In case you're unaware, then you must know that a staggering amount of vehicles in New Zealand fail their WoF or Warrant of Fitness test, especially when opting for the test the first time. According to recent reports of May 2021, almost 380,000 WoF inspections were carried out and almost 150,000 failed. It should be known that the majority of these test failures happen due to simple defects, which can easily be checked & fixed before opting for the WoF test.
Therefore, we have formulated a guide containing some of the essential car component categories that you should look into before applying for a test of WoF in Manukau.
1. The Lights Of Your Vehicle
The first thing that you perform is to check whether all the lights of your vehicle are operating correctly – both the interiors and the exteriors. You can ask someone or one of your family members to help you out with the same so that you can complete the process hassle-free. Moreover, ensure that all the lenses are clean and are free from any type of cracks or even moisture.
2. The Suspension & Steering Of Your Vehicle
Fixing the suspension or even the steering can be a difficult task to perform, especially when you don't have any idea about the workings of either of the component. Some of the telltale signs of your car suspension not working as intended are thumps, knocking noises or feeling unsettled when moving over bumps.
Telltale signs of your steering wheel not working as intended are:
Steering wheel not being straight
The steering wheel is difficult to operate
Dashboard warning light
3. The Tyres Of Your Vehicle
It’s time now to visually check all the four tyres of your car, including the spare tyre, to ensure all are secure and in good running condition. Moreover, you should also check the tyres for any unusual damage or wear. Additionally, check the air pressure of the car tyres and proceed to inflate if the tyres if the pressure is on the lower side.
In case you feel that any of the car tyres are not fit for usage or have been worn out beyond further usage, don't hesitate to replace the same. Otherwise, the issue will get pointed out in the WoF test and thus your vehicle will fail the inspection.
4. The Brakes Of Your Vehicle
In case you're hearing squeaking or squealing sounds every time you press the brake pedal, then there's something wrong with your vehicle's braking system. There can be a situation that the brake pads have worn out and the brake callipers are coming in direct contact with the bare metal of the vehicle wheels. Moreover, you have to ensure that you have enough brake fluid so that the braking system can operate seamlessly without hiccups.
If you have any further questions relating to WoF tests, be sure to let us know.