agency. This did not deter these importers. Through UVIA they managed to fall in line with these new regulations. An agreement was signed in Malta, after various meetings in the United Kingdom, with the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA).