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Warrant of Fitness (WoF)

Get peace of mind your vehicle is safe to drive
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Most privately-owned vehicles, 3,500kg and under, need a regular WoF. This includes cars, utes, trailers, motorbikes, and small trucks.

Passenger service vehicles, rental vehicles and heavy goods vehicles, all need a Certificate of Fitness (CoF) rather than a WoF.

At VINZ there is no need to book – just turn up during opening hours, when it’s convenient for you. *excluding our Christchurch City and Lower Hutt sites.

If your vehicle fails a WoF, you have up to 28 days to have it re-inspected free-of-charge. Within in this period, your vehicle may only be driven to a place of repair or inspection.

Do you need help with car repairs?

If you’re on a benefit or a low income, you may be able to get help with car repairs through Work and Income New Zealand – if it’s essential for work, a health condition, disability or because of no public transport. It’ll depend on your situation and you’ll need to pay the money back. You can’t use it to pay for a WoF or registration.

Please visit Work and Income New Zealand’s website below:

Help with car repairs if you’re on a benefit

Help with car repairs if you’re on a low income

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What's 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

Buy your WoF online

If you'd like to pre-pay for your WoF online you can do so here.

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How long will it take?

Approximately 30 minutes.

How often?

Annually for vehicles first registered 2000 or later. Every 6 months for vehicles first registered 1999 or earlier.

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Buy your WoF online
Complete the form below to pre-pay now for your WoF. You will receive a voucher number via email, which is valid 12 months from the purchase date.
  • Pay now - $86.00 incl GST
    On completion of purchase you will receive a voucher number via email, which you can redeem at any VINZ branch
  • Price: $ 86.00