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The new 69 registration is upon us!

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Yes, today is the day that the 69 plate registration hits the road. So, roll up and get your brand new 69 plate here!

The big question a lot of people ask, is how are the number plates decided and when do they change? So, please read on to find out all you need to know about number plates, how they change and what they mean.

What is special about the 69 plate?

The short answer is nothing. But, it is relative to a period of time in which a new car is registered. Any new UK car registered from today, 1st September 2019 until the 29th February 2020 (Yes, it’s a leap year), will be given the 69 number as the 3rd and 4th character of the number plate. For example; OX69ABC. The only exceptions are to vehicles registered in Northern Ireland and private number plates.

How are number plates decided?

There are two answers to this question:

The Numbers

As previously mentioned, the numbers of the plate are decided by the year and where we are in the year. Prior to 69, the number was 19, relating directly to the year. This period spanned from the 1st March until 31st August. The next plate, will be 20 and will cover the same period as 19 and so on.

The Letters

The first two letters of a number plate are decided by the area where the vehicle is registered. The DVLA have been quite inventive with their descriptions in places so as to make them relevant. If you are in Oxford, you can expect an OV, OX or OE for example, whereas if your car is registered in Brighton, you could have a GP, GS or GW to name a few, the G standing for Garden of England.

The last three letters of the number plate are allocated so to create a unique plate and are not dictated by any other rules.

Where to get your new 69 plate?

Now that you know how number plates work and you have decided that the new plate is definitely for you, let us show you how we can get you more car for your money. We have listed hundreds of deals right here on our website for you to take a look at. If you can’t find your perfect car or exact agreement, please do not hesitate to get in touch and a member of our team will guide you through what we can offer.

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Posted on 1st September 2019 at 8:35 PM

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