Where to buy a personalised number plate

We all go through that phase of wanting a new car. It might last a few weeks, until we suddenly realise that this would mean going into lots of debt and eventually, the novelty of that new car would wear off anyway. The great thing is, there are many different things that we can do to customise the current car that we have. This will not only make it look better to everyone that we drive past, but it will make it feel more personal. At this point, buying a new car might not seem like such a great idea. Here is the thing; personalised number plates can usually help to make a car feel much more personal.

What Are Personalised Reg Plates?

Personalised reg plates are number plates that are special in terms of the characters that make them. Every year, a new plate will come out in a certain format, which makes all other cars look extremely boring. This is where the personalised plate is great. It is different to any of the standardised plates that you see on new cars. Essentially, they help a car to stand out from the crowd a great deal. Just imagine 100 cars lined up in a row. The one with the personalised plate is certainly going to be the one that stands out from the rest of them.

The video below from www.thenumbersgallery.com shows some great personalised number plates.

Where Can You Get Them?

The market for personalised plates has grown considerably over the last 5 years or so. Nowadays, you can get them from hundreds of different places. In fact, check the likes of eBay and you will find that there are auctions for plates going on right now. Here is the thing though; finding a good plate at auction can be incredibly difficult. The best option you have is to search through Google for the top UK suppliers of these plates. They will be able to offer a huge range of plates that are directly suited to what you need. Regardless of whether it is your personal name or business name that you are after, there will be something suitable available.

We recommend searching the following sites:

DVLA Registrations – the DVLA’s official website selling millions of plates from just £250.

DVLA Auctions – to preview which plates are coming up for auction soon.

Plate Trader - a private number plate classifieds website.

Ebay number plates – to see what people are auctioning.

DVLA Dealers – the list of approved DVLA dealers.


The first part of the process is to set a budget for your plate. If you do this, then you will be able to short list plates extremely easy. If you have a loose budget, then you are going to find it much harder to find a plate. As a guideline, those plates that are considered high quality are priced at 500 or more. Most people would consider number plates that are over 5,000 and more to be premium number plates and therefore, there might be a lot of competition in order for you to win them. Consider this before setting your budget.

How Much Are They?

This is the tricky part. You could spend £250 or you could spend £25,000. All plates have different prices and sometimes it can be difficult to tell which plates offer the best value for money. The value of a plate is ultimately whatever you are willing to pay, so do your research and choose wisely.