About VTNZ About VTNZ

About VTNZ

As New Zealand’s largest vehicle inspection service, we’re all about keeping Kiwis and their vehicles safe on the road. And with a nationwide network of Driver Testers, we make sure you’re a safe driver too.

What we do

Come to VTNZ for WoFs, CoFs, Vehicle Condition Assessments, simple replacements, maintenance, regos, driver licensing, once overs before you buy or to import a vehicle.

We carry out over one and half million car and truck assessments each year as well over 200,000 practical driver tests, more than any other company in New Zealand. Over 30,000 businesses across New Zealand choose VTNZ for their vehicle assessment services, advice and support. From New Zealand’s largest transport operators to local tradesmen and the public, our nationwide network of expert Automotive Technicians have been helping Kiwis since 1994.

VTNZ is proudly owned by DEKRA the world leaders in safety. and MTA the largest automotive industry body in New Zealand.


What we believe in

Our people speak ‘fluent car’ and can hold a conversation in van, peoplemover, ute and moped. They know motorbike and pushbike. They’ll even have a chat in tractor, trailer or caravan.

Our Automotive Technicians can speak vehicle safety for you too: just give them the keys. Or, they can help translate: ask them lots of questions (they don’t mind). Our people are happiest when they’re helping you better understand your vehicle.

We believe it’s not about passing or failing, it’s about helping our customers keep safe and on the road.


Who we are

With a team of over 1,000, VTNZ is the largest employer of Automotive Technicians in New Zealand and the largest provider of driver testing services.

Our people reflect the culture of VTNZ. Our people believe that through loyalty and our can-do, will-do attitude, everyone will feel valued and we will delight each customer.

VTNZ won the Enterprise category for both the 2014 and 2015 IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Surveys. Our highly-engaged team showed us just how happy they are to be making a real difference to vehicle and driver safety.

With more than 100 locations across New Zealand, plus mobile Automotive Technicians who can come to you, we have nationwide coverage, no matter where your vehicles are based.

Key moments in our history

  • 1994
    Vehicle Testing New Zealand started as a State Owned Enterprise, growing to 52 branches in five years
  • 1999
    VTNZ was privatised and purchased by MTA (Motor Trade Association)
  • 2008
    All On Road branches were rebranded to VTNZ
  • 2010
    VTNZ started offering Roadside Assistance products
  • 2013
    DEKRA SE purchased 60% of MTA shares in VTNZ
    VTNZ started to offer a wider range of services such as mid-WoF safety checks
  • 2014
    VTNZ was Overall Winner of the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Awards and won the Best Enterprise category for companies with over 750 employees
    VTNZ took over practical driver testing in New Zealand
  • 2015
    VTNZ again won the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Award for Enterprise category


We are powered by DEKRA

DEKRA is a world-leader in testing and auditing services.

Providing independent expert services, DEKRA work for safety on the road, at work and at home.

Founded in Berlin in 1925, DEKRA is one of  world’s leading inspection organisations undertaking over 23 million inspections every year. DEKRA employs around 32,000 people in more than 50 countries on all five continents.

DEKRA’s vision is to be the global partner for a safe, secure and sustainable world.

This means significant benefits for New Zealand drivers. VTNZ has access to world leading technology and the highest standards for vehicle safety, and brings that DEKRA expertise home.

Visit one of our 80+ branches nationwide

We'll have you road ready in no time.