The End of Vehicle Tax Discs

As from 1st of October we will see the end of Vehicle Tax Discs you will no longer need to display your tax disk on you vehicle. That’s not the end Vehicle tax.

The End of Vehicle Tax DiscsFrom 1 October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle. If you have a tax disc with any months left to run after this date, then it can be removed from the vehicle and destroyed.

From 1 October, when you buy a vehicle, the vehicle tax will no longer be transferred with the vehicle. You will need to get new vehicle tax before you can use the vehicle.

You can tax the vehicle using the New Keeper Supplement (V5C/2) part of the vehicle registration certificate (V5C) online or by using our automated phone service – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0300 123 4321.

Alternatively, you may wish to via your local branch.

Also as we are seeing  the end of Vehicle Tax Discs from 1 October, vehicle tax will not transferable, so you won’t be able to include any remaining tax when you sell a vehicle. If you sell a vehicle after 1 October and you have notified DVLA, you will automatically get a refund for any full remaining months left on the vehicle tax. The refund will be sent to the keepers details on DVLA records so you need to make sure that these are correct.

because of the end of Vehicle Tax Discs you will no longer need to make a separate application for a refund of vehicle tax. DVLA will automatically issue a refund when a notification is received from the person named on DVLA vehicle register that the:

  • vehicle has been sold or transferred
  • vehicle has been scrapped at an Authorised Treatment Facility
  • vehicle has been exported
  • vehicle has been removed from the road and the person on the vehicle register has made a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN)
  • person on the vehicle register has changed the tax class on the vehicle to an exempt duty tax class

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Vehicle tax changes

Updates and advice on abolition of the vehicle tax disc.

From 1 October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle windscreen.

You can apply online to tax or SORN your vehicle using your 16 digit reference number from your vehicle tax renewal reminder (V11) or 11 digit reference number from your log book (V5C)

What this means to you

To drive or keep a vehicle on the road you will still need to get vehicle tax and DVLA will still send you a renewal reminder when your vehicle tax is due to expire. This applies to all types of vehicles including those that are exempt from payment of vehicle tax.

BUYING A VEHICLE

From 1 October, when you buy a vehicle, the vehicle tax will no longer be transferred with the vehicle. You will need to get new vehicle tax before you can use the vehicle.

You can tax the vehicle using the New Keeper Supplement (V5C/2) part of the vehicle registration certificate (V5C) online or by phone – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit a Post Office® branch.

SELLING A VEHICLE

If you sell a vehicle after 1 October and you have notified DVLA, you will automatically get a refund for any full calendar months left on the vehicle tax.

VEHICLE TAX REFUNDS

You will no longer need to make a separate application for a refund of vehicle tax. DVLA will automatically issue a refund when a notification is received from the person named on DVLA vehicle register that the:

  • vehicle has been sold or transferred
  • vehicle has been scrapped at an Automated Treatment Facility
  • vehicle has been exported
  • vehicle has been stolen
  • vehicle has been removed from the road and the person on the vehicle register has made a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN)
  • person on the vehicle register has changed the tax class on the vehicle to an exempt duty tax class
  • person on the vehicle register has taken out new vehicle tax as part of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) scheme (Standard Rate Mobility Element)

CHECKING THE TAX STATUS OF A VEHICLE

You can check the tax status of any vehicle online. This can also be used for rental vehicles.

Information taken from https://www.gov.uk/government/news/vehicle-tax-changes

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Training after your test

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Winter Driving Tips

Even experienced drivers may struggle with the snowy and icy conditions that a British winter presents. New drivers may find winter driving conditions even more of a challenge. Here we provide 5 tips to keep you safe on the road once the bad weather arrives.

Take the basic precautions
The simple, basic precautions can be the most important during the winter period. Make sure that your car is properly maintained at all times and thoroughly plan your journey before you set off. It is much more likely that there will be diversions and hold-ups during periods of bad weather so allow longer for your journeys. Make sure that there`s plenty of fuel in the car and that the oil, water and screenwash levels are all topped up. Make sure you have breakdown cover.

Stopping distances
You need to double stopping distances in icy conditions as a minimum precaution. Ideally you should be far enough away from the car in front so that you could bring your car to a standstill without the use of brakes and still not hit the rear of the car in front.

Change your driving technique
Drive in the highest gear feasible as this results in the best level of control. When you move off on a slippery road, use second gear if you can as you will get more grip.

Once you`ve set off it is critical to accelerate, brake and steer as smoothly as possible. Try to anticipate the dangers ahead and react early to them. You will need to drive more slowly than you normally would but not so slowly that you don`t have any momentum behind you when you need it.

Always pull slowly away and don`t over rev the car. Should you find yourself in a skid come off all of the pedals straight away and try to use just the steering wheel to control the car. If you can`t steer out of trouble then use the brakes only as a last resort. In icy conditions you cannot rely upon ABS to give its usual level of control.

Prepare in advance
Well-inflated tyres with a decent amount of tread are even more crucial in wintery conditions. There should be a minimum of 3mm of tread on a tyre. It is also a good idea to keep some WD40 in the car in case the locks freeze. Also take some food and water, some warm clothes and a shovel. Keep you phone charged as you may need it in an emergency.

Fit winter tyres
Winter tyres provide better grip and control in both dry and wet conditions as well on ice and snow. Winter tyres reduce a vehicle`s stopping distance considerably and keep their traction much better in icy and snowy conditions. Poor-weather tyres are becoming much more popular in the UK and tyre hotels have even started to pop up where you can store your summer tyres if you don`t have room at home. When the temperature dips under 7 degrees it is best to opt for specialised winter tyres whereas all-season tyres may be used all year round. If you do decide to get some winter tyres, make sure that you have a full set fitted as mixed tyres can make a car less stable, particularly when travelling downhill.

For more information on winter tyres and for other driving tips, online forums such as those found at http://www.torquecars.com can be invaluable.