WOF - Warrant of Fitness Check Near You - Christchurch



Looking for a Warrant of Fitness (WOF) in Christchurch?

Servo simplifies the process of locating nearby mechanics and workshops in Christchurch for your warrant of fitness inspection (WOF). We offer the convenience of choosing a location and time that aligns with your preferences and budget. To initiate the process, just begin by creating a WOF request on Servo.  Share your vehicle particulars, specify your preferred location, and tailor the options to suit your schedule and requirements. Mechanics in your vicinity who are interested will have access to your request and can offer you quotes detailing their pricing and availability. The greatest advantage? Servo's services are entirely free and user-friendly.

What is a Warrant of Fitness (WOF) Inspection?

A vehicle undergoes a warrant of fitness inspection as a routine measure to verify compliance with essential safety standards. As the owner of a car, it is incumbent upon you to uphold these safety requirements consistently. Take, for instance, the condition of your tires. Although they may pass the WOF inspection, it remains crucial to promptly replace them when the tread reaches the minimum depth. This proactive approach minimizes the risk of accidents and potential fines.

If your vehicle was initially registered on or after January 1, 2000, regardless of its location, it will require an annual warrant of fitness (WOF) inspection throughout its lifespan. In the case of new vehicles, after the first inspection, another inspection will not be necessary until the third anniversary of their initial registration. The duration of a WOF is determined by the vehicle's date of first registration, whether it was in New Zealand or overseas.

For official information visit Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Improve your vehicle's safety: A comprehensive guide to what a Warrant of Fitness (WOF) Inspection covers

To ensure your vehicle is safe and roadworthy, it's a legal requirement for your vehicle to have a current Warrant of Fitness (WOF). During the inspection, the following components will be checked:

·       Tyre condition, including tread depth

·       Brake operation and condition of brake components such as pads, rotors, and brake lines

·       Structural condition, including rust in certain areas

·       Lights, including headlights, taillights, indicators, and stop lights

·       Windscreen condition, including cracks and safety glazing

·       Windscreen washers and wipers

·       Door safety, including opening and closing mechanisms

·       Safety belts, ensuring they are not damaged or faded and the buckles work correctly

·       Airbags, if fitted

·       Speedometer functionality

·       Steering and suspension safety and security, including worn shock absorbers and suspension issues

·       Exhaust, ensuring there are no leaks and that the exhaust system isn't smoky or louder than the original

·       Fuel system, checking for leaks and other issues

By addressing any issues identified during the inspection, you can improve your vehicle's safety and avoid any fines or accidents on the road. Trust us for a comprehensive guide to what a WOF inspection covers, and get your vehicle inspected today!

What the WOF inspection Excludes

Engine, clutch, gearbox and differential condition

Lubricant levels and condition

Brake pad thickness or life expectancy, unless they are visibly below safe limits

Paint work condition and some rust in non-structural areas.

What to expect after the WOF inspection

After the inspection, if your vehicle has passed, the inspector will attach a new label to the inside of your front windscreen on the driver's side. It's important to note the expiry date on the label and arrange for your next warrant before then.

In the event that your vehicle fails the inspection, you are not permitted to drive it on the road unless you are taking it for repairs or a re-check. It's crucial to ensure the safety of your vehicle if you do decide to drive it.

If you need repairs, Servo can assist you by providing quotes from nearby mechanics and workshops. It's worth noting that in 2021, 40% of WOF inspections resulted in a fail, WOF failure reasons in New Zealand.

You are not obligated to have the repairs completed by the same workshop that conducted the check. Servo  can help you shop around to potentially save money on repairs before returning your vehicle for a re-check.

Looking for a Warrant of Fitness (WOF) Common Questions:

Q: What is the cost of a WOF?

A: The prices we have observed on Servo in Christchurch for a WOF check range from $35 to $65.

Q: How much time does the inspection take?

A: Usually, the WOF inspection process takes around 30 to 40 minutes.

Q: How can I find out my current expiry date?

A: You can check expiry date free here at Waka Kotahi NZTA

If your car is due for a WOF inspection then post your job on Servo and quicky find local mechanics and workshops near you and get the job done.

Page Updated 22 Spetember 2023