Warrant of Fitness (WoF)

A Warrant of Fitness inspection is not just about getting a WoF sticker for your vehicle. It is a regular check to ensure your car is safe to drive on the road. 

AA Members can save $5 OFF your car WoF, plus save up to 5 cents per litre with AA Smartfuel, when you spend $49 or more.

Available at AA Motoring sites nationwide

AA Members can also save up to 5 cents per litre with AA Smartfuel, when they spend $49 or more at AA Motoring sites that offer WoF including AA Auto Service & Repair, AA Auto Centre, AA Vehicle Testing and AA Vehicle Inspection sites.

An independent assessment

Get a reliable Warrant of Fitness (WoF) inspection from the experts. We'll provide an independent assessment of your car's safety. It’s compulsory for light vehicles (cars, station wagons, vans, 4WDs, SUVs, light trucks), trailers and motorcycles.

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 (but are not limited to):

  • 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
  • horn

View the full list of requirements on the NZTA website.

Appointments are not required at our drive-through AA Vehicle Testing Stations and most of our AA Vehicle Inspection sites. You can pre-book your WoF inspection or get an AA pre-purchase Vehicle Inspection at an AA Vehicle Inspection Centre.

AA Vehicle Testing stations

You’ll receive:

  • 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.

Renewing your WoF

Once your car passes the Warrant of Fitness (WoF) inspection, you're required to keep it in this condition. The frequency of the check depends on when your car was first registered.

Vehicle Inspections

An AA Vehicle Inspection is very 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 vehicles condition at time of purchase.

Our pre-purchase vehicle inspections include exterior and interior inspections, driveline, engine, cooling system, suspension and steering, brakes, wheels and tyres and vehicle operation.

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