road tax

24 January 2006

oh, how fab is it that you can now apply to renew your road tax online! no more hunting for mot certificates and insurance cover notes! it makes so much more sense for them to check my car has all the right ticks in the right boxes in online databases rather than me supplying the post office with a couple of scraps of paper.

except you need a “new style” mot certificate. and my car only has an old fashioned handwritten one, bah! not fair.

i had the renewal notice in my hand and i found the mot certificate filed exactly where it should be. no sign of the insurance. half an hour of hunting later i found the insurance, hurray! except in the flurry of paperwork and post i’d mislaid the renewal notice. hunting through every possible place it could possibly be, turning out the recycling bin, etc, it eventually turned up wedged down the back of a shelf i didn’t even realise i’d even been near. urgh.

next time i get my car mot-ed i’m going to check i get a “new style” certificate before i take it in! the story is much the same every year. (except i actually thought i was being organised this year, i’m usually doing this half an hour before the post offy shuts on the 31st.)