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A Guide to Buying and Selling Personalized Number Plates

Some people don’t actually care what their registration numbers are. As long as they have their car registered, it does not really matter what letters and numbers are in the number plate. For them, the number plate is just something to identify your car especially when you leave it in a public parking place.

However, there are drivers who want to express their individuality even through their private number plates. And this is the reason why they take effort and money to find the best personalized number plate to put on their car. You can have your name, your profession, your hobbies, your car make or model on your personalized number plate.

Here are some tips that can help you get a unique personalized number plate that you can buy.

There are several places where you can buy the personalized number plate of your choice. The best place to do it is through the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency or the DVLA itself. There are many plate combinations that they see as valuable and so they keep them and sell them to vehicle owners. The DVLA website is one place where you can look for and purchase a personalized number plate or you can also join their regular auction to find a good one.

You can also buy your private number plate from private companies that offer them for sale. Here you will find cheap plates to very expensive ones. if you find a car owner selling his number plate that suits you, then you can buy it directly from the car owner.

If you have found the number plate that you want, then you just need to pay for it and ensure that you get the paperwork. You need to possess a certificate that would indicate that you are entitled to use that private number plate on your vehicle.

There are, however, restrictions on private number plates.

There are some number plates that are banned by the DVLA and you cannot purchase these combinations. You cannot also make your car appear newer than it is. So, if you have registered your car at a certain year, you cannot use any plate newer that its prefix. A personalized plate is not allowed on Q registered cars.

If you have got paperwork that proves that you are entitled to use a number plate, then it will not cost you anything to assign a number plate to your vehicle.

If you don’t want your number plate any more then you can sell it. You can sell your number plate using the DVLA’s website or fill in the certificate and post it. You can also use a dealer or a broker to sell your private number plate.

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