Warrant of Fitness (WoF)
Except for urgent repairs to essential service vehicles. This is to keep us all safe. If you work for an essential service as defined by the Ministry of Transport (for full list click here), then we are here to help you with your vehicle repair needs.
For urgent enquiries please contact our customer support team:
Phone 0800 500 333 or email: [email protected]
Appointments are not required at our drive-through AA Vehicle Testing Stations and most of our AA Vehicle Inspection sites. You may need to book your WoF inspection in advance at our AA Auto Centre sites.
An independent assessment
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.
Get a reliable Warrant of Fitness (WoF) inspection from the experts. We'll provide an independent assessment of your car's safety.
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
View the full list of requirements on the NZTA website.
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.
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.
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.