Please find below the most common questions people ask when buying replacement number plates from us. Simply select the question to reveal the answer.
Are the number plates you supply legal ?
We only supply legal number plates, In order to supply number plates in the UK you have to be registered with the DVLA. BEWARE of any one selling show plates, It is an offence to supply show plates in Great Britain
What is likely to happen if I obtain Show plates to put on my vehicle ?
The police are currently cracking down on drivers who use number plates that do not conform to UK legislation. On top of generating unwanted police attention your vehicle is almost certain to fail it's MOT.
How safe is it to use my credit/debit card on your website ?
You may have heard of Our payment gateway partners Sagepay use the latest 256 kb encryption technology ensuring your payment card and personal details, they are kept safe and secure. You may have heard of PSS DCI, it's a comprehensive set of security standards to protect credit card data, Sage page are PSS DCI level 1 which ins the highest security levels, that's one of the reasons we use them. In addition to this we use Mastercard securecode & Verified by visa.
Do you offer none standard sizes of number plates ?
On our number plate maker there are many different sizes to choose from including shaped or contoured number plates, If you can't find the size your after on the number plate maker please email us the details. We can supply any size of legal number plates.
Can I have a Football Club Badge on my number plate ?
I am afraid that Football clubs, Car Logos or anything other the badges/Flags that are on our plate builder are illegal
I have seen cars with italics & different fonts can I have these ?
The only font that complies with the law is the Charles Wright Font, this is the font that is used on all our number plates, there is an option for 3D which looks good, see our plate builder.
What documents do I need to buy number plates ?
You need to prove entitlement to the registration number and proof of Identity need to send original documents not copies. A list of acceptable documents can be found on the Legal Number Plates
page of this website.
Why will my number plates have Platinum Plates Ltd B75 6WH at the bottom ?
All number plates need to have the details of the DVLA registered number plate supplier on them.
Do I have to change my number plate if it is cracked or broken ?
If the number plate is damaged in such a way that it makes the registration mark difficult to read it does need to be replaced.
Are 3D characters allowed ?
Registration numbers and letters must be black and non - reflect able. 3D characters are allowed provided the number plate complies with the British Standard specification (BS AU 145d).
Is a honeycombed or other background pattern permitted ?
No, overprinting including honeycomb or other background designs are not allowed.
Can I pay by methods other than credit card ?
Yes. You may pay by Cheque, or Bankers Draft.
How quickly will I receive my number plates ?
All our number plates are despatched the same day we receive your order and documents by royal mail as 1st class post. Generally you would expect delivery the next day but this not a guarantee.
Do your number plates come with the holes pre-drilled ?
No like most number plate suppliers our number plates come without the holes drilled. The reason for this is the holes can vary from car to car. Also a lot of vehicles these days have the plates fixed with adhesive pads. It's really easy to make the holes with a small drill.
Will I need to get them fitted at a garage ?
Number plates are easy to fit they dont even need to be drilled and screwed they can be fixed with adhesive pads, see our fitting car number plates
video for more informationl.