Certificate of Fitness – COF

Drivesure Vehicle Testing now offer Certificate of Fitness (COF) Inspections for Taxi and Rental vehicles, as well as Taxi Meter Certification and Certificates of Loading.

Our service is friendly, practical and very cost efficient. Drivesure inspectors are used to delivering the requirements of taxi and rental operators for a fast, low cost inspection that keeps them compliant and safe on the roads.

We also offer inspections at a repairers or operators premises. This is subject to volumes and NZTA site authorisation, but is a great option for fleet operators who wish to avoid the backwards and forwards of taking vehicle to a testing station for inspection and re-inspection.

What a CoF is not

A CoF is not a pre-purchase inspection. It doesn’t include many areas of a vehicle’s condition. For example it doesn’t check:

  • engine, clutch, gearbox and differential
  • lubricant levels and condition
  • brake pad lining (unless visible) or life expectancy
  • paint work condition and rust in non-structural areas.

As well as six-monthly CoF inspections you need:

  • a certificate of loading. This states the various required weight ratings, such as axle and tyre ratings; and the maximum number of passengers for passenger service vehicles. It’s usually on the front windscreen or in the cab
  • a road user charges licence for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes (3500kg) or if powered by diesel or another fuel not taxed when sold
  • an approved hubodometer for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes (3500kg).