NUMBER PLATES

Here at Auto Spares Wales we are registered and licenced to supply replacement vehicle registration plates.  If you require new plates please ensure you provide us with the following documentation:


  1. Proof of Name and Address
  2. Proof you are allowed to use the registration number


You can use the following to confirm your name and address:

  • Driving licence
  • Utility bill from the last 6 months
  • Bank statement from the last 6 months
  • National Identity Card


You can use the following to show you’re allowed to display the registration number:

  • Vehicle registration certificate (V5C or V5CNI)
  • Green ‘new keeper’ slip from the V5C or V5CNI
  • Certificate of Entitlement (V750 or V750NI) to the number
  • Retention document (V778)
  • Renewal reminder for vehicle tax or SORN (V11 or V11NI)
  • Temporary registration certificate (V379 or V379NI)
  • Number plate authorisation certificate (V948) with an official stamp from the DVLA
  • Electronic number plate authorisation certificate (eV948 or eV948/2)
  • A letter of authorisation from a fleet operator (including lease or hire company) quoting the document reference number from the registration certificate




DVLA Guidance on Number Plates



Number plates (also known as licence plates) must show your registration number correctly. You cannot rearrange letters or numbers, or alter them so that they’re hard to read or form words/names.


You could be fined up to £1,000 and your vehicle will fail its MOT test if you drive with incorrectly displayed number plates


Rules for number plates

The number plates on your vehicle must:

  • be made from a reflective material
  • display black characters on a white background (front plate)
  • display black characters on a yellow background (rear plate)
  • not have a background pattern


Characters on a number plate can be 3D but need to be a certain height and size (as per DVLA Guidelines)


Motorbike or Motor Tricycle

Motorcycles and motor tricycles registered on or after 1 September 2001 must only display a number plate at the rear of the vehicle.  If you ride a motorbike or motor tricycle registered before 1 September 2001 you can also display a number plate at the front, but you do not have to.  Motorcycle and motor tricycle number plate numbers should be on 2 lines.


Towing a trailer

Your trailer must display the same number plate as the vehicle you’re towing it with. If you’re towing more than one trailer, the number plate must be fixed to the trailer at the back.


For more information please contact our sales team or pop in to one of our stores