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    VTNZ WOF

    $59 for 17 minutes for WOF check, better charge out rate than franchise dealers.

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    Struth. Thats where the local garage can be better as long as they don't make up repairs
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    I would say loosing the 6 monthly check on 2000 on vehicles has a bit to do with it.

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    I never take my vehicles to VTNZ for WOF, we bought a little farm car for one of our staff to use a few years back and took it in "just to see what it needed" as we knew it had a few things wrong, bloody thing came out the other side with a WOF on it, had a pretty decent cut in one tyre, a buggered front passenger seatbelt that wouldn't stay clipped in and a few other things wrong with it. They seem like the opposite of "the dodgy local mechanic who makes up repairs" and just want to pump through as many cars as possible. I don't want my partner driving an unsafe vehicle that they have "slapped a wof on"
    Now we just use one mechanic (local) for everything and theres a working relationship that's built up there where we trust him 100% to be firm but fair on WOF's
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    Yep far more trust in the mechanics who service my work vehicles than the monkeys at vtnz. Had more than one bad experience with them

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    My experience w VTNZ is similar; anal ba......s who pinged me cos my spare tyre was apparently obscuring the indicators.... yet the same staff had issued five prior with no concern!

    But, if my vehicle gets thru in 17 minutes and no remedial work required, I'm happy (comments re a safe vehicle are noted and agreed btw)

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    VTNZ seem to have a target list for certain vehicles, like 4WD and over sized tyres & light bars etc and miss the obvious things

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    Remember that times are changing
    WoFs were once solely done by the local mechanic who had done an apprenticeship and knew an engine/gearbox inside out and everything attached to the outside of it.
    Now Wofs are done by the likes of VTNZ by "technicians" on a minimal wage. They don't have 20-30 years of oil embedded under their nails and are not practical minded
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    I built a trailer and took it to vtnz for new plate ,rego and wof without any troubles last week . price doesn't matter as long as it goes through. sold trailer next day . I have to finish my tandem next and put that up on the market so I can build some more trailers .

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    Quote Originally Posted by kawekakid View Post
    I built a trailer and took it to vtnz for new plate ,rego and wof without any troubles last week . price doesn't matter as long as it goes through. sold trailer next day . I have to finish my tandem next and put that up on the market so I can build some more trailers .
    Where are you buying your trailer parts from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathias View Post
    Where are you buying your trailer parts from?
    I get mine locally from the manufacturer.

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    I bought a ute a while back that had a VTNZ wof on it (Porirua branch)

    Went to register it later when due and they said I couldn't as it had no wof.
    I said it has one and you can come outside and see it - she said no record of it on the system
    Back to Porirua VTNZ and they say It's not legit - I say yes it is so they admit that a girl who had worked there (and has since been fired) was scamming them giving out wofs to her Mongrel Mob boyfriends mates
    I say IDC just give me a new wof and the guy says we will check it for free at which point I told him that was as much good as a chocolate teapot to me

    Now I go to a really good crowd in Martin Square off Taranaki St called ABC motors and they check it properly and don't try selling me bullshit which is what we all want anyway

    TL;DR - Don't trust VTNZ

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    Took my ute (F150) for a wof at VTNZ yesterday. It has been getting a wof in NZ since 2004.
    Yesterday they decide the lights don't comply with New Zealand standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Took my ute (F150) for a wof at VTNZ yesterday. It has been getting a wof in NZ since 2004.
    Yesterday they decide the lights don't comply with New Zealand standards.
    Wtf...

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