Get your Warrant of Fitness from the experts
A warrant of fitness (WoF) is a regular check to ensure that your vehicle 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.
The aspects checked are set by NZTA and include:
- Windscreen Washers and Wipers
- Doors (do they open and close safely)?
- Safety Belts (must not be damaged or overly faded; buckles must work properly)
- Airbags (if fitted)
- Speedometer (must be working)
- Steering and Suspension (must be safe and secure)
- Exhaust (there must be no leaks and the exhaust must not be smoky or louder than the original exhaust system)
- Tyre condition (including tread depth)
- Brake Operation
- Structural condition (rust is not allowed in certain areas)
- Glazing (is your windscreen safe?)
- Fuel system (there must be no leaks)