Wof Hamilton

Your one-stop-shop for WOF testing, car servicing and vehicle repairs in the Hamilton CBD

WOF Hamilton - Warrant of Fitness Testing

  • Qualified and experienced inspectors
  • Fully equipped workshop for all vehicle repairs
  • AA Licensed Repairers, NZTA Approved, MTA Assured & Bosch Service Technicians
  • Comprehensive safety checks for peace-of-mind motoring
  • Affordable, efficient service that gets you back on the road sooner
  • All types of vehicles make and models

Is your WOF due or expired? For the best WOF in Hamilton, you can’t go past Arnel Service Centre.

Our advanced trained Bosch Car Service Technicians –

  1. Conduct all safety checks and inspect your vehicle to ensure it is safe to drive.
  2. Inform you of any maintenance required, to prevent issues later on.
  3. Notify you of any concerns and provide you with an estimate of repair costs. We may even be able to conduct the repairs that day.

What happens if your WOF fails?

Rest assured our team will do everything we can to remedy any issues quickly and cost-effectively. We understand how much people rely on their cars and do everything we can to make your vehicle safe and get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

  1. Firstly, we provide you with an estimate for repairs. We will try and provide options, so you can make the best choice for you. For example, if your WOF fails because of your tyres, we’ll provide you with a few different choices in different price brackets.
  2. Then if you give us the ‘go-ahead’ to carry out the repairs, we’ll try and get it done that day. Otherwise, we can reschedule for a time that suits you.
  3. Repairs are conducted in accordance with manufacturers requirements, to protect your warranty.

What is a WOF?

A Warrant of Fitness checks the safety of your vehicle. There are 58 checks in total, although not all apply to every car; it does go to show how comprehensive a WoF check is.

What does a WOF cover?

Lights and reflectors (including fog lamps)



Tyre condition
(tread depth)


Brake operation


Steering wheel


Structural condition
(rust is not allowed in
certain areas)


(is your windscreen safe?)


(washers and wipers)


(do they open and close safely?)


Safety belts


(must be working)


Steering and suspension
(must be safe and secure)




Fuel system
(there must be no leaks)

How long does a WOF take?

Allow for an hour. Drop your car off and leave it with us while you shop, keep appointments or eat out in the CBD.

Do you provide courtesy cars for repairs?

Absolutely, if you book in advance we can provide you with a courtesy car.

Can you run me to and from work?

Of course. One of our team would be happy to drop you off to where you need to go and pick you up when your car is ready.

If I don't have a WOF, am I still insured?

You’ll need to check the specifics for your policy, but most insurance policies don’t cover you if your WOF has lapsed. Which is another reason why it is so important to keep it up to date.

How long do I have to get my WOF re-tested?

If your WOF fails, you have 28 days to carry out necessary repairs and have your vehicle retested. It is free to retest your vehicle after repairs within this period.

What is the fine for an expired WOF?

$200 is the cost for an expired WOF, which is a lot more than the cost of the WOF test. There are no grace periods for not having a WOF. The only exception to a fine would be if you were on your way to having your vehicle tested.

Arnel Service Centre is your ‘one-stop-shop’ for all WOF assessment, car repairs, and car servicing. You can count on us to provide efficient, highly competent WOF Hamilton testing, vehicle servicing, and car repairs at a great rate.

Don’t wait in line at other Hamilton WOF testing stations; book online with us today for an easy, enjoyable WOF assessment.

Fully equipped workshop, right in the centre of Hamilton