Mobility solutions specialist, easytrip, Ireland’s only electronic parking and tolling tag provider, is urging its customers to update their easytrip account details if buying or selling a vehicle this January to avoid incurring any unnecessary toll charges. Figures for 2017 new car registrations finished at *131,356, used car imports continue to rise and the 181 registration period is in full swing with lots of value on offer for motorists. Easytrip is also reminding drivers who are purchasing a new vehicle to do their research, know their vehicle requirements, find the best brand and model that meets their needs, and select the right finance option for their budget.
Possible scenarios that can lead to paying unexpected toll charges include:
· Selling your old vehicle: if you’ve sold your old vehicle and inadvertently left your tag in the vehicle and haven’t updated your toll tag account, the new owner may continue to use your tag at most barrier toll plazas, racking up a bill connected to your account.
· Buying a new vehicle: if you’ve bought a new vehicle and transferred your existing tag to it but forgot 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 vehicle registration is not connected to your toll tag account.
“A vehicle purchase is a big decision for a motorists and it’s also an exciting one. It’s exhilarating to get behind the wheel of a new vehicle and it shouldn’t be overshadowed by an unexpected toll bill,” says Colin Delaney, CEO, easytrip. “This is a reminder to our customers to remove their tag if selling or trading in their vehicle and to update their easytrip account details when purchasing a new vehicle. We don’t penalise our customers and we don’t want our customers being charged unnecessarily”.
Easytrip customers can update their vehicle details through their online account at www.easytrip.ie or by contacting easytrip on 1890 67 67 68. Signing up to an easytrip tag account is simple, you save €1 on M50 toll fees and avoid incurring M50 toll fines for non-payment within the specified period. Tag holders can also avail of easytrip’s hassle free parking service in over 30 car parks nationwide, easyAssist breakdown assistance, Puncture Protect and other services.