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How to Buy and Sell Personalized Number Plates

Some people don’t actually care what their registration numbers are. The most important thing for them is that their car is registered no matter what numbers or letters there 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. These people actually take time and pay money on finding the best private number plate that would represent them. The things that you can have in your personalized number plate that can reflect who you are, are your name, your profession, your hobbies, your car make or model.

If you want to buy a personalized number plate that can best depict who you are, then follow the tips given below.

There are several places where you can buy the personalized 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. Private car owners sometimes sell their number plates and if you find it appealing to you, then you can buy it directly from him.

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. What you need to get is a certificate that will confirm your entitlement in using that particular number plate on your vehicle.

There are, however, restrictions on private number plates.

You should not purchase any number plates that have a combination that is banned by the DVLA. 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. If you are selling your number privately, then use 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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