Inconsistent WoF testing

LETTER

In 2011 I purchased the family car and noted the water spray unit attached to the windscreen wipers was not working.

Despite this, every year since then our vehicle has passed an annual WoF test at the GDC testing station. Not once was the issue of the water spray unit noted on the to-do check list sheet.

Up until 2018, when it failed on the aforementioned unit but a warrant was still issued with a reminder that it had to be done.

On Tuesday this week I took the car to the same testing station for a WoF. It failed on the water spray unit.

Why then was it allowed to pass the WoF test for seven consecutive years?

Inconsistent double standards and a money-grabbing enterprise by the GDC?

Supporting our local community has always been our preference.

Looks like the private enterprise around the corner at VTNZ is another option.

Wally Te Ua

In 2011 I purchased the family car and noted the water spray unit attached to the windscreen wipers was not working.

Despite this, every year since then our vehicle has passed an annual WoF test at the GDC testing station. Not once was the issue of the water spray unit noted on the to-do check list sheet.

Up until 2018, when it failed on the aforementioned unit but a warrant was still issued with a reminder that it had to be done.

On Tuesday this week I took the car to the same testing station for a WoF. It failed on the water spray unit.

Why then was it allowed to pass the WoF test for seven consecutive years?

Inconsistent double standards and a money-grabbing enterprise by the GDC?

Supporting our local community has always been our preference.

Looks like the private enterprise around the corner at VTNZ is another option.

Wally Te Ua

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Charmaine Fouhy - 21 days ago
Inconsistent double standards? Money-grabbing enterprise by GDC? I don't recall seeing a complaint from you in these pages over the past seven years when your water unit was allowed to pass the warrant, but only now because you have to pay privately to have it fixed - money I might add that does not go into council coffers.
This is a safety issue, not a financial issue. I agree that safety checks should be consistent and cover all items on the checklist. A clean, clear windshield is a safety issue, not just for your benefit but more importantly for the many other road users sharing the roads with you. Stop moaning and more importantly stop being selfish dude!