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Number Plates - The Ultimate Way To Customise Your Car And Reflect Your Unique Personality And Interests

Number plates that are personal to you, to your partner or another special person can be expensive. There are also plenty of unscrupulous dealers out there who are only out to make as much money as possible from as many people as possible. If you decide that you would like a cheap personalised number plates either for yourself or as a gift for someone else, your best bet is to look for a company that is an expert in the field. Because it can be a little more complicated than it at first appears, you need a company that employs only specialist staff who are trained to know what they are talking about. You also want a company that invests in the latest database management systems to ensure that you have the best choice of the many private car plates for sale out there and kind find the one that suits you down to the ground.

Top Quality Customer Service When You Buy Private Number Plates For Sale From Personal Numbers

Because of the potential pitfalls involved in buying private number plates, you will also want to know that you are buying yours from an approved supplier. We are one of the few full members of the Cherished Numbers Dealers Association in the UK, meaning that we adhere to their strict code of conduct. We're also affiliated to the Retail Motor Industry Federation, which sets high standards for its members, including a dedication to providing high quality, value for money services to the motoring public. In the highly unlikely event you encounter any problems with the service we provide, you will always have the option of using the RMI's conciliation and arbitration service. It's never happened to us, but this should reassure you of our good intentions and give you peace of mind in your purchase. What's more, we are also approved by the DVLA to sell on private plates for sale UK.

That's the red tape - the legal obligations - but where we truly excel is in the service we provide on a day to day basis. We aren't just interested in meeting minimum standards. We go above and beyond that to provide you with a top quality service you won't find elsewhere. When you buy from Personal Numbers, you have the reassurance that you are dealing with a team of fully trained specialists that not only know what they are doing. We also care about our customers. All our services are geared towards ensuring that you get the private number plates that suit you at a price you can afford. We operate a Price Promise - we guarantee we won't be beaten on price. If you find the private car number plates for sale you want at a cheaper price elsewhere, we will secure it for you for less. You can't say fairer than that.

You may be certain already of the private plates for sale that you are looking for. Or you may want certain initials, a name or particular numbers, but are not sure what's out there. Why not try our three search options to find the ideal personal number plate for you? It's fast, efficient and easy. Moreover, because we update our database daily with the latest plates available on the market, you know you will be seeing everything that is available at a glance. Once you have found the private plates that you want, follow the easy steps on our website to complete your purchase. We have invested in a secure purchasing system so that you know your confidential financial details are safe with us. Because we understand buying cheap personalised plates can be an important decision, you can also ring us to ask any questions and place your order and we'll talk you through the process and complete your purchase there and then.

Our aim is to secure you the private car plates for sale that you want at a price you can afford. We are not interested in a quick sale - we want to make sure you keep coming back in future to us every time you want a number plate. We invest heavily in staff training and the best database management systems so we can give you the help, information and advice you need, when you need it. It's easy to talk to one of our experts about the services we provide. You can get fast responses to all your queries by using our online live chat facility on our website. Alternatively, you can speak to a specialist by calling 0203 370 0000 or you can email us at sales@personalnumbers.com. Don't go anywhere else for personalised number plates for yourself or your loved ones. Come to Personal Numbers for top quality service first time, every time.

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Why would anyone want to buy their own personal number plates? Your number plate is not just a way to identify your vehicle. It can also be a uniquely personal touch that can reflect your personality or your way of life. It can tell people what you are interested in or be a great marketing opportunity for your business. A personalised number plate is eye-catching and can make you and your vehicle stand out from the crowd. It can enhance the look and the value of a performance or classic car, or even just raise a smile or a second glance from passers-by. Choosing the right personalised number plate can be an investment for the future, as some much coveted combinations can increase in value year on year, should you ever choose to sell yours. And these are just some of the reasons why thousands of people buy them every year.

