It may be hard to believe, but it's that time of year. The time of year when the new number plate arrives. This time, the new number plate features the number 71 and is a symbol that your car is new as it is on the latest reg. To bring in the new number plate, we've got a variety of new car offers available so you can find your new car, with a new number plate, at a great price.
Since September 2001, every number plate has featured two numbers. This number represents the year that the car was registered so '18' represents that the car was registered in 2018. But it gets a little more complicated than that. This number representing the year doesn't start until March and in September this number changes and 50 is added. So if your car was registered in March 2018 it would have an '18' number plate but if it was registered in September 2018 it would have a '68' number plate (18 + 50 = 68). This also means that a car registered in February 2019 would also be a '68' plate as the '19' plate wouldn't have started until March 2019.
The numbers are age identifiers and show when a car was registered. The meaning of each number can be seen below.
|Year||Registered between March to August||Registered from September until February of the following year|
The plate change happens twice a year. The first change is for vehicles registered on or after the 1st of March and the scond happens on the 1st September.
Since September 2001, all number plates have been in the format AA00 BBB. The first two letters are a local memory tag to show where the vehicle was first registered. The first letter indicates the region and the second letter indicates the local DVLA office. The following two numbers indicate when a vehicle was registered as described above. The final 3 letters are random and used to make sure each number pate is unique.
One of the benefits of buying a new car is you have the latest everything: the latest model; the latest technology; the latest engine. Why not the latest number plate as well? With a new car, you get to show off a little bit and buying just as a new number plate is released means that you can keep that feeling for longer.