Personalised number plates are more popular than ever, with celebrities, brands and many of the rest of us choosing to personalise their vehicles; but with so many on sale through lots of different providers, knowing the basic dos and don’ts when considering buying or selling registrations is a must, according to Regtransfers, the largest independent private plate specialist in the UK. Whether buying plates as an investment, as a gift or as a personal statement, those looking to purchase registrations should follow some simple rules and tips to ensure they get the best value from their investment while enjoying a hassle-free process.
Angela Banh, marketing manager at www.regtransfers.co.uk, explains: “There is some basic advice that should work for all potential buyers. Firstly, do your research; if you’re buying as an investment then consider the possible resale market for the registration you are considering. The more people who might be interested in a plate, the more quickly it will sell and the better the price it is likely to command. A plate resembling the name “Smith”, for example, is going to have a larger number of potential buyers in the UK than one that resembles the name “Heaton”. Secondly, regardless of your reason for buying, stay within your budget, and keep the fees in mind – good number plates can be a significant investment and it is easy to get carried away. Try not to become ‘wowed’ by something that’s out of your price range.
“If you do find something you fall in love with, at least ensure you can justify the extra cost by way of potential return on investment if and when you come to sell. Again, do that research because not all plates increase equally in value. Also bear in mind that less can be more; shorter number plates are often more valuable.
“Most importantly, make choosing a cherished number plate a fun experience. Personalising your vehicle in this way can be a reflection of your personality. As there are so many weird and wonderful letter and number combination available, pick something that really suits you.”
A good number plate provider will be able to advise on the best way to transfer a number plate onto a vehicle and will assist the purchaser at each stage of the process, dealing with all the documentation and red-tape as required.
Angela adds: “Private plates don’t have to be just for the wealthy – with prices starting as little as £89 and with the sky being the limit, there’s a plate to suit all budgets.”
Regtransfers is the largest independent specialist in registration plate transfer in the UK. For more information about buying DVLA number plates, or for assistance in finding or creating private plates, call 01582967777 or visit www.regtransfers.co.uk/main/numberplates.asp.