What you need to know to keep your vehicle compliant during Alert Level 3.

After an extended period at level 4 lockdown, NZ vehicles will be starting to get some more attention next week as over 400,000 kiwis head back to work. Many of these cars might need some love or documentation updated. Fortunately, the government has moved to ensure there isn’t chaos for mechanics and testing stations on the first day back on our roads. Here’s what you need to know

• WoFs, CoFs and driver licences (including endorsements) that expired on or after 1 January 2020 have been temporarily extended. The indicated date for these is October 1, however a concrete date is yet to be announced.

• Safety is still paramount. If you’re concerned about your vehicle, please get in touch with us, or your local mechanic, to have it checked. Just because your WoF might be extended, doesn’t mean your car’s safety is extended too!

• Mechanics are a savvy bunch and have worked to develop ways of completing contactless services and WoFs, so you can trust that you’re in safe hands.

• Dealerships are working under similar principles to ensure if you’re in the market for a new car, or you have regular servicing scheduled for your new ride, you can purchase in a contactless way.

We have also implemented contactless pick up and drop off for customer cars, so if you need to stay home to work, we’ve got you covered.

You can see more detail on the NZTA FAQs website