Number plates on UK cars, whether they are personalised or not, are a legal obligation that classifies the car, and also its holder, which means they can be located in the event of an accident or any illegal conduct. Number plates have been obligatory in the UK since 1903 and have been altered numerous times in its past.
A number plate stays with a car for the length of its lifecycle, except if it’s written off, the possessor keeps it and moves it to another vehicle, or gets it replaced by a personalised number plate and the old one is nullified. The DVLA dispenses number plates and retains a record of every single car registered in the UK.
UK number plates have to be a specific dimension and font, with dissimilar shaped plates for some SUVs and motorcycles. The forward-facing plate has a white background with black letters, while back plates are yellow with black letters.
The attractiveness of a personalised number plate has expanded over recent years. You can get personalised varieties of both the existing and previous-style number plates, as well as varieties even older than that.
In the majority of cases, you’ll be able to get your initials onto the plate, or even spell out a specific word like or name or something equally valuable to you, if the design of the number plate takes your fancy. Plus, it needs to not be taken by anyone else.
Personalised number plates vary wildly in price from about £250 to hundreds of thousands of pounds for the most sought-after arrangements. Number plates with the smallest amount of characters tend to be the most lavish, particularly if they spell someone’s name too.
The main constraint on personalised plates is that you can’t put a number plate on your vehicle that would make it seem newer than it truly is. For instance, you can’t affix an ‘09’ plate from 2009 on a car recorded as being from 2008 or prior. You can, though, have a number plate that makes it appear older than it is.
Numerous people attempt to change their number plate to make it appear like it spells out something, even if it doesn’t quite match up. However, it’s illegal to modify a number plate to look approximate something else as mentioned above. This takes into account: adding digits, altering fonts, moving the spacing and using screws to strategically make a particular character look like something else.
If you’re discovered to have done this to your own number plate, you could be in for a fine of up to £1000 and your car will most definitely fail its MOT as well as the number plates aren’t street legal. Plus, your car will fail its MoT test if it has incorrect or misleadingly formatted plates. So remember to purchase the right kind of number plate from us, which is either a street legal plate, or a show plate, which cannot ever be used on the public highway.