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What does it cost to suspend a car with the RDW?

There is a cost associated with suspending a car, but again you save on costs by not having to meet vehicle obligations. During the suspension period you do not have to pay insurance premiums, MOT fees or motor vehicle taxes. The suspension is done through the RDW. At Alpina.nl we list all the costs for suspending a car for you.

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Cost of suspending car: normal or low rate?

The RDW charges a normal or low rate for the suspension of a car. They look at the age of the car. For a passenger car younger than 15 years, you pay the normal rate. If your car is 15 years or older, you pay the low rate. In addition, the costs depend on the desired suspension period. You can suspend your car for 1, 2 or 3 years. In 2021, the RDW will charge the following costs for suspending a car:

Source: rdw.nl
Duration of suspension Costs
Requesting or extending a suspension normal rate RDW €75,65
Applying for or extending a suspension at the RDW low rate €24,95
Application for suspension or extension RDW normal tariff for 2 years €100,60
Application for suspension or extension of low rate RDW for 2 years €49,90
Request for suspension or extension of high rate RDW for 3 years €125,55
Application for suspension or extension of low rate RDW for 3 years €74,85

What does it cost to extend the suspension of a car?

If your suspension period is about to end, you can either have the suspension ended automatically or extend it. To extend a suspension, you always pay the low rate. You can extend the suspension for another 1, 2 or 3 years.

Source: rdw.nl
Duration of suspension Costs
Extending suspension low rate RDW €24,95
Suspension prolongation low rate RDW 2 years €49,90
Suspension prolongation low rate RDW 3 years €74,85

What does it cost to lift a suspension?

The lifting of a suspension is free of charge. However, there is a minimum suspension period of 1 month. When you terminate the suspension of your car within 1 month after the start of the suspension, you will still have to pay motor vehicle tax over the period in which the vehicle registration was suspended. You will pay this motor vehicle tax over the suspension period by means of an additional levy. When the suspension is lifted, you must immediately fulfil all of the vehicle obligations again. Before you take the car on the road, it must have a valid MOT. The vehicle must also have at least third-party insurance. If you end the suspension period earlier, you will not get any money back.

Costs for the suspension of several cars

Do you collect old cars and do you have several in your name? Then you may be able to make use of the collector's scheme. With this scheme, you can suspend several cars at the same time. Older cars are often not used or rarely used. In that case, it is a shame if you have to pay motor vehicle tax, insurance premiums and MOT costs for each car. If the cars are in a garage or shed and you are not using them, you can also suspend them at the same time. You pay the costs (low rate) for the first 5 vehicles. From the 6th vehicle onwards, the suspension is free of charge.

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