Find your Perfect Private Number Plates!

The car is your pride and joy, so anything that can aid your relationship with the vehicle should be considered a worthy investment. Private number plates inject that extra special ingredient that will leave you smiling behind the wheel for many years to come.   

Personalised number plates are a dream shared by millions of drivers. Sadly, the vast majority wrongly assume that the process is both difficult and expensive. On the contrary, finding and buying your perfect custom licence plates doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, with Primo Registrations it’s as easy as typing what you want into the search bar and hitting the enter button!

Deciding what you want the private number plate to say will probably be the hardest thing about this process. With over 54 million options available, Primo Registrations is guaranteed to have the perfect private reg solution. There’s never been a better time to finally treat your vehicle to that slice of luxury and style.


Why Should I Choose Primo Registrations?

Apart from boasting a huge selection of private number plates across a spectrum of types, Primo Registrations offers a service that’s dedicated to you. We know that a personalised number plate can completely transform your love of driving and make the vehicle feel extra special. Our goal is to help you kick those joys into top gear.

To do that, we provide an easy to use filter search. With these tools, finding the best private number plate is easier than ever. In addition to this, we guarantee that you will pay the lowest price for your personalised number plates as we frequently price match to ensure that ours are the cheapest registration plates on the market.

With years of experience, we are well positioned to handle all of your private number plate needs. Whether it’s analysing the options, completing the purchase, or handling the registration documents, we’ll make the process as smooth as it can be. Even after the delivery, we can provide any support that may be required.

We know that upgrading your car in the most practical and financially rewarding manner will give you an extra reason to smile. And we love nothing more than seeing your driving dreams come true.


What Type Of Personalised Number Plate Is Right For You?

When searching personal number plates, the first job is to find the right style. Over the past century or so, the UK car industry has seen a variety of formats come and go. Primo Registrations gives you the option to tailor your search to focus the results on the different cherished number plate styles available, including:

Before choosing the right type of private number plate, it’s important to understand each of those formats. This provides the guidance and direction required to provide a winning platform. When followed up in the right manner, finding the private number plate of your dreams becomes a far easier task.


Current Style Number Plates    

The current style of number plates was first introduced by the DVLA in 2001. They are very easily recognised, and take the following format:  

Letter – Letter – Number – Number – Letter – Letter – Letter  

This is a very popular option for private number plate, especially as there are many different options to make a message that relates to you. Meanwhile, the fact that this type of personalised number plate doesn’t stand out in the manner of some others can be a selling point for some. Although many others actively wish to stand out from the crowd.  

When choosing the current style number plate, there are literally millions of possibilities. However, the letters I, Q and Z are prohibited. Still, the two-letter two number three letter format leaves plenty of room for creativity.


Suffix Style Number Plates

The suffix style number plates originally existed between 1963 and 1982. They adhere to the following structure:  

Letter – Letter – Letter – Number (between 1-3 digits) – Letter  

The suffix style private number plates are very popular as they can be used to display personalised details. One example is for short names to show their name, age (or year of birth), and surname initial. This could read “JON 88F” or “AMC 21M”. Aside from being a great treat to yourself, it’s also an option for 18th and 21st birthday presents.  

Given that the suffix style’s original run ended over 35 years ago, there’s no ambiguity either. When you have a personalised number plate of this style, it’s obvious that you’ve gone the extra mile to make your pride and joy stand out from the crowd.  


Prefix Style Number Plates

The prefix style number plates were used between 1983 and 2001, replacing the suffix style. They follow the reverse structure of their predecessors. So, they look like:  

Letter – Number (between 1-3 digits) – Letter – Letter – Letter  

Like the suffix style, personalised prefix plates are popular for private items. Once again, they can be used to display details that relate to the driver. One option is to display the birthday, followed by initials. For example, this could read “F17 JJS” for John James Smith, born on February 17th. It can also be a popular birthday gift. “X50 ALJ” could signal a kiss and 50th birthday present for Angela Louise Jones.  

As with the suffix style, the fact that cars haven’t displayed this type of plate for a long time makes it obvious that this is a private plate. Given that a conspicuous nature is a key element, it’s no wonder this is such a popular style for private number plate seekers.


Classic Dateless Number Plates

Dateless number plates were the first style to be utilised from 1903 through to the introduction of suffix plates. They began with the first registration mark of A1, and have no reference to the year of the vehicle they were first assigned to. This makes it legal for them to be assigned to newer cars, essentially making them ideal private number plates.    

The level of freedom gained from no set format gives the buyer many options. They can be used to display names, words, or meaningful sequences. The mix of numbers and letters can come in whatever format you like, and there is no indication of a car’s age. This makes them particularly ideal for slightly older vehicles.  

This type of plate can even include runs of four numbers. This can be one of the most affordable options on the private number plate market. At the other end of the scale, though, the most sought-after plates can fetch six-figure sums with ease.


Northern Ireland Number Plates

Northern Irish number plates are dateless plates that can be legally transferred to vehicles in all parts of the UK. Northern Irish plates have a three-letter prefix, which is associated to the area of origin. This is followed by a number of 1-4 digits.  

So, examples could be “ABZ 1234” or “GIL 22”. Many British vehicle owners have found that the Northern Irish plates are a great way to hide the car’s age. Meanwhile, they offer a chance to display a personalised message. In many cases, this is a very affordable route to upgrading the car.   

There are millions of sequences available, and the Northern Irish plates are still handled by the DVLA Swansea. As such, there is no need to worry about the logistics involved either, especially when Primo Registrations are in control.  


Whichever type of number plate you opt for, there are millions of options available from our database. Making the car feel extra special never felt so accessible. As if that isn’t enough, you are also able to adjust the filters to only see personalised numbers plates that fall within your budget. The road to taking your car to the next level has never felt so smooth.    


I’ve Found The Perfect Private Number Plate, What Next?

With Primo Registrations, acquiring your number plate and getting on the car couldn’t be easier. Once you’ve decided on a number plate, you can follow the simple online process to complete the purchase or order over the phone by calling 01252 49 1111.  

We know that buying car registration plates can sometimes be a long and complicated task, which is why we’ve strived to make Primo Registrations different. We aim to provide you with your personalised number plates normally within 1-15 working days from the time of purchase. To ensure the timeframe is kept, we will start the process of transferring the plates to your car upon payment. We ask that during this period you return all the information we require quickly and accurately to ensure there are no delays in receiving your private number plates.  

The only thing you’ll love more than our service is the sheer excitement of having your new private number plate arrive. There’s no better way to rekindle your love of the car, and indeed driving in general.