FOR OUR TWO CARS IT WORKS OUT AT OVER A 5% SAVING AVERAGED OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS - AND PROBABLY EACH YEAR AFTER
HIGHEST SAVING POSTED IN THE THREAD IS £190 FOR ONE YEAR - IS YOURS MORE?
My road tax is due at the end of April and will cost £190 - it was £185 last year, and remains at £185 until March.
Next year it will cost me £205.
However, the dates of the increases are the start of April, so if I cash in my current tax on the last day of February, and fill in their online SORN appliction, then buy a new tax disk the following day - I will miss out on the £5 increase this year - and the £15 the following year.
I will only need to do this once to being my renewal date ahead of the tax increase date.
So as its likely to be increased every year on this date, its likely to continue making me a saving every year UNLESS they suddenly start to reduce the cost of road tax, and when this happens they will have launched the new service - where a flying pig pops round to collect your newly reduced tax directly from you at home.
The link to check what your savings will be will not take you to the DVLA - but to a site showing the car tax rates for each model - as they vary so presumably do the savings.
You will need to scroll the page in the link down until you see "Car tax search"http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/road-tax/