Car Tax disc changes on the 1st October 2014. 26/09/14
From Wednesday 1st of October it will no longer be necessary to display a paper tax disc on your vehicle.
Unfortunately this does not mean you don't have to pay Tax on your vehicle though...!
If you have a tax disc that is still valid after this date then you can legally remove it from your vehicle. But remember you still need to renew your car tax when it expires.
You should still receive a reminder that your vehicle tax is about to expire by post in the normal way.
To renew your tax disc you have three possible options:
How do the Police know if my car is taxed?
The Police will be monitoring vehicles with ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) equipment which is built in to vehicles operated by traffic Police and also some static traffic cameras.
If you sell your vehicle
The changes also mean that when you sell your vehicle the tax is NOT transferred to the new owner. You can apply for a refund for any outstanding tax when you notify the DVLA of the change of ownership.
All information provided is believed to be correct at the time of publication.
No need to claim on your insurance
However if you were not at-fault for the accident, you can choose to either claim on your own insurance policy or make a claim independently of your insurer. To find out more call 02392 484 244 and we will be happy to help.
We and our partners help thousands of people make independent accident claims. Our service enables motorists to get the help and assistance they need to resolve their accident related issues, with the costs being recovered directly from the at-fault driver on your behalf.
No excess to pay
This money should of course be recovered by an insurer at a later date, but with our service - you do not have to pay it at all.
By using our independent claims service, you are not making a claim on your insurance policy and so you will have no excess to pay.
Receive a like-for-like replacement hire vehicle
Other policies may offer a 'courtesy car' but this is often just a 'basic' saloon or hatchback which may not be suitable for your needs.
Car Call and its partners will provide a like-for-like replacement vehicle as part of our service. This means we will endeavour to supply a hire-vehicle that similar to your own in terms of its type, make and engine size.
So whether you drive a small hatchback or a prestige sports car, we will look to provide a similar hire-vehicle that suits your needs.
Manufacturer approved vehicle repairs
Many of our accident repair centres are have manufacturer approvals for specific brands, so if you require a manufacturer approved repair centre, simply tell your personal claim handler and they will ensure your vehicle goes to an approved repairer.
Want you vehicle repaired by a specific garage? No problem, we can alternatively use a repairer that you specify.
They issues they can assist you with include:
- Recovery of the cost of the replacement hire-vehicle
- Recovery of the cost of uplifting your damaged vehicle
- Recovery of all repair costs
- Recovery of the cost of damaged of personal items
- Seeking financial compensation for an injury