Certificate Of Fitness Testing

All COF are  by booking only

Certificate of Fitness

To book your vehicle in for COF  call us  09 431 2148   or mobile  021 203 3169

Email agridustrial@gmail.com

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A certificate of fitness (CoF) is a regular check to ensure that your vehicle meets required safety standards. Legally you must have your vehicle inspected for a CoF every six months. Vehicles requiring this certification are:

heavy vehicles – trucks, larger trailers, motor homes
all passenger service vehicles – taxis, shuttles and buses
rental vehicles.


NZTA information


What a CoF inspection covers

The CoF inspection is a general safety check, similar to that of a WoF. Approved testing station inspectors check the aspects set out in our vehicle inspection requirements manual (VIRM) including:

  • tyre condition (including tread depth).
  • brake condition and operation (PDF, 1 MB, 2 pages)
  • structural condition (rust is not allowed in certain areas)
  • towing connection condition and certification
  • load restraints such as load anchorages, log bolsters, or curtain systems for condition and applicable certification
  • certificate of loading (display and validity)
  • transport service licence number (if required)
  • lights (are all bulbs working? do lights comply?)
  • glazing (is your windscreen safe?)
  • windscreen washers and wipers
  • doors (do they open and close safely?)
  • safety belts (must not be faded or damaged; buckles must work properly)
  • airbags (if fitted)
  • speedometer (must be working)
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  • steering and suspension (must be safe and secure)
  • exhaust (there must be no leaks and the exhaust must not be smoky or louder than the original exhaust system)
  • fuel system (there must be no leaks).

If your vehicle is required to operate under a transport service licence (eg goods vehicles 6000kg or over, vehicle recovery vehicles or large passenger vehicles) then you must provide your transport service licence number to the inspector before the CoF will be granted. See Factsheet 47: Transport service licences for more information about who requires a transport service licence.