Question Details: I currently have no warrant of fitness as my car needs parts imported from Japan in order to get it. In the meantime can I use my car even though it has no warrant of fitness?
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No, you cannot use your car in the meantime. You may only drive it directly to the place where it is getting repaired, and then once it is repaired you may drive it directly to the place where you are getting the warrant done. So you must not use your vehicle for any other purpose until the parts arrive and you drive it directly to where the parts are being installed.
Note that even when you are driving it to get the repairs done, it still has to be safe to be operated on the road or you must not drive it.
For more information on getting a warrant of fitness, or more generally on vehicle safety, please refer to this website: www.nzta.govt.nz.
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