The Motorist Guide to renewing road taxes

Published by on . Updated on 7 May 2024

What is Road Tax?

Road tax in Malaysia is the fee you pay for keeping your car on the road. If you don't renew your road taxes on time, you could face fines or even have your car taken away. Think of it as chipping in for road upkeep. When you pay your road tax, you're helping to fix potholes, keep the streets lit, and make sure the bridges don't fall. It's a way for all of us who drive to pitch in and keep our roads safe and smooth.

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Left: Car Grant | Right: VOC (Vehicle Ownership Certificate)

For renewing road tax in Malaysia, the following documents are required:

  1. Renewed Insurance: Before you can even renew your road tax, you have to make sure that your vehicle's insurance has been renewed.
  2. Car Grant / VOC (Vehicle Ownership Certificate)This grant or certificate is important to prove that you are the owner of this vehicle.
  3. Identification Documents: Identification documents are usually not necessary to renew your road tax, but you need your MyKad if you need to renew your insurance before renewing your road tax.

Tips for Keeping Documents Updated and Accessible:

  • Regularly check the expiry dates of both your vehicle insurance and road tax.
  • Set reminders a month before the expiry dates to allow ample time for renewal.

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In Malaysia, the cost of renewing your road tax isn't one-size-fits-all; it changes based on what you drive and a few other key details. For example, the engine size of your car or the type of vehicle you have (like a motorcycle or a truck) can make a difference in what you pay. It's designed this way so that everyone pays a fair share, helping to keep the roads in good shape for everyone to use. Here is a table of the estimated road tax you will have to pay based on your vehicle's engine capacity.

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Renewing your road tax online is really handy. It's quick, easy, and you can do it anywhere - no need to go to a physical office. Just hop onto the official website, find the road tax section, and follow the simple steps. Make sure you've got your documents ready to upload. It's a great option for those who are always on the go and prefer doing things digitally. Plus, it's a real time-saver!

Renewing at Post Offices and JPJ Branches
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Choosing to renew your road tax at Post Offices or JPJ branches is great for those who like a personal touch or might not be keen on using online methods. At these places, friendly staff are on hand to help you through the process, especially useful if you have questions or unique issues. Remember to bring all your documents with you. There might be a bit of waiting, but the staff will make sure everything's sorted for your road tax renewal. It's particularly handy if you need the road tax sticker right away or if you have a situation that online renewal just can't handle.

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Did you know that with the Motorist App, keeping track of your road tax is a breeze? It's like having a personal assistant for your car. This handy app will give you a nudge when your road tax is nearing its expiry date. And the best part? You can renew it right there in the app! Pretty convenient, right?

Oh, and if you're thinking about car insurance, we've got you covered too. Just let us know, and we'll hook you up with some competitive quotes. We partner with various insurance companies to make sure you get a deal that suits your needs. How's that for making car management easy?

To renew your insurance and your road tax easily, download our app