Effective June 1, Canada's auto auctions will officially implement a national uniform system of standards to ensure consistency and accuracy in the certification of wholesale used vehicles.
Adoption of the National Certification Standard (NCS), pioneered by the NAAA, will make the program accessible to the association's entire North American membership while benefiting the remarketing industry overall.
The program offers three quality levels - Platinum, Gold and Silver - to manage the requirements of a broad range of vehicle types. A checklist of 48 basic criteria provides a clear system that addresses vehicle selection, with well-defined requirements for inspection, reconditioning, and marketing.
NCS guidelines are available in English and French (as well as Spanish) on NAAA's website - naaa.com. The website will also provide metric conversion of measurements and all changes required to conform to Canadian federal and provincial laws and regulations.