Is there WOF coruption?

YES
26
60%
NO
1
2%
I have no idea
8
19%
Don't care
8
19%
 
Total voters : 43

Wof Corruption

Postby slimdog on Tue 21/Sep/10 3:31pm

Is there such a thing.

Whats the difference between a $30 and a $50 WOF?

Discuss!!!!!!
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Re: Wof Corruption

Postby thorg on Tue 21/Sep/10 3:38pm

slimdog wrote:Whats the difference between a $30 and a $50 WOF?
$20
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Re: Wof Corruption

Postby AdamMTB on Tue 21/Sep/10 3:39pm

There are $30 WOF's?
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Re: Wof Corruption

Postby Wobbler on Tue 21/Sep/10 3:41pm

the 30 dollar one is probably done by old mate at the garage who will find things wrong with your car that are no issue for him to fix for a nominal fee
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Re: Wof Corruption

Postby 12GAUGE on Tue 21/Sep/10 3:45pm

:withstupid: ....although I have found VTNZ can be really picky, like failed WOF for no water in windscreen washer tank whereas my mechanic would have just chucked some in.
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Re: Wof Corruption

Postby OliverBendix on Tue 21/Sep/10 3:51pm

+1 on the VTNZ vs small independant garage thing - I'd rather leave the car with the mechanic who will fix any minor issues he finds.

I don't expect him to give it an 'easy warrant', but having to come back another day because a parking light is out is a pain.
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Re: Wof Corruption

Postby ThingOne on Tue 21/Sep/10 4:01pm

Tis true, last WOF VTNZ said the headlight was pointed too low, so wife took car to dealership who adjusted, took back to VTNZ, who said still too low, so back to Dealership who adjusted, then back to VTNZ who still said a wee bit too low, but said would issue the wof as I suspect they could sense wife blood boiling.
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Re: Wof Corruption

Postby swtchbckr on Tue 21/Sep/10 5:03pm

+1 on VTNZ being a pain in the ass. WAAAY too picky.
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Re: Wof Corruption

Postby MattV on Tue 21/Sep/10 6:18pm

I've had a few inconstancies with VTNZ. Last time I went to a mechanic, not only was he cheaper but he also topped up my brake fluid and polished up my headlamps for free. :thumbsup:
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Re: Wof Corruption

Postby pushbikerider on Tue 21/Sep/10 6:40pm

swtchbckr wrote:+1 on VTNZ being a pain in the ass. WAAAY too picky.


some times not too picky, some times they just have no fucking idea,

VTNZ and other independent testing stations are viewed as cruisy numbers for tired old mechanics who can't be bothered working as mechanics anymore and take great pleasure in failing cars, sometimes for things that either
a) aren't warrant items
b) they fail to identify basic parts of cars and mistake parts for other parts

For me the real eye opener was to take my work car (2005 corolla wagon) and to watch how cursory an inspection it was given, V/s the working over that my 1991 FXGT got last time it went to a VTNZ
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Re: Wof Corruption

Postby Slim on Tue 21/Sep/10 7:01pm

that is because company cars are generally well looked after and not cocked about with.
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Re: Wof Corruption

Postby snr_merv on Tue 21/Sep/10 7:05pm

I've heard of a lot of corruption, not so much in failing people expensively, but letting people pass because of lazy technicians and places offering discount WOFs not giving a shit. Soooo many dodgy stories here among students with shitter cars/Undie 500 cars. Someone also told me about a dude they encountered in Roto selling people WOFs in the pub!
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Re: Wof Corruption

Postby pushbikerider on Tue 21/Sep/10 7:06pm

Slim wrote:that is because company cars are generally well looked after and not cocked about with.


Yes that is normally the case, but still, why be any less detail oriented with one versus the other?
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Re: Wof Corruption

Postby ThingOne on Tue 21/Sep/10 7:15pm

pushbikerider wrote:VTNZ and other independent testing stations are viewed as cruisy numbers for tired old mechanics who can't be bothered working as mechanics anymore and take great pleasure in failing cars.


:withstupid:

Plus the receptionist at vtnz thordon reception, is just plain nasty.. (was about a year ago, so maybe not there now).. wouldnt speak and served me with her ipod on and just pointed where to take car and sit, with a filthy look on her face.
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Re: Wof Corruption

Postby znomit on Tue 21/Sep/10 7:18pm

Gotta say the Palmy VTNZ on Tremaine ave is great. :thumbsup:
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