All vehicles must meet a range of safety and other requirements before you can legally drive them on New Zealand roads. Some requirements have to be met before a vehicle can be registered on entering the country. Others requirements, like warrants and certificates of fitness inspection, apply once a vehicle is in use to regularly check its ongoing road worthiness. This section explains the different requirements and the steps to take to meet them.
Warrant of fitness changes
Find out more about changes to the warrant of fitness (WoF) system that will come into effect in 2014.
Before your car, motorcycle, van or ute can get a warrant of fitness, it must undergo an inspection to ensure it's safe to drive.
From 1 July 2012, the NZTA is no longer printing vehicle inspection requirements manual (VIRM) amendments and other related documents, such as PRS manuals and newsletters. From 1 August 2012, all these documents are available on the NZTA Vehicle Inspection Portal in electronic format only.