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Private Number Plates are becoming more popular as a gift for Christmas and every other special occasions.
Looking for that perfect private number plate?
There are just three simple steps to set you on the road to your new private registration! Use our user-friendly search facility to find your plate, order it online and then receive your documentation. It really is as easy as that. No long forms, no endless confusing legal paperwork to worry about, no hassle at all. Just a brand new plate that’s personal to you. Even transferring your new private plates to your existing car can be managed by Absolute Reg. How much easier could this be?
Absolute Reg has a simple, state-of- the-art search facility that allows you to browse with absolute ease. With 45 million registrations, we’ve got more plates than any other dealer – including the DVLA! Our intuitive database offers a range of relevant registration plate suggestions, so whether it’s for you or a present for a loved one, there's certain to be something special that suits. Just type in your search term and you'll be presented with a variety of private registration plates from which to choose. And if you're having trouble deciding on that perfect number plate, then just give us a ring! A friendly member of staff will happily guide you through your options and arrange delivery of your chosen registration. They will also be on hand for any queries you might have after your purchase – from attaching your plate to completing DVLA private plate registration. Everything is smooth, quick and efficient, leaving you free to get on the road and show off your new purchase!
Absolute Reg prides itself on being able to provide a wide range of options. Our suitability checker is a simple way to check which reg plates are compatible with your vehicle – there's something for everyone. There's also something to suit every budget, with prices starting from as low as £89. What's even better is that the price you see is the price you pay. There are no hidden charges or fees for our service: everything is included! From cheap plates to something a little bit more extravagant, we have more than enough options to fit your requirements. With our user-friendly website, knowledgeable staff and unbeatable prices, there really is no reason not to order a private plate from us today.
How do private number plates work?
According to the current legislation, you have the right to own and display private number plates. You can buy them from the DVLA or a private dealer as long as the dealer is in the Register of Number Plate Suppliers (Absolute Reg is a registered dealer).
If you buy your personalised plates from an unauthorized dealer, you risk being fined as your plates may not follow the standard rules. These rules are extremely important and companies that don’t follow them also risk a huge fine (among others).
What exactly makes a personalised number plate illegal? The main concern is towards the safety cameras that are designed to read the plates. These devices use a system called automatic number plate recognition technology (ANPR) which follows a certain pattern to read the number from the plate. This means that, if the spacing between the letters is not according to standards, your plates can’t be read by the cameras and therefore, are illegal.
The same is true if the dealer uses a different character font than the one specified by the legislation. Also, you are not allowed to place a screw bolt where it shouldn’t be one and the letters and numbers must be the right size.
Be aware that you can’t alter their appearance in any way and you must make sure the plate is visible at all times.
Can I assign any private number plate to my vehicle?
The DVLA state you cannot make your vehicle appear newer than its original manufacture date. You can find your vehicle manufacture date by looking in the inner page of your V5C or by simply looking at its original number plate on the vehicle.
The DVLA currently issue two age identifiers on your new style number plate, the age identifiers are issued on 1st March and later in the year on the 1st September. The age identifiers are the two middle numbers on the registration plate, for example if your middle numbers contain 05 this would represent on or after 1st March 2005, if the middle numbers are 55 this would represent on of after 1st September 2005.
The older prefix number plates age can be determined by the front letter of the number plate, every prefix represents a different age registration mark.
Absolute Reg understand that this restriction can be difficult to understand, that’s why we have made a registration suitability checker to help when you are choosing your plate, simply enter the original registration mark on your vehicle currently and the system will let you know exactly what you can and cannot assign to your vehicle.
If you wish to purchase a registration but don’t have a vehicle to assign the number plate too this is no problem, Absolute Reg can supply your private number plate on a retention document or certificate of entitlement. Both these documents are valid for 10 years meaning you have 10 years to assign them to a vehicle or if you still don’t have a vehicle to assign the number plate to you can extend the certificates at the end of the 10 years for a fee of £80 for a further 10 years.
Why buy a personalised number plate?
We’ve listed the most popular reasons below;
1) You want to stand out from the crowd
We all want to be special in one way or another and a personalised number plate can do just that. Your car will get noticed more than others because of your personalised plates and you can get really creative.
Some people simply like the idea of having their name or initials used to represent their car. This is one of the reasons why, even though the economy isn’t that great, the personalised plates business is still going strong. Both wealthy people and regular ones spend thousands of pounds to get their hands on the plates they want.
3) It is an Investment
Based on the first two reasons, you can create your own business out of buying and selling personalised number plates. There are quite a few people out there who like to buy the most popular plates for a few hundred pounds and then sell them for a nice profit.
4) It is representative of your business
Let’s say you own a wedding planning business. Now, if you could offer transportation in a limo that’s registered under JU5T WED (like the car used by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their wedding day), you’ll have an advantage point in front of your competitors.
The same goes for every business that needs visibility.
You can choose to transfer your private reg from one vehicle to another. The process requires you to take off the number from one vehicle and assign it to the other one, but it’s more than just simply swapping the plates.
While the physical process is simple, the transfer of documents may get a bit tedious. And this is why we have a comprehensive Absolute Reg transfer how-to guide that discusses the transfer issue in an easy-to-understand manner.
You should also know that there are several different types of transfer situations, besides the one we mentioned above (transferring from one vehicle you own to another). Thus, you can buy the plates without also buying the vehicle, or you could sell the plates without selling the vehicle. In both cases you will have to go through the transfer procedure once the sell is complete.
How to sell your private plate
As we already mentioned, personalised number plates can also be seen as an investment. Thus, you can buy the most popular numbers and then resell them to the highest bidder (or for a fixed price that is bigger than the buying price). It is a cool way to make some profit and you don’t even have to go through too much hassle to make sure the sell will go well.
The most difficult part of this investment is finding the right buyers. After all, a plate won’t do you any good if it just sits on a site waiting for people to bid. You need to go out there, do your research, and work on finding people who would be interested in such a creative and interesting personalised number plate. So, if you don’t have access to the right market, the task can be daunting and tiring.
Absolute Reg can help with making the job easier as we have our own selling service that caters to a wide range of people who are looking for interesting plates. This way, you don’t have to go through the trouble of searching for a buyer – we’ll do this for you. You just send us the information and lay back and relax while we find the perfect buyer!