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Rough with the smooth: common car problems in 2023

Car dashboard lights

We've scoured lists from top motoring sites and statistics from motoring associations, breakdown/recovery services and service/repair companies to discover the things that go wrong most frequently. Here's what we found.

DVLA auction, November 2023

DVLA Auction Report November 2023

DVLA's November 2023 auction was an online event that ran from Wednesday 22nd November to Tuesday 28th November.

Number plate word search quiz

Number plate word search quiz

We thought it might be fun to combine a trivia quiz and people's ability to spot the words and names represented by some of the personal registrations for sale on our website. The questions vary in difficulty but none, as the saying goes, are rocket science. As with most quizzes, all you really need are good, basic general knowledge - or Google.

UK car market growth is great for number plates

Continued growth in UK car market

October 2023 saw the UK new car market grow by 14.3%. That's 7.2% higher than pre-Covid pandemic figures, the biggest October increase since 2018 and the 15th consecutive month of growth.

Number plate security

Number plate security

Here are our tips to help you keep your acrylic number plates and your personal registrations safe and secure.

The role of DVLA

Car registrations and number plates, including personalised number plates, in the UK, are the responsibility of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, usually known as the DVLA. It issues new registrations twice a year and also maintains the central database that records details of all vehicles licensed to drive on UK roads, along with their keeper and registration information.

Regtransfers works closely with DVLA to complete registration transfers as quickly and efficiently as possible. Regtransfers is a DVLA-registered supplier of personal car registrations and number plates and is listed on the DVLA Registrations website. All number plates supplied by Regtransfers comply with DVLA's prescribed standards and regulations.

DVLA administers all UK registration transfers and issues updated registration documents when the registration number of a car is changed, or when a registration is removed from a vehicle and placed on a retention document in accordance with the DVLA Retention Scheme.

DVLA is a registered trade mark of the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency. Regtransfers is not affiliated with the DVLA or DVLA Personalised Registrations. Regtransfers is a recognised reseller of unissued Government stock.

Number plate regulations

When a car is on the road, it is an offence to display number plates bearing any number other than the vehicle's officially recorded registration number. If you purchase a private registration, learn how to transfer private plates before displaying the new number.

All registration number plates displayed on UK vehicles must comply with the official number plate regulations. DVLA oversees enforcement of number plates display regulations and maintains a register of approved manufacturers and retailers of vehicle number plates.

Regtransfers is not part of, and is not formally affiliated with DVLA.

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