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Originally Posted by Zoso34 View Post
My number plates are looking a bit shabby and I want to replace them. I am a bit confused about how to get replacements. Checking dvla site they say you have to supply your driving licence and v5when buying. However there are road legal ones being offered on-line which say they don't need this. Are these really road legal or do I have to buy locally to make sure I have right plates?
All good advice given.

A couple of tips for you once you have your replacements;

Carefully remove the old plates and mount them over the new ones (keeping the plastic protective film on them).

Fix them in place with masking tape (or similar), and using the existing holes, drill through the new plates.

You probably already know this (sorry if I'm going over old ground), but its surprising how many don't (as they've never needed to).


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