As you may have heard in the news, new proposed Warrant of Fitness changes will come into effect 1 Jan 2015. The main change affecting regular car owners is that cars first registered in or after Year 2000 will require a Warrant of Fitness every year. While on the surface this is a welcome cost reduction for motorists, we welcome these changes with caution.

What you need to be aware of

One year can be a long time, even for a well maintained and serviced car. Just like before as the car owner as well as driver you are responsible for safety checks on your car. Overlooking a safety aspect on your car could possibly lead to:

  • Your insurance refusing to pay or you being directly liable in case of an accident if your car was not 100% roadworthy.
  • A safety issue being discovered by a police vehicle check - these are explicitly being widened and extended as part of this law change.
  • Your company being liable under Health and Safety legislation in case something occurred with an employee using your company car.

How we can help

We have developed a simple, cost effective Safety Check to make sure your safety issues with your vehicle are picked up. It consists of the following items:

  • Check steering and suspension
  • Check Tyre Condition
  • Check Brake operation
  • Check Lights and adjust if necessary

This service is competitively priced at $30.-- including GST


I got a WOF and a service. Bay Automotive were great, very quick, dropped my car off to my work, and my car has never run so well before. Highly recommend Terry and the team.

Jane Edmondson

Bay Automotive 2012 Ltd

43 Glasgow St
Tauranga, 3110


Phone: 07-571 0623

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