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Book your car in for a Warrant of Fitness and receive a free (optional) car wash and vacuum.
Terms and Conditions: For the best chance of receiving a free car wash, simply make sure you drop your vehicle off before 8:30 am and leave it with us until at least 2:30 pm. If you cannot do this, we will still try our best to get your car cleaned. In events such as heavy rain, we may not be able to wash your car on the day. However, you are welcome to come in another day to redeem your free car wash and vacuum.

Warrant of Fitness Inspections in Hamilton

At Grimmer Motors we offer independent, unbiased, fair, and safe Warrant of Fitness inspections to keep you and your family safe on the roads.


Why a “Cheap WOF” in Hamilton could cost you MUCH more!

If you’re like me you don’t really enjoy getting a WOF which can be a frustrating and sometimes expensive experience. Then there can be the hassle and disruption of being without the car while any repairs are carried out. This leads many of us to search for the “Cheapest WOF in Hamilton” to lower the upfront cost. This can often however be a trap as explained below.


Warrant of Fitness (WOF’s) prices range in Hamilton. There are many reasons for the difference in Warrant of Fitness (WOF) pricing in Hamilton with some of them explained below. However in summary beware of the lowest-priced WOF’s!

A vehicle Warrant of Fitness (WOF) is designed around keeping you, your family, and everyone else safe on our roads. Done properly, a WOF in an auto repair garage should take around 40 to 45 minutes to complete with driving the car onto the workshop hoist, inspecting the car while up on the hoist, road testing, and filling out all the necessary paperwork and invoice. This allows enough time for a comprehensive check of your vehicle, to meet the increasingly strict requirements of the New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA) Warrant of Fitness rules.

Let’s take a look at some of the possible motives for mechanics to offer cheap Warrant of Fitness ispections:

  • Some Hamilton mechanics might believe they can do WOF’s faster than 40 to 45 minutes say every 20 or 30 minutes, but ask yourself, with driving the car onto the workshop hoist, inspecting the car while up on the hoist, road testing, and filling out all the necessary paperwork and the invoice, how much time does that allow for a truly comprehensive and safe WOF inspection?
  • Some Hamilton mechanics might be quiet, and looking for extra work, so offer their WOF’s at a loss to try to make it up by finding extra work on the WOF repairs. It is common for people to bring us WOF Inspection sheets where other workshops have failed many things, that we simply can’t find fault with! In this situation we sometimes recommend getting a new WOF, to avoid the hundreds of dollars at the expense of repairing items that in our opinion should never have been failed.
  • Other auto repair workshops in their area are charging low WOF prices and they believe they have to charge the same low prices to stay competitive. This often happens where there are many workshops close together (such as in Frankton or Te Rapa). We believe it is better to be fully transparent with pricing, and charge a fair price for the WOF, and do a fair, independent WOF inspection, irrespective of what other local car mechanics charge for WOF inspections.


These are some questions to ask when considering the lowest-priced WOF’s in Hamilton

  • Why are they charging a low amount for a WOF? (will this end up costing me more in money, time and frustration?)
  • What are their Google Review Ratings? (what do other people say about them?)
  • Are they likely to do a comprehensive, fair, unbiased WOF, keeping me and my family safe?
  • How professional and friendly are they? (For example, do they have a clean and tidy premises, best technicians, best regular training courses, quality record-keeping systems, modern and quality testing equipment)
  • Is there any added value? (For example, courtesy cars if the car needs WOF repairs, FREE car wash, and vacuum, and so on?)

If you are still tempted by the cheapest WOF’s in Hamilton ask yourself, would I go to a doctor or dentist just because they are the CHEAPEST? Would I send my children to the cheapest health professional I can find?

It is always a question of Value for Money, rather than the lowest price.



Warrant of Fitness in Hamilton

At Grimmer Motors we offer an independent, unbiased, fair and safe Warrant of Fitness to keep you and your family safe on the roads.

If you are looking for a quality, safe, independent “one-stop-shop” for your vehicle Warrant of Fitness (and repairs) in Hamilton then come and see our friendly team at Grimmer Motors for a WOF in Hamilton.  You get the benefit of being able to “book” your WOF with us so you don’t have to wait in line for ages at other Hamilton WOF Testing Stations.

If you leave your car with us from at least 8.30 am to 2.30 pm we will also give it a free basic car wash and vacuum! For more information see WOF Special Offers

If your car does fail the WOF, we will provide you with an estimate for the repairs quickly and free of charge.  We can then provide quality advice or repairs.

For Warrant of Fitness (WOF) inspections in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!

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