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  Reply # 738717 30-Dec-2012 21:26
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Also another thing I have learned is your brakes can be close to useless and still pass a wof.




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  Reply # 738762 31-Dec-2012 06:31
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What about rego expiring ... Still insured?

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  Reply # 738763 31-Dec-2012 06:32
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I always thought car had to be street legal to be insured phew

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  Reply # 738766 31-Dec-2012 08:11
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Just had a glance at my AMI policy document ...

No cover for unsafe vehicles.

http://www.ami.co.nz/Documents/Policy%20documents/AMI%20Vehicle%20Policy.pdf

The way I understand it then:

No Wof and vehicle is safe. You should be covered.

No Wof and vehicle is unsafe. You Probably not covered.

No wof, and insurance agent having a bad day, you probably also not covered..

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  Reply # 738767 31-Dec-2012 08:14
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joker97: I always thought car had to be street legal to be insured phew


It has to be street legal.
See above.

A car with no current WOF (In WOF condition) may be OK.
A car with no WOF, with say bald tyres and faulty breaks will not be insured.



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  Reply # 738801 31-Dec-2012 10:11
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As pointed out already, its quite simple. If your car has a fault that causes the claim. No insurance if expired wof. No rego is no factor in insurance

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  Reply # 738830 31-Dec-2012 11:22
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Where is the OP located?

Plenty of testing stations/ garages open this time of year !
On Road, VTNZ, private garages... you will find someone unless your in a one horse town.
(One Horse town refers to a small town with one pub).


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  Reply # 738831 31-Dec-2012 11:27
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BraaiGuy:
joker97: I always thought car had to be street legal to be insured phew


It has to be street legal.
See above.

A car with no current WOF (In WOF condition) may be OK.
A car with no WOF, with say bald tyres and faulty breaks will not be insured.




Apparently doesnt need to be street legal, just road worthy

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  Reply # 738838 31-Dec-2012 11:48
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To me regardless of whether your car was in WOF condition or not, if you haven't got a WOF and you drive it you're setting yourself up for drama. If you've got another car (as the OP does) why take the chance? Just seems a bit daft to me.

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  Reply # 738874 31-Dec-2012 13:44
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I think this thread supports wof every 12 mths for normal road users

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  Reply # 738878 31-Dec-2012 13:46
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For those "but oz has cheap this and does that that other way" people .. There is no "wof" needed until you sell your car ... At least most states i cant speak for all states



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  Reply # 738885 31-Dec-2012 14:04
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Gooseybhai: Where is the OP located?

Plenty of testing stations/ garages open this time of year !
On Road, VTNZ, private garages... you will find someone unless your in a one horse town.
(One Horse town refers to a small town with one pub).



yeah, got it done today but nothing was open yesterday.





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  Reply # 739404 2-Jan-2013 15:37
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I had a accident in my car with a expired WOF ,not my fault thought, and the insurance company told me even if it had been my fault if and my car was up to WOF standard I still would have been covered.

As already mentioned thought even if I had a WOF and my car wasn't up to WOF standard and this caused the crash I wouldn't be covered.

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