Easytrip advises motorists buying new cars to update their ownership details. The motoring solutions specialist, and Ireland's only parking and tolling provider, is advising motorists to update their account details when buying and selling cars this summer.
As consumer confidence grows in the motor industry, with over 9,207 cars registered in the first week of July, easytrip is calling on new car owners to avoid incurring toll bills and penalty notices from motorway operators by updating their account.
Here are some possible scenarios that can lead to you paying unnecessary toll charges:
• Buying a new car: if you’ve bought a new car and transferred your existing tag to it but forgotten to update your account details, you’ll risk receiving a toll bill (billed at the higher rate ) and penalty charge if you’ve travelled through the M50 toll plaza as your new car registration is not connected to your toll tag account.
• Selling your old car: if you’ve sold your old car and inadvertently left your tag in the car and haven’t updated your toll tag account, the new owner could continue to use your tag at most barrier toll plazas, racking up a bill connected to your account.
“Whether you’re trading in or trading up, purchasing a new car is a huge milestone for most and we advise motorists not to spoil this time by ensuring that they remove their tag from their old car along with any other personal items,” says Ciara O’Brien, general manager, easytrip. “We would encourage new car owners to update their account details as soon as they possibly can once change of ownership has been processed.”
Existing easytrip customers can update their vehicle details through their online account or by contacting easytrip on 1890 67 67 68. Sign up to an easytrip tag account, save on toll fees and avoid incurring late fines and penalties on your M50 motorway toll charges.