A Simple Guide to Irish Number Plates

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In the UK, the private number plate business is experiencing a meteoric rise. Today, the industry is worth a whopping £1.3 billion — and it’s not showing any signs of stopping!

Irish number plates are one of the most popular types on the market now. For this reason, our clients have many questions about these registration marks.

This article will discuss the essentials…

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How to tell how old a car is in the UK

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One of the many things buyers must consider when purchasing a vehicle is its age. It’s essential to determine a vehicle’s age to ensure it meets safety regulations, has all the necessary features, and is in good working order. Whether you’re buying or simply curious, telling the age of a vehicle in the UK is relatively straightforward.

Like humans, cars have …

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Rules for displaying a front number plate in the UK

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Number plates are a crucial component of vehicles on UK roads. They have a specific letter and number combination that is used to identify the vehicle. For example, the only method to distinguish two cars of the same make, model, and colour is by their number plates. In addition, number plates are required so that the police and cameras can distinguish between…

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Registering a New Car with a Private Plate

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October 13th, 2022 at 11:12 am

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Did you know that if you are buying a brand new car it’s perfectly possible for it to be registered from day one with your private registration number? That means you won’t have to take delivery and drive around for a few days or weeks with a registration number that’s from the latest period of the current numbering system. But why would you want…

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Private Number Plates on Leased or Financed Cars – The Law

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October 13th, 2022 at 11:20 am

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Some people find the idea of putting a private registration number on a car their own outright daunting enough, but what about putting a private plate on a car that’s on some sort of finance? You could be forgiven for assuming you couldn’t put your private plate on a vehicle you don’t actually own, but you’ll realise that isn’t the case…

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Are There Different Types of Private Plates?

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October 12th, 2022 at 7:34 pm

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If you’ve ever thought about getting a registration number for your vehicle that doesn’t give the age of your vehicle away or one that means something particular to you or your circumstances, it’s easy to get confused by the different terms you’ll come across. You’ll often see registration numbers referred to as private plates,…

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UK Registration Plate Systems Explained

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October 12th, 2022 at 7:35 pm

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There are millions and millions of registration numbers you can search through to find a private plate that works for you, but it will make life a lot easier if you have an idea of what combinations of numbers and letters you can and can’t have. There have been several changes to registration numbers and how they are compiled over the years and you can only …

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Drug Driving: The Consequences

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October 13th, 2022 at 11:12 am

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There was a time when drinking and driving wasn’t even seen as something you shouldn’t do, never mind it being illegal or socially unacceptable as it is today. Nowadays, everyone knows you shouldn’t drink and drive, but I don’t think it’s controversial to suggest that British society and even the UK laws haven’t quite got to…

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Could Used Car Sales Boom Boost Values of Private Plates?

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October 12th, 2022 at 7:37 pm

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The used car market is once again booming with prices going up and availability going down, and this could be good news for you if you own a sought-after private registration plate. Lots of people buy private plates and cherished numbers to hide the real age of their car, and if more and more people are choosing to buy used vehicles then it stands to reason that more…

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The Ultimate Guide to Hypermiling

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October 12th, 2022 at 7:38 pm

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You may well have missed it, but “hypermiling” was voted as the best new word of the year in 2008 by the New Oxford American Dictionary. Even though the vast majority of my writing over the last 8 years has been about the American auto industry I’d never come across the term “hypermiling” until I was asked to write about it here. …

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