If you’re thinking about buying number plates online, there are two main options you need to consider. If you are looking for a new number showplates, perhaps a personalised option, then you may wish to look for existing plates through online forums or auction sites. Alternatively, you may be looking to design your own number plates online.

If you are thinking about designing your own number plates, then the first thing to decide is whether you want your number plates to be road legal – thus keeping your current registration number – or whether you are thinking about show plates. Show plates cannot be used on the roads, but can be used for offroad events, or perhaps for display on cars that aren’t being driven.

When you’re designing your own number plate, there are a number of websites that allow you to design the number plates online. They will then produce them for you and deliver them to your house. It is a good idea to examine your options and see what each website offers you. You may be able to customise your own fonts, colours and size of plate, and you should be able to view the design as you go along rather than having to wait for the finished product.
Choosing to buy your number plates online can be a great option, whether you need road plates or just need to replace your current plates, perhaps if they are broken ahead of an MOT, for example. However, it’s important to be aware that you can only change certain aspects of a registration plate if it needs to be road legal. Good websites will ask you this at the outset and ensure that if your number plate does need to be road legal that they only give you the applicable options