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If you own a vehicle, chances are you’re going to want to know the details about it. This information, including your vehicle registration and owner details, is located in something called a vehicle log card. Here are some things you should know about it.
What is a Vehicle Log Card?
A log card, sometimes referred to as the LTA log card or e-Log card, is a document that stores all of your vehicle details and particulars.
Besides the make and model of your vehicle, the log card also contains vital information, such as the date that you registered for your vehicle, COE number, IU number, and chassis number. If you have multiple cars under your name, you will have a different log card for each of them.
Physical log cards were discontinued in 2006 and the only way for motorists to check the details of their vehicle now is through the ONE.MOTORING website. Steps on how to access your log card will be explained below.
What Kind of Information Does a Log Card Hold?
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The bottom line is that a log card will hold all your vehicle’s details, such as the vehicle type or its colour. But the truth is, it holds much more than that! This article would stretch too long if we listed every single piece of information that the log card holds, so here’s a shorter list of the more important ones:
- Vehicle No.
- Vehicle Type
- Make / Model
- Primary Colour
- Maximum Laden Weight
- Unladen Weight
- Engine No.
- Chassis No.
- Engine Capacity
- IU No.
- Passenger Capacity
- Original Registration Date
- Open Market Value
- COE No.
- COE Category
- COE Expiry Date
- Quota Premium (QP)
For the full list, you would have to log in to ONE.MOTORING to check.
In-Vehicle Unit (IU)
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Speaking of owned vehicles, if your vehicle is registered in Singapore, it would most likely have an In-Vehicle Unit (IU) installed.
In simple terms, an IU is a device that stores a card with value inside it. IU devices differ with vehicle type, but all serve the same purpose – easy, automatic transactions.
But how does the IU relate to your log card? Well, every IU has a number, simply titled the ‘IU number’. It is a 10-digit number located on your In-Vehicle Unit, usually in a sticker form. And when it comes to stickers, they don’t usually stay sticky for very long.
But don’t you worry! Even if you lose the physical IU number, it is still stored safely inside your online log card.
How to Retrieve Your Vehicle Log Card
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This is one of the most searched topics that confuses many drivers. If you were to Google “vehicle log card”, you’d find many search results about how to retrieve it. One of those results is even a question answered by one of our own Motorist staff!
So, here’s the breakdown on what to do to get your vehicle details.
- Go to www.onemotoring.com.sg
- Log in with your Singpass ID and password.
- Select ‘Vehicle Hub’ -> ‘Enquire & Print Vehicle Registration Details’.
Search the dropdown menu for the vehicle you want to check. This applies to everybody, regardless of the number of vehicles owned.
And that’s it! You’ve successfully logged in and now you’re able to look at all your vehicle details and complete your task! If you’re still confused, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has created a video tutorial to help you out.
Is retrieving your Log Card via OneMotoring too tedious? You can actually download the Motorist App and register your vehicle on it. After your vehicle has been registered, your vehicle details from LTA can be accessed directly on the App.
That way, your vehicle details are always readily at your fingertips, any time and anywhere!
What is the Log Card Used For?
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What use are the steps above if you don’t know what the log card is used for? Well, it’s used for a variety of things. One of these is the trending topic of the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP). Let’s take a look at some services which require the use of your log card.
1. Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP)
Aforementioned in the paragraph above, you do need a copy of your vehicle log card when you register for VEP. The registration requires some important details of your vehicle, which you may not know. That’s where the log card comes in to help you remember.
You would also need a physical, aka printed, copy of your log card to bring along with you when you drive into Malaysia to collect your VEP-RFID tag.
By the way, if you want to stay up-to-date with the latest VEP news and discussion, consider joining our Telegram group! Our members are more than willing to assist you with any VEP-related enquiries you might have. We also discuss other important matters such as COE, fuel checks, road incidents, traffic jams, and much more!
2. Selling/Transfer of vehicle ownership
If you make the decision to sell your vehicle or transfer its ownership, be it to a used car dealer or straight to another buyer, it is extremely important to make sure that your vehicle details are accurate.
Let’s say you’re selling your used car. It may be difficult to remember every single detail about it, so take this opportunity to check your log card and cross-refer to it to make sure that you list down the details correctly.
There are times when some buyers may be sceptical when buying a used vehicle. They may want to see a copy of your log card before they decide if they ultimately want to purchase your vehicle.
3. Changing From a Private Vehicle to a Commercial Vehicle
With the advancement in technology in recent years, more and more people are taking private-hire vehicles as their primary mode of transportation. Not only does this make it more convenient for youngsters to travel, but drivers of these cars are also able to earn some extra income.
If you are thinking about providing private-hire services, you would have to convert your private vehicle to a Z10/ Z11 classification. This puts your vehicle under the private-hire car scheme. Along with the retrieval of your log card, converting your car is a simple process that can be done on the ONE.MOTORING website. All you have to do after that is make a payment of S$100 and find a good commercial insurance plan.
4. HDB Season Parking Transfer Procedure for Business Vehicles
This transfer only applies to when you have a permanent change in vehicle, IU or both. It does not apply to the change of vehicle type.
Firstly, you would have to download the application form for either a change in vehicle or a change in IU. Once the form is completed, you’d have to submit it along with your vehicle log card. Keep in mind that submitting the log card is not applicable to S-plates and motorcycles.
Once your application is deemed successful, your season parking will be transferred with no more worries! For more information and to get the application forms, please visit HDB’s official website.
These are just some important know-hows of your vehicle log card, which is a really important document that all vehicle owners should know about. Always remember to check your log card periodically, and always stay alert for any alerts and changes.
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