Warrant of Fitness (WOF)

5-off-wof[1]A Warrant of Fitness (WoF) is a safety inspection that is compulsory for light vehicles. A light vehicle is a car, station wagon, van or 4WD vehicle. It can also be a moped, motorcycle or similar.

A Warrant of Fitness inspection includes the following safety checks:

  • Tyre condition (including tread depth)
  • Brake operation
  • Structural condition (rust isn’t allowed in certain key areas)
  • Lights (are all bulbs working?)
  • Glazing (is your windscreen safe?)
  • Windscreen washers and wipers (do they work?)
  • Doors (do they open and close safely?)
  • Safety belts (must not be faded or damaged; buckles must work properly)
  • Airbags (if fitted – SRS light should work correctly)
  • Speedometer (must be working)
  • Steering and suspension (must be safe and secure)
  • Exhaust (there must be no leaks and the exhaust must not be too loud or too smoky)
  • Fuel system (there must be no leaks).

After your vehicle passes its Warrant of Fitness check, it becomes your responsibility to keep it in the condition that it was in when it passed the inspection. Our primary concern is your safety. If your vehicle fails its inspection, we will explain where it failed and list what needs to be fixed.

To book in for your warrant, get in touch today.

Changes to the WoF inspection requirements

Changes to the WoF inspection requirements came into effect from 1 January 2014. They are:

  • After an initial inspection, new vehicles won’t require another WoF inspection until the third anniversary of their first registration
  • Vehicles less than three years old will be issued a WoF that expires on the third anniversary of their first registration or 12 months after their current WoF expiry – whichever is longest
  • Vehicles first registered on or after 1 January 2000 are inspected annually for the lifetime of the vehicle
  • Vehicles first registered before 1 January 2000 remain on six-monthly WoF inspections for the lifetime of the vehicle.

As an authorised agent of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), Goodyear Auto Service Centre follows the Vehicle Inspection Requirements Manual (VIRM) issued by NZTA.