So after hearing that June 30th was the last day to pay tenencias on cars (to avoid paying interest) we decided we would do that yesterday morning before going to spend a nice relaxing afternoon on the beach! My husband went first and left me at home doing stuff, he arrived about 11.45am and there was a massive queue, I am talking massive! I arrived after about an hour and joined the queue with him and then left to open his business at 1pm. I arrived back with sandwiches (could see we were in for the long haul) at 1.40pm. The queue had advanced a bit and hubby now had a ticket with 43 written on it. As the last person can go in at 2.30pm they had to limit new people arriving. We were told that number 17 was at the front of the queue. We were queued up against the various businesses and restaurants that are next door to the tenencia offices (which must be annoying for them, not to mention the ignorant people throwing their drink bottles on the ground). There was a bit of shade but as 3pm came around the shaded area started getting smaller and smaller. Finally we waited over an hour in the hot sun. There were about 5 chairs outside the office for those lucky people who got near the door. So, finally at I think 4pm hubby gets let in and he gets to join the indoor queue but with chairs and aircon. They would only let one person in (the person who has the paperwork) which is fair enough. So I went back home to change and sit in the air con. Hubby gets out at 5.30pm with our new plates and $7400 pesos lighter in pocket. I am assuming this process is the same as UK car tax - ie go to your local post office, have the option to pat 6 months or a year and then stick a nice coloured disk in the corner of your windscreen. Why oh why do we have to change plates, pay a fortune and queue for hours, losing a whole day - and for what - so our roads are repaired ? So much for my afternoon at the beach, but I did get a bit of a suntan standing in the queue!