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Winter tyre ice

Winter is coming graphic

Here at Regtransfers we’re very passionate about cool cars but we’re slightly less enthusiastic about cold cars.

Winter is now really starting to bite and we’re increasingly waking up to frosted-over windscreens, icy car seats, and the dreaded stuttering sound of a cold engine trying desperately to warm up - much like its owner.

Beyond minor inconveniences and longer commute times, winter weather can also cause turmoil for your motor’s inner workings. From wiper blades, tyres and exterior paintwork to batteries, fuel and the moving parts of your engine, all are at risk from those dreaded, bleak winter nights.

Ice, ice, maybe? To help you safely on your way we’ve devised a handy reference thermometer to remind you which potential problems to look out for at various temperatures. Hopefully this year Britain won’t experience minus 60°C although, if the tabloids are to be believed, anything is possible.

We’ve also looked into some of the coldest possible routes one might ever attempt driving. From Scotland’s harshest road, to the deadly ice road of Canada, ending with the journey to Russia’s coldest town (which is also the world’s coldest town!).

So, scrape yourself a window of visibility, buckle up and set the heating on full blast. Good luck out on the roads... Oh, and don’t forget to keep your cool number plate dirt and snow-free too! Winter is Coming - regtransfers

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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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