Articles about Car Registration

Is this fair?
If one congressman has his way, motorcycle owners might not be affected by a potential motor vehicle user's charge (MVUC) increase.According to a recent report by the Philippine Star, Albay Representative Joey Salceda plans to submit a proposal which would
Have you tried paying online?
Have you tried transacting with Philippine Land Transportation Office (LTO) online? If not, you should. It's a major step up versus in previous years, when lining up for hours upon hours just to renew a license was the norm.We know
Is yours on the list?
Is your vehicle still plying our streets sporting that old six-digit white-and-green license plate? If your answer is yes, you might want to check out the Philippine Land Transportation Office's (LTO) official Facebook page.The agency has released
You’ll need to read it at some point
Do you know where your car's vehicle identification number-or VIN as it's more commonly referred to-is located? For your sake, we hope the answer is yes because you're going to need to refer to it at one
The government agency clarifies the matter
NOTE: Our sources from the Land Transportation Office have told us that as of May 29, 2019, the memo below has been retracted and taken down from all LTO branches. Watch this space for updates. If you've ever visited your nearby
This thing works fast
Still waiting to receive your car's license plates? If your answer is yes, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) have some good news for you.According to the DOTr, the LTO has acquired new robotic plate-
Yep, you read that right, mate
G'day, Internet. What is perhaps this week's most bizarre motoring news comes from the fair state of Queensland, Australia. Come March 5, 2019, residents will be legally allowed to add emojis to their cars' personalized license plates.According to a
Aren’t the fees expensive enough already?
Late last year, the Philippine Land Transportation Office (LTO) issued Memorandum Circular (MC) 2018-2158, which set guidelines for private motor vehicle inspection center operations.Under the MC, vehicles weighing over 4,500kg will be charged an inspection fee of P1,800
Do you think higher car registration fees are in order?
Will the end of the Road Board be followed by an increase in motor-vehicle registration fees? One member of the Senate is warning against the move, going so far as to label such a hike as part of the government's "
A reminder from the government organization
If you're renewing your car's registration this year, you should know that there are certain guidelines you need to follow. Chief among them, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) reiterates, is the display of an improvised license plate in lieu of
Are your rights being violated?
Question 1: Hello, Top Gear PH. I just wanted to ask because I can't find a relevant article or news about this. I just bought a new car and I want to know if I can use it while waiting for
Schedule accordingly
The Land Transportation Office's (LTO) registration and renewal procedures may have already improved by leaps and bounds, but sometimes, you yourself make the process extra-stressful-by putting off your annual visit until the very last minute.And we'
One less step to worry about
In the vehicle-registration process, 'stenciling' refers to the procedure of obtaining an impression of a motor vehicle's (or a motorcycle's) engine and chassis numbers. It's often used to monitor and make sure that
It's a considerable jump
In case you missed it, the Department of Finance (DOF) is currently eyeing to increase the annual registration fees for cars in 2019, and is already drafting an executive order to raise the motor vehicle user's charge (MVUC). Now, we have
It's not going to be pretty
First, if you have to ask that question, the shame is real. Second, you had better change it at the soonest possible time. More than just a sticker denoting the last time you handed over money to the Land Transportation Office (LTO),
Where will extra fees go?
A lot of fuss (and even more panic) has been going around in recent months over the Department of Finance's (DOF) proposal to increase the excise tax rates on motor vehicles and the fuels that power them. What's only just
Make the experience hassle-free
Once the three-year registration of your brand-new car expires, it's time to visit the LTO office near you to renew the registration of your motor vehicle. Instead of seeing it as a hassle, I see it as a chance
A case of government efficiency
Not too long ago, I was based in Australia. Brisbane, Queensland, to be exact. Back then I owned a 2006 Mazda 3 which you can see in the photo above. It was my first car so you'll have to excuse my
Meet Philippine motoring's new hero
Good day! I am Lito, at your service. May I seeyour car's registration? Thank you. Officer, this is my car's registration. However, I stilldon't have license plates. Will you apprehend me? I will not apprehend you. The policy is "
This is not an early April Fool's Day joke
This is not an early April Fool's Day joke. If you have a brand-new car but you have yet to receive its license plates from the Land Transportation Office, you only have until March 31 to enjoy driving it on
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