If you own a light vehicle, it is a legal requirement In New Zealand to have a Warrant of Fitness (WOF) for the vehicle. WOF is a safety inspection carried out periodically to ensure the vehicle is roadworthy.
When to Get Warrant of Fitness Done?
If you want to drive your car on public roads in New Zealand, getting a WOF is a must. You need a WOF inspection every 12 months if your vehicle is less than six years old. Or, if your vehicle is over six years old, you need a Warrant of Fitness inspection every six months.
Who Can Legally Do a WOF Inspection?
You cannot take your car to just any automotive workshop for a Warrant of Fitness inspection. In order to complete a WOF, the workshop has to be an authorised agent of the NZ Transport Agency and with technicians who have successfully completed their Warrant of Fitness inspector course.
Only those technicians who have completed the WOF inspector course are legally allowed to do the inspection. Also, in order to be eligible for the course, certified automotive technicians have to be employed or sponsored by the workshop that has been authorised by the NZTA to issue the WOF certification. Mayne Automotive is an authorised agent and therefore is legally able to complete your WOF inspection.
So, when it comes to WOF inspection, always make sure that the workshop is an authorised workshop to carry out the inspection and issue the Warrant of Fitness otherwise, you will be left with a useless certificate that will hold no value when you are stopped by the police for a routine check of your vehicle papers.