Garage’s Inspecting Authority Revoked Over Compliance Issues

Feb 14, 2019
3241 Views

An Invercargill garage is in trouble over warrants of fitness affecting more than 3500 vehicle owners.

The Transport Agency has revoked the inspecting authority of mechanic Donald McLean, and of his garage The WOF Man Limited.

“Mr McLean has a history of compliance issues and upheld customer complaints relating to the poor quality of his inspections,” the agency said in a statement.

He failed to properly inspect brakes, exhaust systems and corrosion repairs, and let his personal issuing authority to be used for WOF inspections he did not perform.

“We are unaware of specific concerns relating to individual vehicles however, due to the poor quality of Mr McLean inspections, there is a possibility that some vehicles may have been incorrectly passed.”

It would be contacting 3515 vehicle owners to advise them about the options for a re-check, and provide vouchers for that, the agency said.

Another four inspectors or garages around the country have had their ability to issue warrants revoked, and 20 have been suspended.

You may be interested

Three Vehicles Destroyed In Suspicious Fire Behind Windsor Garage
News
1300 views
News
1300 views

Three Vehicles Destroyed In Suspicious Fire Behind Windsor Garage

News Desk - Apr 23, 2019

Early Tuesday morning (23rd April) a suspicious fire destroyed three vehicles parked behind Northern Auto Services in Windsor. Emergency services…

Funeral Notices – Tuesday 23rd April
Funeral Notices
888 views
Funeral Notices
888 views

Funeral Notices – Tuesday 23rd April

Notices - Apr 23, 2019

If you would like your recently lost loved ones death / funeral notice or memoriam listed here, contact your Funeral…

Police Chase Following Family Harm Matter Ends On Herbert Street
News
7407 views
News
7407 views

Police Chase Following Family Harm Matter Ends On Herbert Street

News Desk - Apr 22, 2019

Police were called to a family harm matter in Invercargill shortly after 10am. After threatening people at an address a…