However, whatever the reason you are purchasing your cheap personalised number plate, it is worth remembering that the vehicle registration system is not there for fun! It was introduced in 1904 by the Motor Car Act of 1903. This required all motor vehicles to be recorded on an official vehicle register. The purpose behind the law was then, as it is now, to enable vehicles to be easily traced if they were involved in an accident or if any of the occupants of a vehicle were observed committing a criminal act. So it is not as easy as just creating your own licence plate and affixing it to your car. There are specific rules and regulations laid down by law which aim to protect drivers and others around them from harm, both when you buy and when you use your personalised number plate.

The first thing to remember is that when you are buying private plates for sale, you are not buying a physical licence plate but the right to assign that number to a vehicle and display it on that vehicle's number plates. You may also choose to retain the sequence of numbers and/or letters you buy for future use on an as-yet unspecified vehicle, but the ownership of the registration ultimately belongs to the government. This is why the purchase of any new or reassigned number has to be registered through the DVLA. When you purchase a new registration plate, if you choose a reputable company to carry out your purchase, they will usually help you with the paperwork side to ensure you stay on the right side of the law. Broadly speaking, the process is split into three stages. Firstly, you search online to find the number you would like.

When the DVLA generates new private plates for sale twice each year, it produces new combinations which can of their own accord look very much like common names and words. There are also existing plates from the 1960s to the present day which either begin or end with a set letter, depending on the year of issue. Finally, there are cherished number plates. These are dateless registration marks which were issued before 1963 and do not necessarily follow the same rigid format as modern plates. There are, therefore, literally millions of options to choose from. When choosing your own personalised number plate for a car you already own, you should be aware that there are some restrictions. This particularly applies where the personalised registration number you are interested in has what is called an age identifier, in other words, a sequence of letters or numbers that is intended to show how old the car is.

This numbering system was introduced in Great Britain in 2001. In practical terms, this means you cannot put new plates on an old car. For example, if you buy a licence plate with a 62 current style registration, it can only go on a vehicle that was first registered as new on or after 1 September 2012. This is to avoid misleading others as to the actual age of the car. It is worth paying attention to this restriction as it could be a costly mistake to make. When you have bought your licence plate, you receive a certificate of entitlement as proof that you can use this number. The next step is to assign it to a particular vehicle, either your own or someone else's. Third and finally, you need to get the number plate made up with your new registration details.

There are certain legal requirements that licence plates must follow in order to comply with UK law. These include elements such as the size of the plate and using the correct typeface. There are also some guidelines about the way they are formatted and how they must be displayed - a motorcycle, for example, may use a narrower plate; and most plates for any vehicle should show the country in which it is registered. It is therefore very important to make sure you use a reputable supplier when it comes to getting your new licence plate made up, so that you do not fall foul of the law or find that you have wasted your money by buying something that you will later have to pay again to change. The vehicle the private plates for sale will be going on must also be registered, or be about to be registered, in the UK, in either your name or the name of your nominee.

Many people think that you must have a car before you can buy number plates, but this isn't the case. You do not have to assign a personalised number to a vehicle right away. However, you should be aware that whether your registration is held under a certificate of entitlement (a form V750) or a certificate of retention (form V778), either will only last for the duration of one year, after which they have to be renewed through the DVLA or you will lose the right to assign that number to a vehicle. Either form can be renewed for up to three years at a time for a small fee, and can be renewed as many times as you want, but you must do so or risk losing the right to the number. It is worth being aware of these factors if you are buying your personalised number plate to retain for future use or as an investment.

All in all, there is a lot of flexibility when you are choosing personalised number plates, whether you intend to keep it for your own use or are planning to give it to someone else as a present. They are a great way to express your individuality, can be easy to spot in a crowd and can be a lot of fun. But it is important that you adhere to the guidelines set down in law, otherwise you could find yourself having wasted your time and money. One way to make sure that you take the stress out of the process and do not fall foul of the legal complexities is to select a reputable firm with a good track record to act as a broker when buying your new registration plate. Such a company will carry out all of the hard work for you, such as dealing with the negotiations and paperwork and fulfilling the requirements of the DVLA. This will leave you free to enjoy all that is good about having number plates personal to you while someone else handles the boring technical details that will keep you on the right side of the law!