Automotive Safety Engineering's (ASE) Managing Director and Chief Engineer Grad Zivkovic M.Sc, B.Sc, MIEA, MSAE is authorised by the DTEI Regency Park Motor Vehicle Inspection Centre as a Certifying Engineer for motor vehicles.

ASE can certify all legal modifications to vehicles, including the replacement of seats, steering wheels, seat belts, etc; engine replacements (eg. replacing a V6 with a V8); and the fitment of larger wheels, lowered suspension, sports seats, etc.

Prior to modifying a vehicle it is important to seek advice as to whether or not the modification(s) will require compliance certification.  This is particularly important when considering  particularly when making any modifications to a vehicle's brakes, steering, suspension, seating, seat belts, etc.

There are many benefits of obtaining a Certified Engineer's report for modifications made to a vehicle, including:

  • Avoiding spending significant money on a modification(s) that subsequently proves to be illegal

  • Maintaining the validity of the vehicle's insurance policy

  • Avoiding the cost and inconvenience of the vehicle being defected

  • Ensuring the modification is safe for vehicle occupants, pedestrians, and other road users

While some people are motivated to have their vehicle's modifications engineered and certified to maintain the validity of the vehicle's insurance policy, the primary benefit often overlooked or given little thought is ensuring the safety of the vehicle occupants and all other road users.

Automotive Safety Engineering is recognised by the DTEI as being qualified in automotive disciplines relevant to:

  • Seats

  • Seat Belts & Occupant Restraints

  • Occupant Protection

  • Cargo Barriers

  • Bull Bars & External Fittings

  • Towing Connections & Braking

For further information about ASE's Modified Vehicle Compliance Certification service, or to find out if your intended vehicle modifications will require compliance certification from an authorised Certifying Engineer, please contact ASE.