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Owning a vehicle can be, at times, confusing for most people. From car insurance, vehicle tax to a car warranty, there are several things that one must be aware of while owning a vehicle. It often becomes stressful for car owners to understand all these facts. But with Cash It Car UK, at your assistance, you need not worry any longer.

We offer you comprehensive car ownership guides to conveniently help you work through your vehicle ownership issues.

Check out our list of car ownership guides in the following section-

Car engine size

Car engine size is a significant factor that car owners must consider while buying or selling a car. Engine size refers to the total volume of air and fuel that can be pushed through a vehicle’s cylinders. Engine size is generally measured in CC or cubic centimetres, but the size is specified in litres for car engines and is rounded up to the nearest 10 th of a litre. So, for example, if a car has a 1390cc engine, it will be described as a 1.4-litre engine.

Normally, a car with a bigger engine (2.0 litre and upwards) generates more power than those with a smaller engine (between 1 to 1.9 litre). However, currently, there is a new variant known as the turbocharged engine that offers increased power and fuel efficiency without even being an engine with higher cc.

Tax refund guide

A car tax refund is a process of reclaiming some money that you had spent during a period of 6 to 12 months of car tax coverage. Tax refunds can be claimed only if a taxed car is-

  • Sold or to another owner,
  • If it has been “written off” by the insurance company.
  • The car is registered with Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).
  • If the car is registered for an exemption from vehicle tax.

Please note the refund can be given only in full for the remaining months of the tax coverage. If you qualify these parameters, you can initiate the tax refund process by informing DVLA through:

  • Phone: 0300 790 6802.
  • Mail or by
  • Post
Guide on UK car tax bands

If you have confusion regarding car tax bands in UK read the following car ownership guide. It will help you understand how much tax you are exactly required to pay for your respective car model.

Since the year 2001, every registered car in UK needs to pay road tax or Vehicle Exercise Duty. The UK government has introduced these charges based on the year of registration, emission level, fuel type and more as given below:-

  • Cars registered before 2001- These vehicles fall under the first tax regime, which is largely dependent on engine size. Cars with engine capacity less than 1,549cc are subjected to an annual road tax of £145/ year. Cars with an engine capacity of more than 1,549 cc have an annual tax of £230/ year.
  • Cars registered between March 2001- 2017- The UK government introduced a new tax band in March 2001, which was the CO2 emission level of a vehicle. Under this new tax structure, cars with the lowest emission level will be exempt from car road tax. While vehicles that emit a higher amount of CO2 would have to pay £515 per year.
  • Vehicles registered after 2017- All petrol and diesel vehicles registered from and after 1st April 2017 are subjected to higher road tax rates based on their CO2 emission level for the 1 st year. Following the first year, all vehicles will be charged a standard rate of £140 annually.
  • Road Tax after 2018- Post-April 2018, the road tax of a car is dependent on both the price of a vehicle and the CO2 emission. And all diesel cars registered after the 1st of April 2018 are subjected to additional road tax for the first year if they fail to adhere to the (RDE2) Real Driving Emissions 2 standard.

Apart from this we also offer you another car ownership guide like:

  • Guide on car insurance group
  • Car warranty guide
  • Guide on yellow box junction rule
  • 2030 petrol and diesel ban guide etc.

Therefore, if you have any queries regarding car maintenance or ownership issues, get in touch with us. We are happy to help!

Get in touch with us today by calling on +44-07774 498499.