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: