June 16, 2016

If you’re looking for a Warrant of Fitness in Nelson, then Nicholls Auto are the guys to call!

From the start of last year, the New Zealand government made it compulsory for every car on the roads to have a full Warrant of Fitness. This must be reissued every 12 months, or in the case of older vehicles (over 6 years), every six months.

What is a Warrant of Fitness?

To sum it up, a Warrant of Fitness is basically an overall check up of your car. In order to make sure it’s road worthy, a certified mechanic will go through a comprehensive checklist of things that need to be working to a satisfactory standard.

These include checks like:

  • Condition of your tyres (tread & pressure)
  • Brakes
  • Body condition (rusty cars are not allowed in a few areas)
  • Lights (headlights and break lights)
  • Windscreen transparency
  • Doors
  • Seatbelts
  • Working air bags
  • Speedometer
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Exhaust
  • Fuel system

Only a qualified mechanic in a certified workshop can give you a Warrant of Fitness. Nicholls Auto is fully certified by the New Zealand Transport Agency to issue a Warrant of Fitness in Nelson. Our mechanics are highly experienced, with a friendly and trustworthy opinion.

Because you are required by law to have a Warrant of Fitness, if you are pulled over whilst driving and can’t produce yours, then you may be in trouble. A standard of quality is essential for each car on our roads, because it’s not just your own life you’re putting in danger, it’s everyone else out there too.

So if you’re due a Warrant of Fitness in Nelson, pop in and see us. Our friendly staff will be only too happy to help.