Whether it is a motorcycle that we zip around town on to run random errands or a mighty SUV that we take on family trips into the country they all have one thing in common: they are registered in a national database by means of their vehicle number plates. These number plates uniquely identify your vehicle. But what happens when you need to get the license plates replaced? How do you choose the right business to handle the job for you?Before we go into the actual choosing of the replacement number plate makers, you need to be informed that in the case that your
plates have been stolen the first thing you might actually want to do is report it to the police. You shouldn’t drag your feet on this one,
considering the fact that the only reason someone would want to steal your number plates is to do some mischief using them as cover. The mischief may be something as relatively innocent as getting out of paying a parking ticket to a more sinister and serious crime which we will leave to your imagination. It would be pretty hard for you to explain how a car, that looks like yours (the thieves always make sure to nick the plates off of cars that look like theirs) and has your number plates on it, isn’t actually the real thing when faced with pictorial evidence
and/or witness testimony. So, go to the police – first and immediately.
To start choosing the best replacement number plates business for you:
- Start your online search of all the license plate makers in the UK. You can look for only those that are in your area, but why limit your choices? Besides, today there are businesses that can ship your plates to you wherever in the country you may be. Once you have a list of suitable businesses, search further for reviews that they have received from their clients. Just adding “review” or “reviews” in front or after the business’ names should give you a decent number of search results. Go through the results, and the more you do so, the better a feeling you will have about whether or not you want to deal with them.
- Once you have further narrowed down your choices find out their accreditations and affiliations. To begin with, any replacement number plates business in the country needs to be accredited by the DVLA. A professional business will take it further by being a member of organizations that represent their profession and will be proud to show it.
- Next, when you start dealing with the business of choice they should be more than happy to be transparent with the paperwork. Try to avoid any shady deals – it might cost you a lot.
- Finally, it is the price. It needs to be said, although you know it well: choose the lowest price.