A guide to One Motoring services for Singaporean drivers
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One Motoring is an online portal with a wide range of digital services for Singaporean drivers. Here are some nifty things you can do on the One Motoring site.

Category: Car Ownership Advice

Did you know that besides visiting One Motoring twice a month to look at the COE open bidding results, there are tons of other digital services at your disposal? The portal allows you to pay for your road tax, carry out COE renewal, and even report vehicle-related offences, to name a few of the services it provides!

As such, why bother visiting an AXS station or squeezing out the time and effort in your hectic schedule to head down yourself to an LTA Customer Service centre when you can do everything online?

Here are five One Motoring services that offer you the convenience you deserve.
1. Road tax

Don't forget to renew your road tax when you receive that email/SMS alert
Renewing your road tax every six or 12 months is mandatory.

Just as importantly, you must renew your road tax before it expires, or have to pay late renewal fees and fines.

Before you visit the One Motoring site to renew your road tax, ensure that you meet these prerequisites first:

Vehicle insurance coverage

Having car insurance that covers the entire period you are paying the road tax for is crucial. The vehicle insurance must cover third-party liability for deaths and bodily injury. Take note: It is a serious offence to drive a vehicle without insurance coverage.

Vehicle inspection (if one is due)

If your vehicle is due for periodic inspection, you will receive an inspection notice about three months before your road tax expires. As a side note, newly registered new cars won't have to visit the centre for the first three years!

Outstanding fines from LTA, HDB, URA and Traffic Police (TP)

If your vehicle has outstanding fines or warrants from LTA, HDB, URA and TP, it may prevent you from renewing your road tax.

For Weekend Cars / Off Peak Cars (OPCs) / Revised Off Peak Cars (ROPCs)

This is an annual inspection that must be carried out no matter the age of your vehicle. Your vehicle number plate seal must be inspected at an LTA-Authorised Inspection Centre.

You can renew your road tax online via One Motoring all day except between 12:00am to 1:00am.
2. Renew your COE

You'll need an Internet Banking Account with Citibank, DBS, POSB, OCBC Plus!, Standard Chartered Bank or UOB
You must complete your COE renewal before it expires or your vehicle might be deregistered and disposed of.

In turn, COE renewal can be done via the One Motoring site for a period of five or 10 years, depending on your vehicle category and lifespan.

Do note that if your COE is expired but it's still within one month of its expiry date, you may still renew your COE online with a late payment fee on top of the Prevailing Quota Premium (PQP).

Make sure you have sufficient money in your bank account and that your payment limit can support the amount you need to pay!

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3. Transfer ownership

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When you buy or sell a second-hand vehicle, or when a vehicle changes hands, ownership of the vehicle must be transferred to the new owner within seven days. Thankfully, this is yet another service offered by One Motoring. 

Buyers and sellers of a second-hand vehicle must ensure that:
  • The vehicle should not have any outstanding matters, e.g. financial loans, road tax, etc
  • The vehicle must be more than three months from its registration date if it has a Category A or B COE
You can apply to transfer your vehicle online at the One Motoring site using Singpass 2FA.

Do, however, take note that you'll need this quite extensive list of details to initiate the transfer:
  • Vehicle registration number
  • Next owner's identification number
  • NRIC number (for Singaporeans and PRs) or
  • FIN (for foreigners) or
  • Company registration number (for businesses and companies)
  • Next owner's name
  • Next owner's mobile number and email address (optional)
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4. Enquire on fines and notices

Alternatively, you can check on the status of your fines and offences at AXS stations
If you want to check your outstanding fines and six-month history of vehicle-related offences, you can always use One Motoring's 'Enquire on Fines & Notices' digital service.

You'll need:
  • NRIC number or passport number
  • Vehicle Number or
  • Valid Notice of Offence (NOO)/ Notice of Traffic Offence (NTO)/Notice to Attend Court (NTAC)/Advisory Notice (AN), etc
5. Bid for vehicle registration number/license plate

You only have a short window of opportunity to bid for the license plate you want each week
The online bidding exercise occurs weekly from Friday, 1:00am to Monday, 4:30pm.

Available numbers for all vehicle types will be published on the One Motoring website on Thursdays, 4:00pm

Results will be released the following Tuesday, 12:00pm.

Do note that:
  • The minimum bid amount is $1,000. Bid increments shall be in multiples of $1
  • A non-refundable $10 (before GST) service fee applies for each bid submission
  • For total amounts up to $50,000, only eNETS Debit payments will be allowed
  • For total amounts exceeding $50,000, eNETS Debit or Cashier's Order(s) will be allowed
  • You can only submit a bid for vehicle registration numbers belonging to the same bidding exercise and the same vehicle type
*This article was updated on 3 October 2022 by Mattheus Wee 

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