Re-registration
Helping you to get your vehicle back on the road

If your vehicle registration has lapsed or been cancelled, it will need to be inspected and re-certified before it can be driven on NZ roads.

A re-registration inspection is more comprehensive than a Warrant or Certificate of Fitness (WoF or CoF) to ensure your vehicle meets all the required NZ road safety standards.

Once your vehicle has passed the inspection, you can register it with new registration plates and obtain a Certificate of Registration.

 
Whats included?

Depending on the type of vehicle, some or all of the following are checked:

  • Brake performance and condition
  • Doors
  • Exhaust condition and performance
  • Fuel system condition
  • Glazing
  • Lighting performance and condition
  • Mudguards and mud flaps
  • Occupant protection systems
  • Safety belts
  • Speedometer
  • Steering and suspension
  • Structural condition
  • Towing connections
  • Wheel and tyre condition
  • Windscreen washers and wipers
 
How long will it take?

Between 1 - 2 hours.

 
How often?

Once only, to re-registrar a vehicle.

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