Recently, I’ve received a notification from the Land Transport Authority to renew my road tax. This task wasnt as difficult as I thought it would be – after consulting with the Vespa Club forum, I now have a better idea of how to do it.
Here are the steps on how to renew your road tax :
1. Send your vehicle for a full check up
I had my GT200 checked at Tong Aik after being recommended by a colleague. I like Tong Aik as they specialised in Vespas and they know what they are doing.
Tong Aik was professional, friendly and the prices are quite reasonable. I definitely recommend them for Vespa owners.
2. Head for your nearest Vehicle Inspection Center
Because I live in the west, I chose to go to the Vicom at Bukit Batok for my vehicle inspection. It was just a couple of minutes away from my workplace.
You’ll need to position your motorcyle along a line. There will be a person examining the alignment, the tyres, breaks, lights among other things. The entire check shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. Once the inspection is passed, he’ll hand you a certificate. This will be used in conjunction for the road tax.
3. Renew vehicle insurance
It is a legal requirement to have insurance when owning a vehicle. I renewed both my insurance and road tax at Asphoon, where I purchased my scooter. I handed my road tax disc as well as the certificate from the vehicle inspection.
A couple of days later, you’ll get your new insurance as well as a stamped road tax disc to attach in your vehicle.
And now enjoy riding till the next year!