Pick n Pay vehicle licence renewal comes as a relief for many motorists across South Africa who may be looking for a more convenient way to renew their car licence disks.
The retail giant announced earlier this week that the service will allow motor vehicle owners to skip long queues at traffic departments and Post Office branches.
How Pick n Pay vehicle licence renewal works
To use the Pick n Pay vehicle licence renewal service, follow the steps below:
- Step 1: Register your cellphone number at the till at any Pick n Pay supermarket, hypermarket, clothing store, market store or express store. Alternatively, you can register on the online portal here.
- Step 2: Set up your profile and your payment on the portal and opt to pay in a Pick n Pay store.
- Step 3: Pay in-store at the till by providing your cellphone number as your payment reference. Pick n Pay will then courier your vehicle licence disc in 10 business days.
The retail group advised customers that delivery times may vary depending on their location and that the 10-business-days timeframe only applies to licence disks that have not expired.
To set up a profile on the online portal, you need to provide your details (ID number or cellphone number) and generate a password.
Once you have set up your profile, you can update the dashboard with more details about your car (or cars).
You will also be required to upload the following documentation:
- A clear image of ID document or card.
- A copy of your existing vehicle licence disc.
- Proof of residence.
What it costs
“When you are ready to renew your vehicle licence disc, make sure you have uploaded the required documentation and captured the address you would like the disc to be delivered to on the portal. You can then set up a payment for your vehicle licence renewal and select to make payment in a Pick n Pay store,” the group said.
The following items will constitute your car licence disk renewal payment will include the following:
- The amount for the licence renewal.
- A licence disc renewal admin fee of R250 (including VAT).
- A delivery fee of R99 (including VAT).
“If there are any outstanding fines that are blocking your renewal, you will have the option to select these fines to include in your payment,” Pick n Pay advised.
“If you do not settle these fines, your disc cannot be renewed. The payment amount provided on the portal will be linked to your mobile number, which you can provide as a reference when making payment in-store.”
You can view a list of stores where the service is offered here. The retail group advised customers who need further support to email email@example.com.