An independent assessment
Get a reliable warrant of fitness from the experts - we'll provide an independent assessment of your car's safety.
It's illegal to drive your vehicle on the road if it doesn't meet the WoF requirements and doesn't display a valid WoF sticker.
As a WoF agent, we're required to follow the car inspection requirements manual (VIRM). These requirements are defined and monitored by NZTA. These are a general safety check and include:
- Tyre condition
- Brake operation
- Structural condition
- Lights, doors and windows
- Windscreen washers and wipers
- Safety belts and airbags
- Speedometer, steering and suspension
- Exhaust and fuel system
Appointments are not required at our drive-through AA Vehicle Testing Stations and most of our Vehicle Inspection sites. You can pre-book your WoF inspection or get a pre purchase inspection at an AA Vehicle Inspection Centre.
AA Vehicle Testing stations
- Fast, convenient service
- Comfortable waiting rooms with complimentary tea and coffee
- Facilities to pay your car registration or road user charges
Certificate of Fitness (CoF) checks are also available at selected sites.
Price may vary depending on location
Renewing your WoF
Once your car passes the warrant of fitness inspection, you're required to keep it in this condition. The frequency of the check depends on when your car was first registered.
If less than six years ago, you're required to complete a WoF every 12 months. If more than six years ago, you're required to complete a WoF every 6 months.
Pre purchase inspections
A pre purchase inspection is different from a WoF. There are inspection areas not covered under the WoF. If you're purchasing or selling a vehicle we recommend that you reduce your risk and get an independent evaluation of the vehicle.
Our pre purchase inspection includes exterior and interior inspections, driveline, engine, cooling system, suspension and steering, brakes, wheels and tyres and vehicle operation.