For those seeking to purchase new or used personalised number plates the internet and online forums can prove to be a useful tool. Whether or not you are purchasing personalised number plates as a business venture, hoping to buy low and sell high or whether you are purely after the dream plate, there are many avenues you can explore. However before you make those all-important purchases be sure to be aware of a few key legalities that could stand in your way.
Arguably at the top of this list is making sure the plate you purchase is road legal. For those fitting for their own car this makes perfect sense. For those wishing to sell there is nothing worse than finding out you paid over the odds for a plate that is not road legal. A little research conducted online will provide you with all the information required for a completely road legal plate. The UK legal character height is 79mm for all road number plates, whether they are personalised or otherwise. Spaces should also be a certain limit and specialised fonts are unfortunately a no go. The government and police will clamp down on anything that is not deemed road legal and you could face a hefty fine for your trouble. So before you purchase make sure you know exactly what you are getting.
Sourcing personalised number plates is also a fairly skilled and experimental process. There are many specialist sites all offering road legal personalised number plates. These companies all claim to provide a cheap and cost effective service for rear and front personalised number plates. However as with any online company make sure you conduct thorough research and read all the available reviews before you decide to part with your hard earned money. An additional benefit of using an all in one online service is that fitting also comes as part of the deal. This means that the additional hassle can be immediately taken away from owning your own personalised number plates.
By following these straightforward steps you can avoid any or all of the pitfalls associated with purchasing, fitting and owning a personalised number plate. The safest and easier way is to go straight to a registered number plate supplier. However be sure to bring proof of identification with you when doing this.