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What are the costs of registering a car?

If you have just bought a new car, you need to transfer the license plate to your name. You do this through the RDW, for example through the website or through a license plate counter, RDW inspection station, RDW desk or PostNL location. There are of course costs involved. What exactly does registering a car cost and what other costs should you take into account? You can read it in this article!

Costs of transferring a car

Costs of transferring a car

The cost of transferring a car is always the same. So it does not matter whether you transfer the car online or at a registration desk, RDW location or PostNL location. The only difference is that when you transfer a car online, you pay the costs via iDeal. The cost for transferring a car in 2021 is €10.75. Immediately after paying the costs you will receive the registration report with the first 4 digits of the registration code. You should keep this well. You will also receive the release certificate. You give this to the seller of the car. The release certificate shows that the person is no longer responsible for the car. If you lose the registration certificate with the registration code, you can request a new code. This costs €1.

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What other costs should I take into account after transferring a car?

As soon as the license plate is transferred to the new owner's name, he or she must immediately fulfill all vehicle obligations. For example, the car must be insured, MOT-tested and motor vehicle taxes must be paid. If you do not meet these obligations on time, you risk hefty fines. The RDW checks in the insurance register whether the car is at least WA insured. In the inspection register, they can see if the car meets the MOT obligation. Motor vehicle tax checks are done by the Tax Office.

What does it cost to get car insurance?

The cost of car insurance varies from person to person. This is because they depend on a number of personal characteristics, such as the applicant's age and zip code. In addition, different coverages are available. The average cost for car insurance is about €75 per month, but so the premium is different for everyone. It could also be that you spend only €30 per month, or €90 per month. On Alpina.nl you can already calculate the premium for car insurance. Keep at least the following costs in mind:

  • Premium for coverage
  • Premium for any additional car insurance
  • Policy costs (for drawing up the policy and registering the car with RDW)
  • Prolongation fee (administration fee)
  • 21% insurance tax

Do you still have questions or want to consult with one of our insurance specialists? Then be sure to contact us! We can be reached by phone Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 088 - 688 3700. You can also send us a message at any time via chat, WhatsApp or Messenger.

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  • To calculate premiums, we need the zip code of the primary driver. For private use, the youngest driver must reside at the same address as the applicant. In case of business use, you can enter the postal code of the company here.

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