At our auto centre we are passionate about your safety. We will closely look at every aspect that NZ transport requires a car to get checked for to be road- safe. Your car will go through intense scrutiny to see if it will

Minimise first impacts of an accident

  • Airbags will be checked to see if they will work in an accident
  • Seatbelts will be checked to ensure they work under a tremendous impact.
  • Doors should open and close easily to rescue trapped passengers.
  • Minimise the risk of an accident
  • Fuel tank will be checked for leaks. Leaks can also lead to a fire.
  • Tyre condition will be checked. Low thread means a greater risk of accidents.
  • Brakes will be checked thoroughly. Worn out brakes are a major cause of accidents.
  • Lights and horn should be in perfect working order. Any light out of order reduces visibility on the road and can be deadly.
  • Speedometer is working perfectly so that driver drives diligently and adheres to speed limits.
  • Driver’s visibility of the road in all weather conditions is adequately checked- for example, glazing of your windscreen, condition of the wipers and washers.
  • Steering and suspension should be safe to avoid accidents
  • Smoky and noisy exhaust points out that the car is not in its optimum health and needs to be serviced. The car is not road-safe.

(courtesy: nzta.govt.nz)

Some of these are easily identified as we drive. However, we take the risk of giving them amiss if they don’t prevent us from going to and back from work. Worn out tyres and brake pads are the perfect examples. Who can fathom what these ‘trivial’ issues might lead to an accident big enough to impact our lives and those of our loved ones! Being vigilant and proactive in fixing these issues can not only pass you on your next WOF but also save a life.

Note: Vehicles newer than 1 January 2000, WOFs are issued for a 12 month period. Vehicles older than 1 January 2000, WOFs are issued for a 6 month period.

Car service refers to a comprehensive check to ensure your car is running smoothly and efficiently as possible. This service includes several checks and adjustments covering engine oil replacement, oil filter, other fluid levels and wiper blades. We use high quality Oil and Filter as part of this service so you get the best performance out of your vehicle. We recommend a full service every 10,000km or six months (whichever occurs first). Please call our professional team or call in for a customised or standard service.

If your vehicle/trailer fails its WOF inspection, you are entitled to a free retest within 28 days of the date of this initial inspection. Failure to present your vehicle within the 28 day retest period will require another full WOF inspection (including the appropriate inspection fee).

A tyre, other than a winter tyre, must have a tread pattern depth of not less than 1.5mm (excluding any tie-bar or tread-depth indicator strip) around the whole circumference of the tyre. A winter tyre must have a tread pattern depth of not less than 4mm (excluding any tie-bar or tread-depth indicator strip) within all principal grooves that contain moulded tread-depth indicators and around the circumference of the tyre.

Seatbelt webbing must not be cut, stretched, frayed or faded or have otherwise deteriorated so as to have reduced the performance of the seatbelt. Seatbelt buckles, retractor mechanisms or any other fittings intended to ensure the safe use of the seatbelt must not have deteriorated below safe tolerance, i.e. protected plastic covers on buckles, tongue and retractor systems. It is also important to note that all seatbelts must be readily accessible during your WOF inspection. This includes making sure a seatbelt is not caught down the back of the seat or not under items on the seat.

Yes. You are not required to have a spare tyre but if your vehicle has one, it must be inspected. Further, it is also helpful to the inspector if your boot area is easily accessible in order to check the spare tyre, but also to check for any structural damage and corrosion in this area. This will help speed up our service to you. Should you have any other queries regarding the WOF inspection process, please click here to be directed to the NZTA website. http://www.nzta.govt.nz/vehicle/warrants-certifications/getting-wof/about.html

Take advantage of our guaranteed workmanship. Walk in or call us now.