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Scrapping a Car in London and Personalised Number Plates

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If you’re searching scrap a car near me for cash in Berkhamsted, and you have your own cherished number plate, you might be wondering what happens to it once your car’s recycled. It’s likely you’ll want to keep it or sell it on.   At UKCarMovement, the number one scrap car service in Hertfordshire, we’ll give you some useful information on cherished plates when scrapping a car, so you don’t have to worry about losing your number plate for good.  You won’t lose your plate if you read on, but you do need to consider the rules attached to retaining your personalised number plate so when you scrap a car for cash in Brentwood, you don’t have to give up your plate.

You Can Keep Your Cherished Number Plate When You Scrap a Car in Herts

Firstly – it’s good to know that you can keep your number plate when you scrap a car in London for cash.  However, there are things that you must bear in mind.  Here’s what you need to do.

  • Make sure you have your vehicle’s logbook (that’s your V5 certificate). Don’t worry if you’ve lost it, it’s replaceable. If you haven’t got it, you can get a new one issued by the DVLA.  Just click here (https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-log-book)  and follow the steps to ordering a replacement V5 certificate.   It’s best if you have your V5 certificate when scrapping a car near me the same day in Waltham Abbey anyway. 
  • Your next step to retain your personalised number plate when scrapping a car is completion of the V317 form (which you can access here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/application-to-transfer-or-retain-a-vehicle-registration-number).  Simply send over the registration certificate but you will need to pay an £80.00 charge for the process.
  • Do bear in mind that in some cases, the DVLA might ask to inspect your vehicle as part of the application to retain your personalised number plate so don’t scrap a car for cash near me in St Albans without following the right process first! 

Transferring a Personal Private Number Plate to another Vehicle

When applying to retain your number plate, you have a couple of options.  You could keep the registration number plate and immediately transfer it to another vehicle (new or used).  Or, you can keep the number plate without putting it on a new car, van or bike.   However, you have to organise transferring the plate to another vehicle yourself, it does not happen automatically.

Keeping the Plate but Not Using it On a Vehicle

There is one other thing to remember.  If you do choose to keep the number plate without putting it on another vehicle, you have to renew your right to use it every 10 years. You’ll find more information on this process by clicking here (https://www.gov.uk/personalised-vehicle-registration-numbers/renew-private-number-certificate?step-by-step-nav=6ed25f0b-52f5-4a01-9fb1-93ed2e66169e). 

Selling on Your Cherished Number Plate

There are some rules worth thinking about when it comes to personalised number plates.  You might want to sell it on, cherished plates fetch a lot of money, some fetch thousands of pounds!   Your plate and vehicle must be registered with the DVLA and have undergone SORN if the vehicle was not in use (at UKCarMovement we get a lot of scrap cars in Herts that are off-road).  Or, it must have been taxed properly.

If you do choose to sell your personalised number plate when scrapping a car for cash near me in Camden there are various ways to do it.  You could sell it through car websites, cherished number plate websites, eBay or you could choose to sell your personalised plate through a DVLA auction.  These are held approximately five times every year, find out more here (https://dvlaregistrations.dvla.gov.uk/auction/online.html) there’s a list of number plates and what they went for at auction which will help you decide if it’s worth going down that route!   

Lots of people scrap a car for cash in Essex because they want the extra money – selling a personalised plate could add to that amount!  By the way, with UKCarMovement, you get the best possible scrap car prices in Hertfordshire, London and Essex.  We also guarantee the money sent to your bank account on the day we scrap a car for cash in Broxbourne.  Want to know what you could get for your scrap car?  Why not check out our blog for the latest scrap car price information here.   We also offer free collection and delivery from any address in London, Herts or Essex, saving you the cost of a tow vehicle.

Choose Your Scrap Car Service in Hertfordshire Wisely

Some final wise words from us.  Scrapping a car in Herts is easy when you choose a reputable scrap car service.   We are ATF registered, so we own our own scrapyard in Hertfordshire, and we follow the government guidelines, recycling up to 95% of every car scrapped.  We also issue you a Certificate of Destruction which serves as proof that you scrapped a car in London for cash on the same day.  You’ll need this for the DVLA’s records and your own records too.  Always think twice before agreeing to scrap a car for cash in Chelmsford and make sure you’re choosing an authorised facility. Remember, currently there are grants available for vehicles that don’t comply with the new ULEZ rules and regulations.  You could be eligible, click here to read our blog and find out if your car doesn’t comply with ULEZ and get up to £2000 to scrap a car in London and use it for a new, compliant vehicle.  To find out what you could get for your scrap car in London, click here and get a competitive quote with UKCarMovement.

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