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Buying a personalised number plate can seem like a minefield

Where do you start? How do you choose? What's a good number plate? How do you know if it's a good price? What documents do you need? And what are the pitfalls? There are so many questions, that it can seem a bit scary. Use our guide to help you through the maze, and buy a personalised number plate with confidence.

Where can I buy a personalised number plate?

When it comes to buying a private number plate, there's a lot of places to look. There's the internet (of course) - you'll find lots of number plate companies here. You'll also find lots of car registration number plates for sale in magazines and newspapers. But where do you start looking? And where's the best place to look........? And how can you get the best prices? Follow our guide to where can i buy a personalised car number plate. And don't forget....use a personal number plate price comparison service to find the best prices.

How do I choose a personalised number plate to buy?

There are so many different kinds of number plates, and prices vary widely. And its not always obvious why the prices are so different. Number plate prices can vary because of number plate styles, or there may be other reasons. Choosing one will depend on your reasons for buying a personalised number plate.It's likely that the biggest factor will be your budget, whether big or small. It is possible to get a cheap personalised number plate for less than £100. Although there are plenty to choose from at this price, the main purpose of these is to hide the age of your car. These are likely to be Irish number plates (which do not have a year identifier).

How do I buy a personalised number plate?

I've found a personal number plate I want to buy. What do I do now? How do I know if it's genuine, and what are the possible pitfalls? Use our guide on how to buy a car number personalised plate.

How much does it cost for a personalised number plate?

Now there's an interesting question. Some cheap registration numbers can cost as little as £50, and from there the sky's the limit. In 2008, the most expensive UK number plate ever to be sold to date was F1 - at a cost of a cool £441k. So it's more a matter of deciding on your budget first - and then looking at what's available in your price range. Number plate prices can vary a lot, so be sure to shop around.

What are the cheapest personalised number plates?

For some of us, we just want to hide the age of our car. We want to buy a personal number plate that looks good, but doesn't break the bank. Believe it or not, it is possible to buy a cheap private number plate for as little as £80. There are, of course, the usual DVLA fees to pay on top.

I've bought a personal number plate - how do I put it on my car?

When you've agreed to buy a personalised number plate, how do you get it onto your car? We talk you through how to assign a personalised number plate to your car, the documents you need, etc.

I want to buy a personalised number plate as an investment

How do you choose a personal number plate, with investment in mind? Not all personal number plates go up in value - and some go up more than others. So how can you select wisely, to maximise your chances? We provide some guidance, and read our top tips for investing in personalised number plates.

I'm thinking of buying a personalised number plate for my company

More and more companies are choosing a personal number plate that reflects their company. It's a great way of enhancing the company brand. They look great on a fleet of vehicles, whether that's vans, lorries, or cars - even buses. And helps disguise the age of the vehicles.

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