If your number plate is damaged in an accident, deteriorated over time or been stolen, you’ll need to replace it or run the risk of being fined and failing your essential MOT test.
The Motor Car Act requires you to display clear-to-read number plates at both the front and rear of your vehicle, so if they are damaged or missing, they must be replaced at once.
How to replace number plates on a car
Fortunately, replacing your number plates is a simple process with New Reg. If your plate has suffered structural damage or has aged and become difficult to read, we’ll make up replacements for you. Provide us with your supporting documents including proof of entitlement for the registration, along with proof of who you are and where you live, and we’ll get to work.
Here at New Reg, you can choose from several different styles, including 3D or hi-line plates, and even add a national flag for a little colour. You can pay for your plates online with your debit or credit card to keep things simple for you, and we’ll get your registration plates made up and sent directly to your home.
Once they arrive, you can easily attach your number plates with either easy-to-use adhesive pads or simple screws.
How much do replacement number plates cost?
Exactly how much it costs to replace your number plates will depend on the style and type you choose. The cheapest of legal number plates can cost as little as £16 and they can be fitted for a sum of £5 at auto retailers if you need assistance. If you opt for more enhanced plates, such as 3D and 4D styles, the cost will be higher. There are more expensive options available on the market if you’re looking for anti-theft number plates. These plates have been specially designed to thwart thieves by breaking into pieces if unauthorised removal is attempted.
Where to get replacement number plates
While it’s possible to purchase replacement number plates from reliable auto retailers, it can save you time and energy to purchase online. Although you can order number plates online and collect from auto retail outlets, they will still require you to bring in appropriate documentation to the shop when making your plates.
A more convenient choice for replacing your number plates is to let us handle the task here at New Reg. We’ll not only guarantee your new vehicle registration plates are compliant with all UK laws, we’ll also ensure they’re made to the British Safety Standard and are stamped to indicate this.
At New Reg, we’ll get your replacement plates made up to your design requirements and send them out to an address of your choosing, saving you the hassle of travelling to pick them up. This can be extremely useful if your plates need replacing because they were damaged and stolen. Driving without plates, or with plates in a damaged condition, is illegal under UK law and can result in fines of up to £1,000 if you are stopped on the road.
What do I need to get a replacement number plate?
Along with the necessary funds, to replace your plates you’ll need to prove you’re entitled to use the registration. You can use a certificate of retention, certificate of entitlement, or most commonly your V5C registration document, also called a logbook. You’ll also be required to present photographic identification such as a passport or drivers’ licence and proof of address. A utility bill or bank statement, no older than six months, will be satisfactory.