New WoF system will save Kiwis time and money
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New WoF system will save Kiwis time and
Posted: 26 Jan 2013 02:14 PM PST
Bridges | Transport
Changes to New Zealand’s warrant of
fitness system, which will see annual inspections for cars
registered after 2000, will save motorists time and money
and will also focus on road safety, says Associate Transport
Minister Simon Bridges. The key changes to the warrant of
fitness system (WoF) include: ...
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