A WoF is valid for 12 months in New Zealand. When your WoF expires, you have 28 days to get your vehicle inspected and brought back to compliance requirements. During this time window, you cannot drive your vehicle freely on the road, except for taking it to the authorised service centre for WoF.
You are prohibited by NZ law to drive your vehicle if it has failed the WoF unless you get the car repaired and get a new WoF in time. You get 28 days to bring your vehicle to compliance and get any due repairs done. It is recommended to get your vehicle repaired from the same workshop that performs WoF in order to save time and avoid discrepancies.
No, you cannot drive your vehicle without WoF or even with an expired one. A vehicle with expired or no WoF will be impounded and sent under the hydraulic press. You get 28 days to bring your vehicle back to compliance and make it safe for roads. Also, it is recommended not to leave WoF for the last minute.
The cost varies depending on the model and make. However, at most authorised centres, you can get the warrant of fitness for $50-$60. You can look around and compare prices to find the best deal. In case your vehicle requires any major repair to be able to get WoF, it is best to run the numbers to see if the additional hassles are worth your time and money. If your vehicle is too old, consider scrapping it instead.
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