The United Kingdom is planning to make car inspections a 24 month occurrence for modern cars rather than yearly.
Currently, the UK requires cars older than three years to have annual MoTs (basically WoFs but with a less flashy name).
Like New Zealand, a brand-new car in the UK gets its first MoT for three years. After that, they need to have an inspection every 12 months.
However, a proposal by the UK Government could see those 12 months pushed out to 24 in a bid to cut back living costs.
The suggestion has been met with mixed reactions. The UK AA says having cars inspected less regularly makes roads more dangerous. It also reduces the volume of work of inspectors, which could have negative consequences for businesses.
Other commentators are for the idea, mainly because of its effect on their wallets.
An MoT test for a standard passenger car costs no more than £54.85 ($107 NZ).
New Zealand’s largest vehicle inspection company, VTNZ, charges $72 NZ for a 12-month basic WoF.
It begs the question: would you be for a move to see WoFs extend from 12 months to 24?