If you’re looking for the perfect number plate for your car – you’ve come to the right place. National Numbers have millions of plates on
their website and new plates are added every hour. With our state of the art search engine, finding your ideal plate couldn’t be easier. I’m going to show you how to find exactly what you’re looking for. Let’s go to our website at nationalnumbers.co.uk [DIAL UP TONE] The first thing to do is to type what you’re looking for into the search box.
You can type in anything. Initials, names, sports teams, dog breeds,
date of birth, favourite number… anything! I’m looking for a plate with the name Dan on it. Type it in and click the search icon. The list that comes up shows that there are 550 to choose from. I’m going to have a look and see what the range of prices are by clicking first the
down arrow next to the price, which shows the most expensive plates at the top, and
now the up arrow which shows the cheapest. £439 to £36,172 – now that is quite a range
of prices! And you may be wondering why some plates are
so much more expensive than others. The first thing to consider is the look of
the registration. If I just want Dan on a plate then I want that name to stand out,
with few letters or numbers around it. So you can see DAN 5A really does stand out. Where the numbers make a word like ME15 DAN
‘Me Is Dan’ – that can also add value. There is often a premium on plates released before 1963. These always have a group of numbers followed by a group of letters or a group of letters
followed by a group of numbers. The number and letter combinations can be
much shorter than on more modern plates. After 1963 suffix plates were introduced,
and you can see a few on the list. Here the age of the registration is shown by the final
letter. So for DAN 5X, the X shows the age of the registration as 1981.
After 1983 we got prefix plates, which have the age identifier at the front.
If we scroll down to D1 DAN the D at the beginning means it’s a plate from 1986.
Why are these old plates so expensive? Well, older plates are becoming rarer and
that alone increases their value. Lots of customers buy old plates not only because
they look good but because they also disguise the actual age of their car.
The rule is that you can put a registration on a car where the age identifier is older
than the car but not the other way round. So you can’t make a car look newer, but you
can make it impossible to work out the age of your car from the number plate.
This is worth remembering if you buy what is called a ‘new style’ or ‘millennium’ plate.
These were introduced after the year 2000 and the numbers show the age of the registration.
ME15 DAN is from 2015 so I can buy this plate but my car will have to be newer than March
2015 to use it. I haven’t really found what I’m looking for
so I’m going to click the plates up arrow. Here you can see that a few of the plates
have ‘Call For Price’. If you’re interested in any of these plates you can phone one of
our friendly sales people on 01642 36 37 38. We’re here every day – including weekends.
Otherwise you can click the Enquire button and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.
But there is more… So far we’ve only looked at the best plates
available. If you scroll down the page you’ll find lists of thousands more new style number
plates and prefix registrations. I’m feeling spoilt for choice so I’m going
to scroll back up and refine my search by clicking the ‘Refine Your Search’ button.
First I’ll make sure the plate I choose is legal for the age of my car which was new
in 2015. I want to pay between £1,000 and £3,000. I’m now going to click the price down arrow to show the most expensive, and I really like DAN 56H. In our next video in this series ‘Buying A
Number Plate’ I’ll show you what you need to do to buy a private registration and put
it on a vehicle. So why not explore our site and see what else
we have for sale? Happy hunting!