AA Motoring in New Zealand is urging motorists to renew their car’s Warrant of Fitness (WoF) now while its sites still have capacity – before the deadline.

The organisation has warned that drivers face increasingly long wait times the closer it gets to the government’s October 10 deadline to renew.

Vehicle owners with warrants that expired this year have until October 10 to get their checks done. Hundreds of thousands of WoFs still need to be completed.

“A WoF is an independent safety assessment for your vehicle by a professional, which ensures everything from your car’s tyres, to its brakes and airbags are in good working order,” said AA Motoring Services General Manager Jonathan Sergel.

“It can pick up things you might not notice yourself, including issues which can seriously affect occupant safety, and potentially the safety of other road users.”

The October 10 document extension also applies to Certificate of Fitness (CoFs), driver licences, endorsement, vehicle licences (regos) and some vehicle certifications that expired this year.