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20th May 2021

What you need to know about “UnSORNing” your car this summer

Close to 200,000 drivers SORNed their vehicle during the past 12 months, here we break down everything you need to do to UnSORN you vehicle.

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If you SORNed your vehicle during lockdown to save yourself some extra money, you may be wondering how to UnSORN your vehicle as the UK continues to reduce restrictions around Coronavirus. 

Hundreds of thousands of motorists SORNed their vehicle during the pandemic as the number of road users fell.

There are a variety of reasons as to why you made your car SORN, from road tax to delaying your MoT with the knowledge that you weren’t going to use your vehicle for the best part of a year due to Covid restrictions. 

Now the UK is slowly easing its way out of lockdown, you may be wondering how to UnSORN your vehicle as you return to your place of work, meet up with friends or finally get your car booked in for an MoT.

How to UnSORN a vehicle

The good news is that UnSORNing your vehicle is quick and easy. The quickest way is by renewing your car tax online, using the Government website. In order to do this, you will need the 16 digit reference number from your tax renewal letter or the 11 digit reference number from your registration document, also known as your V5C form.

You will also need valid insurance and a valid MoT certificate which will be checked by the system. As soon as your vehicle has been taxed, it automatically becomes UnSORN.

If you buy a vehicle that already has a SORN made by the previous owner, it will expire when you buy the vehicle. You’ll need to make a new SORN following the steps above if you want to keep the vehicle off the road.

What happens if you don’t SORN a vehicle 

If you have a vehicle where the road tax has expired and you don’t wish to use it on the road, you must ensure you SORN the vehicle. Failing to do so could result in a fine of up to £2,500

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