Custom number plates are a big decision as they can cost a fair amount so when you’ve made up your mind and decided to get one we can only imagine the excitement. You’ve gone to the effort of designing your own personal number plate and can’t wait for the day you’ll be to drive around with your new purchase.
Whilst custom number plates make a great addition to a nice car, some combinations are simply way too boring and it can be hard figure out why they are given the label of being private number plates. Custom number plates that gain the most value are often those which can be instantly recognised as number plates that did not come with the car. These combinations are those that instantly read a word, or name. Combinations that require alterations in squinting of eyes to read a word often fail to increase in value in the eyes of dealers who market them for a profit.
Imagine the horror of a friend pulling you over to the side and going “Nice new plates, but what does it actually say?” Awkward!
We label boring number plates as the lengthy number plates which have no specific meaning or those combinations that require a magnifying glass and about an hour to figure out what they mean. Personalised registration plates that fall into this category are those that will most certainly decrease in value, so if you have paid £500 for a jumble of characters with no specific meaning, you could expect to sell the same combination back on eBay at a 75% loss as your only hope of getting that hideous combination out of your sight. You can make quite a bit of money on them, but the combination and the price would have to be right. It's the easiest thing in the world to sell and buy if you learn how to get the best number plate combination.
Most new comers to private number plates assume any combination is to rise in value but fail to understand the same combination they bought was up for sale for 10 years at a cheap price until they came along to purchase it believing they will make a return on the number plate. People wanting to invest in number plates should fully understand their market before getting an ideal profitable combination and spend wisely before buying a rather 'boring' number plate which has their name glued all over it for life.
You want your car and custom plate to be an extension of you and your personality. So it’s definitely worth spending the time looking for an interesting plate that you are proud to have displayed on your car and that will make you a profit, if you decide to sell it in the future. If you’d like some inspiration check out our blog the top 5 most wanted private number plates in the world to see how the big spenders do it.
If a private number plate isn’t your thing or if it’s just that little bit out of your price range, then you can still personalise your standard car number plate using our online number plate maker to apply different text fonts and add emblems and custom text. They are perfect for car shows and business advertising.