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10.10.4 DVA's responsibility following modifications
Under section 39(1) of the SRCA, DVA accepts responsibility for the reasonable cost of any repairs or maintenance to an approved modification once the modification to a vehicle owned by a client has been made.
DVA will only pay once for a modification to a particular vehicle.
In practical terms, this means that if the client changes their vehicle in future:
- the new vehicle should include the modified item (e.g. automatic transmission) as a standard feature; and
- the value of the modifications already provided will be considered when assessing requests for future similar modifications; and
- any financial gain made by the client because their vehicle included specific modifications will be considered when determining funding for any future modifications.