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Private Car Registrations

Private car registrations are the simplest and often the cheapest way to make your present motor vehicle and your next one personal -because you can keep your private registration plates and transfer them across to your next car in most cases. The thing to remember is that you can’t make any vehicle look younger that it actually is, by putting a personal plate on it that has an age identifier which is younger than the vehicle itself.

You can check the rules for number plate transfers by clicking on this link and following the simple instructions

In the UK, the vast majority of private or personalised car registration plates start with a letter followed by a number from 1 to 999 and then the plate finishes with a three letter combination. You can search these combinations by using the wide search on the left of this page and this is a very useful starting point even though these letters will come at the end of your new plates. This is because apart from the three letters making a word of their own or indeed your initials, they can also form the end of a longer word or name which you may be trying to make on your personal numberplates.

Although shorter personal registration plates such as ABC 123 are the most sought after relatively few customers think that they are worth the extra expense as they do costs thousands of pounds. The other reason why the vast majority of customers choose Prefix, Current Style or Irish plates is that they give even more ways to make the plates of their dreams.
Just use the "Find Number Plates" link at the top of this page to find your own private car registrations

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Important Private Number plates and DVLA Information
DVLA is the government agency responsible for all regulatory matters related to the issue and display of private number plates and car registrations in the UK. The DVLA acronym means Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and its head quarters are here in Swansea from where it controls all UK private registration plates. It was formerly called the DVLC standing for Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre but this title was changed in 1990 and so is now obsolete. In Northern Ireland the government agency responsible for controlling and issuing Irish number plates is DVA this acronym meaning the Driver Vehicle Agency.
DVLA is a registered trade mark of the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency. We contract the agency on a daily basis but VRM Swansea  Plates4less is in no way affiliated to the DVLA or DVLA Personalised Registrations.
All personalised number plates and personal registration marks mentioned in this site are either British i.e. issued and controlled by the DVLA Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency  here in Swansea or Northern Irish i.e. issued by the DVA NI (Driver and Vehicle Agency Northern Ireland) in Coleraine. They are only for display on vehicles registered in the UK and Northern Ireland.

Personal Number plates : Follow the law
As responsible personalised number plates agents we feel it is important that our visitors and customers understand the law regarding the supply and display of cherished number plates as they are valuable assets and should be protected. It was once possible to buy cheap number plates from any private car numberplates maker without any evidence of your entitlement to the car registration numbers. These days you need to provide the private registration plates manufacturer with a V948 number plate authorisation certificate which is issued by the DVLA only after your keeper’s entitlement has been checked. Your numberplates are an important identifying feature of your vehicle and can be cloned to provide a false identity to any vehicle for those engaged in vehicle related crime. There are now many stories that tell of speeding fines collected in areas of the UK where car owners have never visited, due to the display of duplicate number plates  by criminals.

The law on the display of vehicle registration numbers is now very strict and personal number plates owners may not use decorative or fancy fonts. Letters and numbers must be of the correct size, style and spacing with private registration plates also conforming to strict British Standards in their materials and manufacture. To break the law on the manufacture and display means you risk having your entitlement to your cherished registration plates permanently withdrawn and face a substantial fine of up to £1000. Incorrectly displayed private plates or personalised reg marks will be enough to make your vehicle fail its MOT test.

 VRM Swansea Plates4less is a DVLA registered number plate supplier (supplier no: 3166) and a recognised reseller of DVLA Personalised registrations. In recognition of this fact we only supply fully road legal number plates. DVLA, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, DVA NI Driver and Vehicle Agency Northern Ireland, are registered trademarks

See also: Private Car Registrations | Registration Numbers | Registration Plates | Irish Number Plates DVA NI | Private Number Plates