Warrant of Fitness (WoF)

A warrant of fitness (WoF), is a regular check to ensure that your vehicle meets required safety standards.

  • How often a WoF is required?
    1) New vehicle that’s never been registered – 3 years WoF
    2) Less than two years ago – Wof to its third ‘birthday’
    3) More than 2 years but less than 3 years – 12 months WoF
    4) on or after 1 January 2000 – 12 months WoF
    5) Before 1 January 2000 – 6 months WoF

  • It’s illegal to drive a vehicle…
    If it doesn’t meet WoF requirements.
    If it doesn’t display a valid WoF label.
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What a warrant inspection covers?
  • Tyres condition (including tread depth)
  • brake opeartion
  • structural condition (rust is not allowed in certain areas)
  • lights
  • glazing (is your windscreen safe?)
  • windscreen washers and wipers
  • doors (do they open and close safely?)
  • safety belts (must not be damaged or overly faded; buckles must work properly)
  • airbags (if fitted)
  • speedometer (must be working)
  • steering and suspension (must be safe and secure)
  • exhaust (there must be no leaks and the exhaust must not be smoky or louder than the original exhaust system)
  • fuel system (there must be no leaks).
What a warrant is not?

A WoF is not a pre-purchase inspection. It doesn’t include many areas of a vehicle’s condition. For example it doesn’t check:

  • 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.

Warrant of Fitness

$ 55 G.S.T. inclusive
  • fast & convenient
  • waiting room
  • complimentary drink

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