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Buying private number plates from CarReg is safe and secure, all supplied on DVLA certificate with a 100% money back guarantee! They make ideal gifts, this one could be yours for only:


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Plates Compared

What is the difference between Personalised Plates and Private Number Plates? Find out all you need to know.

Personalised Plates

Personalised number plates are mainly personal to the main driver the vehicle. This also makes them great personalised gifts.

Example Reg: JON 777

Prices are normally lower starting from only £155.

You will easily be recognised (if you are hiding)!

Private Number Plates

Private number plates are normally sold to drivers who like the vehicle to look more prestigious or sporty, rather than being personal to the driver.

Example Reg: XXX 777

They are normally better investments.

The driver will be less recognisable.

The Verdict

In a recent CarReg survey, results found that it really is just down to personal choice. So it’s up to you - go private or go personalised!


You might find the answer below, or please see our full FAQs page for more.

Can the number plate 8 JJE go onto any vehicle?

Yes, this registration is known as a ‘dateless’ format, so it can be put on any vehicle regardless of its age or date of manufacture.

How does it work?

The entire process is very easy and straight forward, rest assured CarReg have many years of experience and our trained, friendly staff are on hand to guide you through the purchasing process from start to finish.

Simply place your order online and the paperwork will be dispatched to you, or we will be in touch should we require anything more from you to complete the transfer. If you have any specific questions, it’s worth having a read through our FAQ page.

Can I buy this number plate as a gift?

Yes, of course! All registrations can be supplied for you to gift to the lucky recipient. Simply name them as the “Nominee” on the easy order page. You can also purchase the physical number plates from us to present to the person you are buying for. Private number plates have long been popular personalised gifts for any occasion which can last a lifetime.

What happens to my original registration?

Your original registration makes way for the new one and DVLA keep this aside for reallocation if you decide to take the personalised registration off the vehicle. If the original registration is of value and you wish to keep it, for example to use on another car, then you must retain it first online, paying a DVLA fee of £80. This can be done on the .GOV website (Google “Take registration off vehicle”).

How long does it take?

Generally for us to supply the actual number plates will only take a few days. We can supply a V750 certificate (ready for online transfer) in your requested name within 5 working days. If you want us to transfer your new number plate to your vehicle for you, this can generally be done within ten days (or quicker). Times are getting faster as the DVLA increase the number of online applications.

I don't have a vehicle, can I still buy the number number plate?

Yes you can! In the majority of cases you can hold the registration number on a Certificate for up to 10 years from the date of purchase, and transfer it to a vehicle once you have one available to receive it. If you are in the process of buying a vehicle and are due to receive your V5C document, then you can supply the details to us upon receipt of the document from the DVLA in your name and address.

Is the CarReg ordering system secure?

Of course, 100%. CarReg have been buying and selling personalised number plates for well over 30 years, way before the internet started. We also confirm that payment details are never stored in any of our systems. CarReg established in 1988 are members of all trade governing bodies, recognised by DVLA and is a well respected family run business. We invest continually to make sure our systems are totally safe and secure. In addition, CarReg provide a full money back guarantee!