What does on the road price mean?

February 14, 2017 by

On the road price covers everything you’ll have to pay to get your brand new car on the road. It includes the car’s list price, registration and delivery fees, and a year’s road tax.

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What is on the road price?

On the road price is the total cost of everything you’ll have to pay before you can take your new car for a spin. It includes the car’s list price and a handful of other expenses, including the following…

  • Delivery charge – this varies depending on the manufacturer but usually costs a few hundred pounds
  • First registration fee – the government charges £55 to register a brand-new car
  • Number plates – once the car is registered, the dealer will often charge you for printing your new plates
  • Road tax – the first year’s road tax is included in on the road prices and the cost will depend on your new car’s CO2 emissions

Are Carwow offers the same as on the road price?

All the offers you’ll receive from Carwow dealers include these extra costs. In addition to the price of the car, all offers include VAT, first registration fee, number plates and that all-important road tax.

This means that, once you’ve bought the car, there’ll be no hidden costs when you go to collect it – the price you see is the price you pay.

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If you’re not sure what car to buy, let our car chooser tool narrow down your search or head over to our new car deals page to view the latest Carwow offers. If you’ve already picked the perfect car, why not use our PCP calculator to get a better idea of how much it could cost per month.