Ever since I’ve gotten my driving license, all I had to worry about (well that was what I thought) was driving safely. I never really had to worry about the car engine, the water, the oil, road tax, the battery.. stuff like that.
Ok, I lied. I think my parents actually expected me to check the car’s condition and make sure that it’s working fine, not necessarily in tip top condition, but ok. Seeing that I was
a girl... a person who doesn’t really care know much about cars, I normally just left it as it is.
Well, that is until one day when my mother drove my car to run some errands and she found out that my car’s road tax has expired. Sheesh! And then what happened was I wasn’t able to drive my car to “work” (teach piano.. coz that was what I did last time and had to cancel my classes and then replace them again on another day. :( ) coz we didn’t exactly have an extra car or whatever.
I remember my dad and I went to the post office to renew the road tax. So I got my car ownership certificate in hand, hopped into my dad’s car and he drove us to the post office. It wasn’t that fun. First we had to take a number, then I don’t know why on that particular day there were sooooo many people at the post office doing dunno what. Then we waited and waited and waited for our turn.
Obviously the picture above is purely for illustration purposes only, coz I was in Penang and I went to one of Penang’s post office.
I wasn’t particularly patient coz I thought it was very quick and I didn’t bring a book with me to kill time. Finallyyyy.. after maybe 45 minutes (I was an impatient person last time ;) ) our number popped up on the screen! I hurriedly rushed to the counter and told them I wanted to renew my road tax.
Then I showed them my car ownership cert, handed them the money and.. minutes later, voila! Road tax disc on my hand and I can drive my car again. But I still didn’t like the waiting.
Few months later, I found out about this lil website called MyEG.com.my from Nuffnang, duh! And guess what? Now, I can just renew my road tax via online! Woohoo! You know why I’m ecstatic about this? It is because that it is all done online, and I’m in front of the computer most of my time anyway. This way, I don’t need to wait at the (sometimes dirty) post office again!
It is actually quite hassle free and very very very extremely convenient to use. Only a few steps and my road tax disc will be DELIVERED to my very own door!First I just need to log on to www.myeg.com.my (duh!). Then click on the LKM’s Renewal (LKM meaning road tax disc). And then you just key in some of your details ie your IC number, your vehicle registration number, bla bla bla. And then... this is the best part! (for me anyway) you can either choose to collect your road tax disc at the nearest e-Service centre nearest to you OR have it delivered to your doorstep be it your office or home! Hehehehe.. isn’t this just fab?!
After that your information will all be sent to JPJ for verification, and after they verified that you’re telling the truth(hehe) then you can make payment using your credit card/debit card/E-cash(which is the MyEG’s pre-paid account)!
Then you just sit and wait at home or office, put your feet up your desk like a big boss or however you want it, sip tea or coffee if you prefer, oooh or like what I would do now is eat lots and lots of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! And then... the road tax disc will magically appear in front of your doorstep! So easy.. so hassle free!
But unfortunately, I won’t be going to do that, as I am in Singapore now for my studies, so I can’t sip tea and eat as many Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups and put my feet on the desk and wait for the magic road tax disc to appear in front of my doorstep.
So what I did was.. I taught my parents how to do it online via MyEG.com.my and I’m pretty sure they will be using it in the future! I say I’m pretty sure coz they won’t be needing to drive out to the post office and wait forever when they can just be at home using just a few minutes doing it online and voila it magically appears at the doorstep!
So there you go! MyEG.com.my! Please use it, if not for yourself, do it for me(haha) coz I won’t be having the opportunity to shake my legs and home and waiting for it to appear :(