A Warrant of Fitness (WoF) is a regular check to ensure that your vehicle meets the required safety standards.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your vehicle meets the safety standards at all times by displaying a valid WoF label on your windscreen.
New vehicles that have never been registered will be given an initial WoF inspection and issued with a WoF for three years.
Vehicles less than two years old will be issued with a WoF to the third anniversary of when it was first registered, and vehicles between two and three years old, the WoF will be issued for 12 months.
For older vehicles you have to get a warrant of fitness check every:
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A WoF inspection will cover :
A WoF is not a pre-purchase inspection. Therefore, it will not include certain areas of a vehicle's condition such as:
If your vehicle passes its WoF inspection, the inspector will apply the WoF label on the inside of your front windscreen, on the driver’s side. You need to get your next warrant before the expiry date on the label.
If your vehicle fails a WoF inspection, you cannot drive it on the road unless you’re taking it somewhere to get it repaired or to get a new WoF. Make sure it’s safe to drive however.
Full details regarding WoFs can be found on the official Waka Kotahi's website.
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