Find Your Ideal Number Plate Quickly And Easily With CarReg UK
A car number plate is the piece of perspex (plastic) fitted on the front and rear of a vehicle bearing the registration number (or number plates for the vehicle). We sell the actual registration numbers themselves – or strictly speaking the rights to display a registration number on a vehicle.
Although number plates is the most commonly used term for what we sell, it is not actually the correct definition of our main product which is “vehicle registrations”.
Cherished, personal or private number plates, what is the difference? Technically nothing. The names have been created by the general public to reflect the different orders and quantities of letters and numbers making up a registration. However cherished or personalised plates are often more expensive as these names are given to highly desirable registrations that are usually snapped-up as soon as they become available.
Of course, we also understand that some people just want to buy a cheap number plate. CarReg have access to many cheap number plates.
Find out more in this section of our website about the different types of number plates available.
Number plates or private plates
These are previously issued car registrations. When referring to private plates we tend to refer to dateless registration numbers, sometimes called “cherished registrations”.
Dateless and cherished registrations have historically made very good financial investments.
Age related number plate registrations – Ideal gifts
Age related plates are by far the cheapest, and so most popular type of number purchased. An age related plate can be be of many different variants but the most popular would be a “prefix number plate” as they are also amongst the cheapest of all private registrations types. Examples of prefix plates are “A1 ABC”, “B16 JDW”, “K888 KSR”, “G15 HHH”,”M15 SSS” & “Y1 ABC”.
Prices for this type of plate start from only £150 and can be provided to customers on an official DVLA certificate so they make ideal gifts!
You can Make Your Own Number Plate from only £155!
Cherished and personalised plates
Cherished or personalised Number Plates are dateless, previously issued, rare and sought after registrations. We have thousands of cherished numbers available which are a combination of our own stock (which cannot be purchased cheaper from any other website) or registrations we have been asked to sell by members of the public.
These registrations range from original 1903 cherished numbers up to the current DVLA issue. Prices start from around £500 and can go up to over 1 Million pounds! Some examples of cherished plates would be “P 2”, “2 P”, “1 HM”, “E 6”, “9 Y”, “5 J”, “4 B”, “5 K”, “K 5”, “9 C”, “1 GO”, and “3 H”. Use our smart search in the header of our website to search for a cherished registration.
Find out more about cherished number plates.
Number Plates Frequently Asked Questions;
Question; How much is a new number plate?
Answer; A new replacement number plate for your car of vehicle normally costs £15. A “number plate” should not be confused with a private or personalied number plate. This price is merely for the piece of perspex plastic which should be fitted to all UK vehicles bearing the vehicle identification number.
Question; How much are personalised number plates?
Answer; Prices for personalised number plates vary with the different styles. You can make your own number plate from only £155, there are of course more expensive numbers available. Generally the shorter the number, more popular the letter or names then the more expensive the number plate will be.
Question; Are my number plates legal?
Answer; The UK number plate system requires that every vehicle should bear a white number plate on the front of a vehicle and also a yellow number plate on the rear of the vehicle. The letters and numbers should also be spaced as legally required. If the number plate is miss spaced or miss represented, then the number plate will be deemed illegal and the owner of the vehicle may be fined up to £1000.
Question; Do Halfords put number plates on?
Answer; Generally yes, most respectable garages will fit your number plates for you, especially if you buy the plates from them. CarReg make fitting very easy, we supply very strong double sided sticky pads. The pads avoid drilling holes in your new number plates which can spoil the look.
Question; How do I change my number plate from one car to another?
Answer; This is very easy, providing both vehicles are registered in the UK then the application can all be done online via the DVLA website. You will need documents for both vehicles and the £80 DVLA transfer fee.