Over the years, we have found that our clients and customers often ask the same questions when buying or selling private number plates. Here we have listed them and hope they help and give you the information that you may require. Please contact us should you require additional information.
Established in 1988, CarReg are members of all trade bodies and are considered to be one of the most trusted UK car registration dealers. Recognised Reseller of DVLA Personalised Registrations and Registered Number Plate Supplier #27154.
For car registrations over £500 you can purchase your selected number plate by finance. Just choose the ‘PAY MONTHLY’ option at the checkout. Simply pay a 10% deposit and apply for finance online (subject to Hitachi Capital’s finance approval).
The term ‘number plates’ is the commonly used word for what we sell but it is not actually the correct definition of our main product: Vehicle Registration numbers, personalised registrations or private number plates would be more accurate a description.
‘Number plates’ are often what we call the perspex plates fitted to the motor vehicle bearing the registration mark of the vehicle. There are lots of names used for personalised registrations in the UK. Read the pages under Personalised Number Plates in the main menu to find out all about these; Personalised plates, Cherished Number Plates, Current plates, Prefix, Suffix and Dateless number plates.
The DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) is the government department in the UK responsible for managing vehicle related documents such as driving licences and vehicle registration V5C documents within Great Britain & Northern Ireland (including maintaining a database of licensed drivers and registered vehicles).
In the late 1980’s, the DVLA started selling DVLA registrations opening up a massive database of previously unissued numbers. As well as issuing and selling DVLA number plates, the DVLA administers driving endorsements, penalty points, transfers car registration numbers and organises the collection of vehicle excise duty (also known as road tax, car tax and road fund licence). More DVLA Information.
Buy Private Number Plates
CarReg actually own private number plates, you can also Make Your Own Private Plate. We also supply brand new numbers which have never previously been used on a vehicle. We have over 50 million private car registrations you can choose from with many prefix and current style plates available from only £155.
All private number plates originate from the DVLA, with many having being used on vehicles before and some just purchased by owners to keep as an investment. Our experienced buying team buy some of the most popular private registrations when they become available and add them to our exclusive stock list.