What Are the Benefits of Buying Personalised Number Plates?
The popularity of personalised number plates has steadily grown over the years that they have been available to private individuals. Many people buy a private registration number to give their car a unique personal touch by using their name or initials, or to mark a special occasion such as a birthday, wedding or anniversary. Others like to display humorous plates, while businesses can use them as a marketing tool.
Personalised plates sell from as little as £150 up to hundreds of thousands of pounds and, over recent years, have come to be recognised as a great investment opportunity. However, private plates can also offer a number of other benefits. Let’s have a look at what buying a personalised number plate from CarReg can do for you.
Private Number Plates wont wear out
As the appeal of personalised number plates grows, so can their value. The price of some private registrations have risen steadily, especially for much sought after type of plates with fewer digits. This shows that they can be a wise purchase and unlike some luxury items, you can proudly display your private number plate as much as you like and they will never tarnish or get old.
Conceal Your Car’s Age
The standard number plates issued by the DVLA have age identifiers showing the year it was first registered. While you can’t display plates that make your car appear newer than it is, many personalised number plates hide the age of your car and give it a classic and ageless appearance.
Personalise Your Number Plates to Your Business
If you run a business, any advertising is good, and personalised number plates are a great way of promoting your company or trade. They can also assist in developing a strong brand and creating awareness of a company. Having business-related number plates on your companies vehicles will get you recognised in your local area and beyond
Personalised Number Plates Can Deter Thieves
While personalised number plates can’t actually stop a determined thief from stealing your car, they can be a deterrent. Certain vehicles always seem to be targets for theft, but we imagine most organised criminals (professional thieves) like to be as anonymous as possible and blend into the background. Private number plates do invariably stand out from the crowd, so potentially your vehicle could be left alone whilst they try their luck elsewhere.
Mark a Special Occasion
With the variety of number plates available from CarReg, you’re sure to find a combination of numbers and letters that suit a special occasion. For a wedding or anniversary, you could look for plates with both of the couple’s initial and the relevant year.
In August 2021, the staff at the Stagecoach bus company in Barrow, Cumbria found a touching way to commemorate a long-serving colleague, Ray Jones, who had passed away. They clubbed together to buy the personalised number plate “BA60 RAY” which will be displayed on one of the company’s buses. BA is for Barrow, 60 was the year the driver was born and his age when he died, and Ray is his name.
With almost 60 million personalised number plates currently available from CarReg, you’ll be able to find the right plate for any occasion. Start your search today!