Renewal of Motor Vehicle

Renewal of Motor Vehicle and what to do for late renewal of Motor Vehicle Are you worried about the late registration of your motor vehicle due to community quarantine? caused by coronavirus disease? No need to get panic as the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has released a Public Advisory as of May 09, 2020, regarding […]

Renewal of Motor Vehicle and what to do for late renewal of Motor Vehicle

Are you worried about the late registration of your motor vehicle due to community quarantine?
caused by coronavirus disease? No need to get panic as the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has
released a Public Advisory as of May 09, 2020, regarding the validity of renewal registration of the motor
vehicles which expired this March 01, 2020, and until the date of work resumption. It is
automatically extended for 60 calendar days.
Just like other government agencies and private institutions, LTO decided to waive the fees and
penalties for the late renewals of motor vehicles, driver’s licenses, and student permits. We all know
that LTO receive hundreds of clients and member every day, which may lead to the spread of Covid-19
disease. The government restricted all places that could be a source of mass gatherings to prevent
people from coming.

Below are the penalties and charges for late registration renewal.
 Late registration: Php100 for motorcycles, Php200 for other vehicles
 More than a month late (but not beyond 1 year): 50% of MVUC rate plus renewal
 More than 1 year late, but without any apprehension records during this period: 50% of
MVUC rate plus renewal
 More than 1 year late and with apprehension/violation records during this period: 50% of
MVUC rate plus renewal for each delinquent year
The LTO was resumed last May 13, 2020, due to imposing of General Community Quarantine (GCQ)
in certain parts of the country. Since Luzon and other Islands are now under GCQ/ MECQ, members
can now visit LTO as long as they follow the safety protocols given to avoid the transmission of such
virus.

Here are the procedures in LTO Car Registration Renewal Process.

Before visiting the LTO office, members should determine first their registration schedule depends on
the license plate. The last digit on the plate number will be the key to know the month you need to
renew your vehicle.

Last Digit 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
Month January February March April May June July August September October

 

You should also be aware of the weekly schedule showing the dates of the month. Check the second
to the last digit of your plate number.

Second to the last digit of plate number Days of the month you should renew
1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (week 1)
4, 5, 6 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (week 2)
7, 8 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 (week 3)
9, 0 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

 

1. Prepare all requirements and documents for your Car’s Registration Renewal.
 Photocopy of Certificate of Registration (CR) and Official receipt of payment
 Tax payer’s ID number
 Certificate of Emission Compliance (CEC)
 Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
 Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover (COC)
 Photocopy of Certificate of Registration (CR) and Official receipt of payment
For “For Hire” vehicles, here are the additional requirements:
 Confirmation of Franchise from the LTFRB
 Valid Motorized Tricycle Operator’s Permit (MTOP) for tricycle (TC) only
2. Visit the nearest LTO branch.
3. Go to transaction counters and submit all requirements to an evaluator.
4. Provide the accomplished MVIR. Before visiting the LTO branch, be sure that your motor
vehicle was tested for emission tests already.
5. Patiently wait for your name to be called at the cashier and pay all the fees. Get your original
receipt before leaving the counter.
6. Proceed to release area as you wait for your name to be called. They will then give you the
Certificate of Registration, plates, and stickers.

Last June 2020, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has launched its online portal that is used for
scheduling of appointment for renewal of car registration and driver’s license. The online portal is
called Land Transportation Management System (LTMS).
However, this online portal is still having difficulties, since driver’s license-related services are only
available in the system. As of now, car owners may also use LTO online portal for setting an
appointment and schedule for registration renewal.

References:
https://www.topgear.com.ph/news/motoring-news/lto-vehicle-registration-guidelines-ecq-a4354-20200511

Complete Guide to Car Registration & Renewal in the Philippines

Purpose and Process of Emission Test for Vehicle

 

Smokes from vehicles are affecting our environment that can cause climate change. These
days, global warming is one of the biggest problems and threats that we are facing. It affects
farming, wildlife, sea levels, and natural landscapes. The outcomes of car pollution are widespread,
affecting oil, soil, and waters.
Aside from the bad effect in our surroundings, vehicle smoke pollution may also cause health
problems, especially in the lungs. It can increase respiratory ailments such as asthma, bronchitis, and
lung cancer.

According to the Clean Air Act 8749, it requires all owners to have their vehicle’s emission tested
and certified. You may conduct this test to any Private Emission Testing Centres (PETC) that is
accredited by the Land Transportation Office (LTO). This is also one of the important requirements that
needed to be done before having a renewal of your vehicle registration.
The main purpose of the emissions test of vehicles is to check the number of pollutants released by your
engine that causes harm to our environment.
Here are the guidelines in processing the emission test of your vehicle.

1 st Step: Sign the agreement form given.
Before signing the agreement, emission testing center should explain and discuss the details in the
smoke emission test.
2 nd Step: Pay the fees and submit the agreement form.
Prepare an amount of money for the fees needed to pay in emission testing. If you don’t have
enough cash, you can pass by to an ATM to withdraw.
3 rd Step: Visual inspection of the vehicle.
The technician would visually check the car to see if it’s fine. They will inspect the following:
 PVC
 The exhaust system should have no holes or leakage
 The car must have an air cleaner
4 th Step: Actual Emission Testing of Vehicle
After passing the visual inspection, a technician will place an exhaust gas sensor (connected to an
exhaust gas analyzer) to your vehicle’s tailpipe. This will check your exhaust system, and reveal the
Hydrocarbon shows the amount of unburned fuel emitted by the exhaust. It can also show
the level of Carbon Monoxide which is an odorless and colorless gas that may kill someone. You
will check the information and details via print-out.

5 th Step: Result of the Emission Test
Vehicles that passed the emission test will be given a Certificate of Emission Compliance for Passed
Testing. They are also allowed to renew their vehicle registration at LTO.
For those who fail, they will have the Certificate of Emission Compliance.
So now, let’s discuss how to prepare your vehicle before having an emission test and to make sure
that you’ll pass the exam.

 Make sure that you follow the maintenance recommended for your vehicle. Of course, as an
owner, you need to take good care of your motor vehicle to ensure the great results or your
emission test. Have a scheduled fluid change, filter replacement, and tune-ups.
 Clean and check your vehicle to pass the initial test which is the visual inspection.
 It is also proven that you have to warm up the vehicle at least 20 minutes before having the
emission test.
We know that there are many vehicles needed to be tested, so make sure to arrive as early as you
can. It’s good to be the first in the line since this is a “first come first serve” policy.

Reference: https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/everything-you-need-to-know-about-vehicle-emissions-testing-in-the-philippines/