Vehicle Safety Checks

Why are safety checks important?

Warrant of Fitness has moved from 6 months to a year for many vehicles in the Waikato / Hamilton region. This means that vehicles will go a year without inspections or maintenance. A lot can happen to a vehicle within a year, therefore it is best to regularly check your vehicle for issues such as:

  • Low fluids.
  • Damage to exhaust and fuel system
  • Rust damage
  • Brake issues
  • Low tread depth in tyres.

A safety check gives you peace of mind knowing your vehicle meets or exceeds New Zealand’s road safety standards.

When to get a safety check?

We recommend that you bring your vehicle in for an inspection if you notice any of the following issues:

  • Vibrating or shaking coming from your vehicle
  • Loud noises when the brakes are applied
  • Slippery or unstable driving. Difficulty steering and controlling the vehicle
  • The vehicle feeling uneven or unstable
  • The engine or transmission running inconsistently or poorly

Comprehensive safety checks for your car in Hamilton

Our team of experienced mechanics can make this task easy for you. We can safely and efficiently inspect your vehicle, advising you if there are any faults or damage. Our tests are thorough, and check many important areas, such as the braking system, the steering and suspension systems, tyres, and much more. At the end, you receive a comprehensive report outlining any detected issues in your car.

At Grimmer Motors, we specialise in vehicle testing, meaning we can diagnose problems that many other mechanics cannot. Having your car tested at Grimmer Motors will allow you to have complete peace of mind when driving your vehicle.

If your vehicle is behaving differently, making strange noises, or showing dashboard warnings, Grimmer Motors are happy to quickly diagnose the issue for you. Contact us now to book your appointment.

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Conveniently located in Fairfield, Grimmer Motors have been providing quality service to Hamilton since the company was established in 1934. When you receive a Vehicle Safety Check through Grimmer Motors, you can trust our fully qualified mechanics to safely and efficiently inspect your vehicle, advising you before further repair work is conducted.

Live/work in any of the following areas? Grimmer Motors could be extra convenient for you

  • Fairfield
  • Chartwell
  • Fairview Downs
  • Enderly
  • Peachgrove
  • Claudelands
  • Hamilton East
  • Chedworth
  • Central Hamilton
  • Forest Lake, Beerescourt
  • Frankton
  • Melville
  • Waikato



Grimmer Motors Ltd


Paul Johns

Booked the ol' Fuga in for a service this week. I dropped it off early to take advantage of the free clean and asked if I could have it ready at 3 pm. The service went well and they... pointed out things that would need attention in the future. I like the introduction of the vehicle service and repair log book. Which has all my previous services and fix ups recorded in it. And the Fuga was freshly cleaned and ready at 3pm, like they said. Thanks Team

Cinn Thornton

The team at Grimmer Motors are very friendly and have awesome customer service. My car needed scan as flashing light on dash. The problem was identified , easy to ... understand explanation given and quote for fix provided. Thanks team.

Pip Six

Awesome service. They communicated really well with me about what was going on and then fixed a few extras on the same day I took my van in. A great place.

Lincoln Fernandes

Fast easy reliable and much cheaper compared to dealerships

Hamish O'neill

Great customer service, good communication and works done on time. Thanks Grimmers

Sarah Bowers

Love leaving our car(s) in the friendly and capable hands at Grimmer Motors. Everything from drop off, reception, communication and the work done is of a high standard... and much apprecaited. Another happy customer - thanks Grimmers.