There are people who are not really into cherishing their private number plates. As long as they have their car registered, it does not really matter what letters and numbers are in the number plate. It is just a string of random letters and numbers that can help identify it as your own car when you park it in a public parking place.
There are drivers, however, who are different and want to express their individuality 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.
So if you are this second kind of person and you want your car to be truly unique, then you can buy, sell or fit a personalized number plate on your car using the tips given below.
There are different places where you can buy a private number plate of your choice. The DVLA or Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is the best place to buy a personalized number plate. 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.
There are also private companies that sell number plates to buyers which you can look for. The prices of number plates vary from very cheap to very expensive ones depending on what is on the number plates. Or, you can buy a private number plate from the car owner himself.
It is important that you complete the paperwork once you have found the number plate that you want and have paid for it. What you need to get is a certificate that will confirm your entitlement in using that particular number plate on your vehicle.
Below are some restrictions imposed on number plates.
You should not purchase any number plates that have a combination that is banned by the DVLA. Another restriction is that you cannot make a 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. If your car is Q registered, you cannot put a personalized plate on it.
There is no cost in assigning a certain number plate to your vehicle if you have paperwork that proves that you are entitled to use it.
Sellig your number plate is allowed if you don't want it anymore. You can sell your number plate using the DVLA's website or fill in the certificate and post it. You can also sell your number plate through a dealer.