Forbury Service Centre
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Warrant of Fitness (WoF)

Forbury Service Centre in Dunedin is a certified agent to carry out car, motorcycle, trailer, and caravan WoFs.

When it’s time for a Warrant of Fitness (WoF), people can often feel a bit apprehensive about what a vehicle inspection will uncover. These inspections are there to ensure the safety of your vehicle and all inspections follow the same rules, ensuring our roads are that much safer to drive on.

As a member of the Motor Trade Association (MTA), Forbury Service Centre stands by all of our work. Your safety and the safety of your passengers is of the utmost importance to us.

To help you keep on top of your vehicle's safety, we can send out reminder notices to let you know when your next WoF or service is due.

What’s involved in a Warrant of Fitness?

A WoF is a regular inspection to ensure that your vehicle meets required safety standards. A WoF inspection is a general safety check and checks the following:

  • Tyre condition and tread depth
  • Brakes
  • The structural condition of the vehicle. Rust is not allowed in certain areas, for example, where it is causing weakening on a load-bearing area
  • Headlights, taillights
  • Windscreen condition, wipers, and washers
  • Doors
  • Safety belts
  • Airbags (if fitted on vehicles)
  • Speedometer
  • Steering and suspension
  • Exhaust (there must not be any leaks and the exhaust must not be smoky or louder than the original exhaust system)
  • Fuel system

If you’ve modified your car, motorcycle, caravan, or another light vehicle we can also complete a low volume vehicle certification to ensure any changes you have made to your vehicle are safe.

We highly recommend keeping on top of your WoF due dates and if something doesn’t seem right with your vehicle, it pays to get it checked regardless of whether your warrant is due or not.

What to do if your vehicle fails its WoF inspection

If your vehicle fails its WoF, you'll have 28 days to get the repairs done and come back for Forbury Service Centre for a free recheck. Remember that you won't be able to drive your vehicle during this time other than for the sole purpose of obtaining repairs or a new WoF.

Need a WoF? Come in and see us or give us a call on 03 455 4116.

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