Easytrip, Ireland’s only electronic parking and tolling tag provider, is reminding motorists to update their easytrip account details when buying or selling a vehicle during the 182 registration period to avoid incurring toll bills and penalty notices from motorway operators.
“There’s a lot to sort out when buying a new car including sourcing of finance, insurance, and motor tax and sometimes we can forget about the smaller motoring essentials. We’d like to remind our customers to update their easytrip account details if they are buying or selling a vehicle this 182 registration period. Removing your tag from your old car and updating your account details as soon as possible, once change of ownership is processed, will ensure that you avoid incurring any unexpected charges”, says Colin Delaney, CEO of easytrip.
Potential situations that can lead to motorists paying unnecessary toll charges may include:
Buying a new car; if you’ve bought a new car and transferred your existing tag to it but forgot to update your account details, you’ll risk receiving a toll bill (at the higher rate) and penalty charge if you’ve travelled through the M50 toll plaza as your new car number 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.
Easytrip customers can update their vehicle details through their online account at www.easytrip.ie or by contacting easytrip on 1890 67 67 68.