Whether you’ve got a shiny new car or an old banger, a private number plate is a great way to add some style and class to your vehicle. Once, private plates were seen as an item of luxury, only for the rich and famous, however these days you don’t have to splash too much cash to get your own. So, if you’re on the fence about whether or not to buy a private plate, we’ve got some reasons why you should.
It can’t be said enough; a private number plate is the perfect way to make your car stand out from the crowd. Owning a private registration plate means that your plate will be unique to you and have much more meaning than a normal plate. You can choose a plate with a word or a phrase that means something to you, and the best thing is that it can be removed when you get rid of your car and put onto a new vehicle.
They catch your eye
Want heads to turn when you drive down the street? People will be sure to look your way if you’re number plate makes up a word or phrase people recognise.
Remember though, there are regulations in place to ensure that you don’t try to spell something inappropriate with your plate.
They can be an investment
There is a lot of money to be made in number plate investment, especially if you know your stuff. The most expensive number plates fetch hundreds of thousands at auction, and whilst you might not be buying number plates like these, you can still make profit on popular plates.
If your private plate is unique and something collectors are interested in, it can be worth looking at the market and seeing you if can get some cash for your plate.
You’ll never forget
How many times have you been filling out official paperwork for your vehicle and you can’t remember your number plate? Like getting a new phone number, constantly changing your vehicle means learning your new plate number each time can be a difficult task. With a private registration, you are sure to remember the number, and they’ll be no more hassle.
It isn’t as expensive as you think
Of course, you can spend a lot on the really sought after private number plates, however the majority of plates are an expensive as you might think. Although it will cost you a bit of money, you can spend a couple of hundred on a private number plate and then that’s yours to keep.
If you want to save money then you can have part of the plate personalised instead of the full thing. You can have your initials or numbers of your birthday added without changing the whole thing.
It can be sentimental
Getting a number plate with a certain name or number on it can be meaningful for the person who owns it.
Another great idea is buying someone a private number plate as a gift. If your son/daughter has just passed their driving test and bought their first car, a personalised plate would make the moment even more special.
It can highlight your vehicle
If you do have a car that holds a high price tag then adding a private number plate can make the car even more flashy and add some character. If you’re looking to sell the vehicle at auction, if the private plate is popular then this could bump up the money you get.