Warrant of Fitness

A warrant of fitness (WoF) is a regular check that every light vehicle must under go to ensure that it meets required safety standards.

It’s your job to keep your vehicle up to WoF condition at all times. For example, while tyres on your vehicle may pass on the day of your warrant inspection, you’ll need to replace them as soon as the tread gets to the minimum depth. If you wait until the next inspection before replacing them, you increase your risk of having a crash or receiving a fine.

It is imperative to understand that NZTA have separated vehicles in different categories. More accurate information on type of check, how often it is required and length of the test can be found at NZTA’s website www.nzta.govt.nz.

How often a WoF is required!

Vehicles first registered anywhere in the world on or after 1 January 2000 will need annual WoF inspections for their lifetime.

For new vehicles, after an initial inspection, another WoF inspection won’t be required until the 3rd anniversary of their first registration.

The length of time a WoF is issued for is calculated based on the vehicle’s date of first registration in New Zealand or overseas, and are described in more detail in the table below.

Where to go for vehicle inspections

There are around 3200 WoF agents in New Zealand. South End Motors are also licensed to carry out Warrant Of Fitness. Call us today to book an appointment.

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