2 January 2015

New car owners should update their easytrip account

Some 55 percent of Irish motorists with a car of five years old or more, are considering or planning on buying a new car this year, writes Trish Whelan.

With the big jump in car sales in 2014, and this year's sales predicted to be over 100,000 units, motoring solutions specialist easytrip wants new car owners to update their account details to avoid incurring toll bills and penalty notices from motorway operators.

"Whether you're trading in, or trading up, we're advising motorists to update their account details as soon as possible once change of ownership has been processed," says their Head of Operations, Ciara O'Brien, who also reminds customers to remove their tag from their old car along with any other personal items.

If you've sold your old car and 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. And if you have bought a new car, and transferred your existing tag to it but forgot to update your account details, you'll risk getting a toll bill (billed at the higher rate) and penalty charge if you have used the M50 toll plaza as your new car registration is not connected to your toll tag account. Existing easytrip customers can update their vehicle details through their online account or by contacting easytrip on 1890 67 67 68.