What is the Difference Between CoF and WoF?
Essentially a CoF ensures that heavier vehicles; such as, motor homes, larger trailers, trucks, and commercial passenger vehicles like taxis, buses, shuttles, Uber and rental cars - are safe enough to drive on New Zealand's roads. If your vehicle is only used for personal purposes, then you need to come in for a CoF inspection every six months. For those who use their vehicles for commercial business; such as, passenger vehicles or those that are operating more than five heavy goods - the Operator Rating System (ORS) will determine how often they will require a CoF. Expiry dates for CoFS range from 3 to 12 months.
See below for a list of the parts of the vehicle that will be examined during a CoF inspection:
Structural condition (checking for rust, etc)
Glazing Windscreen wipers and washers
Speedometer Steering & Suspension
It is important to note that a WoF inspection doesn’t cover everything! See below for a list of some of the things it does not examine:
The condition of the brake pad unless it is clearly below the legal limits
Another Orange offers various service plans that will cover all of the items listed above. We've also gone one step further. If you are one of the many Auckland car owners and you absolutely hate shelling out money for a WoF, then you have come to the right auto shop!