WOF, Car Inspections & Vehicle Safety Checks


Warrant of Fitness

A Warrant of Fitness (otherwise known as a WoF) is a regular inspection that certifies your vehicle meets certain safety standards. You need a WoF if you wish to legally operate your vehicle on public roads in New Zealand.  

Do you need to get a new WoF for your vehicle? You’ve come to the right place. Bring your vehicle to Pronto Automotive and our fully qualified technicians will carry out a thorough inspection to ensure it’s safe and roadworthy. Give us a call today to book your next WoF inspection. 

What does a WoF inspection cover?

A WoF inspection is a general safety check. Most privately owned vehicles, including cars, motorbikes, utes, vans and small trucks, require a WoF. You’ll need to get a WoF assessment every six months if your car was first registered before 2000, or every 12 months if your vehicle was first registered after 2000.

During your WoF assessment, we’ll go over many aspects of your vehicle, including:
  • Tyre condition
  • Brakes
  • Structural condition (e.g. the presence of rust in certain areas)
  • Lights
  • Door
  • Glazing
  • Safety belts
  • Airbags
  • Speedometer
  • Steering and suspension
  • Exhaust
  • Fuel system

It’s important to remember that a Warrant of Fitness is not a comprehensive pre-purchase inspection. It does not cover certain areas of the vehicle such as the engine, clutch, gearbox, paint work and lubricant levels, among others.

What happens if your vehicle fails its WoF?

If your vehicle doesn’t pass its inspection and your existing WoF has expired, you’re legally not allowed to drive it (unless you’re specifically driving to get it repaired or acquire a new WoF). 

If it’s a minor issue, there’s a good chance that our fully qualified automotive technicians will be able to fix it the spot. If more extensive repair work is required, we’ll identify the fault, give you a call to discuss the issue and provide you with a competitively priced quote. All our work and automotive parts are backed with a guarantee, and we’ll always get your approval before we do any work on your vehicle. 

After the issue has been resolved, bring your vehicle back to us within 28 days of the first inspection and we’ll reinspect it free of charge. 

With an average 4.9 rating, You can be sure we are the right team to look at your vehicle.

Why choose Pronto Automotive

Pronto Automotive is your number one choice when it comes to Warrant of Fitness inspections. All our vehicle safety checks are performed by highly skilled technicians using state of the art equipment. As a New Zealand owned and operated business, we’re committed to delivering quality workmanship, exceptional customer service and competitive prices.   To book your WoF inspection or to learn more about our services, get in touch with the Pronto Automotive team today.