Vehicle Excise Duty or VED is commonly referred to as Road Tax. A tax levied by the government to drivers which bring the UK government £730 million every year in revenue. Vehicle Excise Duty is collected by the DVLA, the government department that governs drivers on UK roads.
You’ve got your new car, and you want to check something on the DVLA. Maybe you want to check when your car tax is due, or you just want to have a look to make sure it’s on there. But, it’s not. You can’t find your car on the DVLA. There are a few reasons why this might be the case, In this article we talk more about what the reasons may be, and what you can do to change it.
There are usually a couple of reasons why someone would want to scrap their car. Either, it has reached the end of its life and repairing it will cost more than the car is worth. Or secondly, the car can't be repaired. Or thirdly, has been involved in an accident and it is an insurance write-off. Two scenarios are judged by the value of the car versus the cost to fix it. As an example, a 2003 Vauxhall Corsa that needs a new engine would likely be put to scrap. This is because the cost to repair it would be in excess of £1500. And in the current market, the car is only going to be worth about £800. In this case, the cost to repair the car outweighs its value. So it wouldn't be deemed a worthwhile investment.
The DVLA is the government body that is the national centre for issuing licences and registering cars. So, it essentially keeps all the information about all the cars registered in the United Kingdom.Which means your car should be on there. Right? There may be an occasion when the DVLA cannot find your details.The main thing to do in this situation is to not panic. There are a few reasons why the DVLA might not have your details and in this article we are going to go through these reasons, and what you can do to fix them.
You’ve probably come across several acronyms when looking at cars. From FCA to IAM to DVLA, the list of acronyms is endless.We’ve covered who the FCA are, and what IAM stands for, but what about DVLA?
In this article, we’re going to look at who the DVLA are, what they do, and why you might need to contact them.
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