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    Default Vehicle WOF

    When you get your vehicle checked do they check your windows ? go up and down etc?

    where do i find a comprehensive list of what they do check for ? VTNZ prefarbly.
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    There is that WOF paper they go thru the checks. But I've been told with likes of tyre threads there is a minimum spec'ed but not on the brake pads I was told. So it might come down to the assessor's judgement and maybe if that would be ok for the 6 months

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    We will not go near a VTNZ ever again.

    In the space of 3 months we took 3 vehicles.

    1)The 1986 ute - failed as seatbelt label missing.
    Seatbelt label? If it ever had a label, no kidding, it was 26 years old then...and? Seatbelte itself oin perfect condition.

    Passed elsewhere.

    2)DILs car. Failed on rear brakes. Take it home, dismantle wehhels, check brakes, brakes appear to be just fine. Husband takes car back straight away for recheck after doing nothing to brakes. Car passes.

    3)My previous car. They cheeck under bonnet - why? Nothing to do with WOFs under bonnet. Anyway car passes but on way home car stalls, splutters on acceleration, hell of a job getting back.
    Check car - they'd pulled - I forget exactly what it was - vacuum hose?
    Reattach hose, car fine.

    Ring management to complain about all of the above.
    He rings back and says they don't do such things, have never done such things, the inspectors are all qualified mechanics and as for my hose, my car is just a piece of crap and I made it all up.

    In more or less those words too....

    So **** VTNZ.
    wipe your paws.

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    Of course they look under the bonnet!

    any inspector will...




    here you go - the comprehensive one - good luck!

    http://vehicleinspection.nzta.govt.n...ce-wof/general


    or a basic overview of wof requirements at vtnz

    http://www.vtnz.co.nz/warrant-of-fitness


    and here's a complete list of what is looked at, if applicable to the vehicle

    Code:
    The items that are inspected in a Warrant of Fitness are as below:
    Under Bonnet
    
        Chassis/VIN
        Modified vehicle
        Structure/corrosion
        Engine & drivetrainning
        Fuel system
    
    Interior/Boot
    
        Seats and anchorages
        Head restraints
        Seatbelts
        Seatbelt anchorages
        Interior impact
        Speedometer
        Frontal impact airbags
        Airbag self check
        ABS self check
        Audible warning device
        Space saver tyre label
        Spare wheel secure
        Alternative fuel cert
        Alternative fuel sys
    
    Brake Performance
    
        Service brake performance
        Service brake balance
        Parking brake performance
        Trailer breakaway brake
    
    Structure/Exterior
    
        Impact damage
        Corrosion
        Modifications
        External projections
        Exterior dimensions
        Towing connections
        Doors and hinged panels
        Motorcycle footrests
        Rear position lamps
        Side marker lamps
        End outline marker
        Stop lamps
        Hi-stop lamp (from 1990)
        Registration lamp/s
        Rear reflectors
        Reversing lamps
        Cosmetic lamps
        Steering components
        Suspension mechanism
        Suspension components
        Suspension modification
    
    Tyres, Wheels and Hubs
    
        Hubs & axles
        Wheel condition
        Tyre condition
        Tyre compatibility
        Tread depth
        Mudguards
    
    Steering & Suspension
    
        Suspension play
        Steering play
    
    Vision/Lighting
    
        Windscreen
        Rear view mirrors
        Other glazing
        Sun visors
        Wipers & operation
        Washers & operation
        Headlamps
        Front & rear fog lamps
        Cornering lamps
        Daytime running lamps
        Direction indicator lamps
        Forward position lamps
    
    Underbody
    
        Chassis
        Floorpan
        Engine
        Transmission
        Fuel tank/lines
        Brake components
        Exhaust system
        Visible smoke
        Exhaust noise
    Last edited by bevy121; 25-11-2013 at 01:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    We will not go near a VTNZ ever again.

    In the space of 3 months we took 3 vehicles.

    1)The 1986 ute - failed as seatbelt label missing.
    Seatbelt label? If it ever had a label, no kidding, it was 26 years old then...and? Seatbelte itself oin perfect condition.

    Passed elsewhere.

    2)DILs car. Failed on rear brakes. Take it home, dismantle wehhels, check brakes, brakes appear to be just fine. Husband takes car back straight away for recheck after doing nothing to brakes. Car passes.

    3)My previous car. They cheeck under bonnet - why? Nothing to do with WOFs under bonnet. Anyway car passes but on way home car stalls, splutters on acceleration, hell of a job getting back.
    Check car - they'd pulled - I forget exactly what it was - vacuum hose?
    Reattach hose, car fine.

    Ring management to complain about all of the above.
    He rings back and says they don't do such things, have never done such things, the inspectors are all qualified mechanics and as for my hose, my car is just a piece of crap and I made it all up.

    In more or less those words too....

    So **** VTNZ.
    I've very rarely had problems taking cars to a VTNZ centre although I do tend to get my WOF done when I get the car serviced. Its much easier.

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    At least with VTNZ you can be fairly sure that they will not fail something just to produce work for themselves. Some garages have been less than honest in my experience although most are just fine.

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    thanks peeps...........just to clarify....my electric window on drivers door has died, wont go down, thinkfully it died going up and not stuck in down position...lol

    wanted to know if i urgently needed to find a window fixit person or would it pass the expired WOF, lol and it now also needs rego..... lol

    but i cannot see windows in the links or lists i have looked at.........

    Im not trying to be difficult it just comes naturally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliveM View Post
    At least with VTNZ you can be fairly sure that they will not fail something just to produce work.
    So why did they then?
    wipe your paws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    So why did they then?
    It could be just the nature of old cars, brakes may just fade then get a bit better later ? Perhaps giving them a clean out did the trick.
    Ive had a warning that my rear brakes were marginal & would not pass next time, yet did pass the next 2 wof's with no warnings
    In no way would I say that the WOF check & warning was wrong, re my brakes. They stuck it on the machine that measures braking power. cant really argue with a machines readout.

    You could also argue that a 26 year old seat belt should have been replaced long long ago. That should really be in the WOF checks , instead of some of the other stupid checks . eg failing because window washer water is empty.
    Last edited by 1101; 25-11-2013 at 05:04 PM.

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