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    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 12th Feb 10, 1:39 AM
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    Halfords Number Plates
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    • 12th Feb 10, 1:39 AM
    Halfords Number Plates 12th Feb 10 at 1:39 AM
    Hi, I need new number plates for my 206 and was thinking of just going to Halfords for them and getting them to fit them. I was just wondering what writing do they put along the bottom of the plates? I hope it's not a Halfords logo!
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    • anewman
    • By anewman 12th Feb 10, 1:50 AM
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    • 12th Feb 10, 1:50 AM
    There's a very small halfords logo, but it's sort of opaque and not readily visible. My main issue with Halford's plates is they make them up with individual letters then stick the reflective bit to acrylic, often leaving unremovable small bubbles.

    I'll try get a picture to illustrate the logo.
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    • 12th Feb 10, 1:53 AM
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    Trying to remember, but I think by law they need to include the BS number, and the postcode of the supplier as a minimum.
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    • 12th Feb 10, 1:54 AM
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    • 12th Feb 10, 1:54 AM
    All legitimate number plate makers have to put their company name and post code on all road legal plates.

    That includes Halfords.
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 12th Feb 10, 1:56 AM
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    • 12th Feb 10, 1:56 AM
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    • 12th Feb 10, 1:56 AM
    Thanks.

    I know all makers have to put name, postcode and BS number on but what I was checking was if they slapped on loads of extra advertising too.

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    • 12th Feb 10, 2:02 AM
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    • 12th Feb 10, 2:02 AM
    Thanks.

    I know all makers have to put name, postcode and BS number on but what I was checking was if they slapped on loads of extra advertising too.

    Originally posted by LeeUK
    Just tell them you don't want any.
    • anewman
    • By anewman 12th Feb 10, 2:04 AM
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    • 12th Feb 10, 2:04 AM
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    • 12th Feb 10, 2:04 AM

    Logo and bubble around letter/number effect
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 12th Feb 10, 2:07 AM
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    • 12th Feb 10, 2:07 AM
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    • 12th Feb 10, 2:07 AM
    Thanks anewman, I think I can live with that!

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    • blue_haddock
    • By blue_haddock 12th Feb 10, 7:13 AM
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    • 12th Feb 10, 7:13 AM
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    • 12th Feb 10, 7:13 AM
    My dad got some made up at halfords and whilst yes they do have the logo and legal details on unlike some companies who add their own name and details in inch high bold blakc letters the halfords one is very discrete and hardly noticable.

    If it wasn't for the fact i can make my own plates up at work i'd go for halfords ones.
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    • Kite2010
    • By Kite2010 12th Feb 10, 8:20 PM
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    Does anybody know how much is it for a standard rear number plate from Halfords?

    My little Fabia needs a new rear number-plate as it's discoloured due to water damage.

    (And I right in thinking I need to take my passport & V5 Logbook in to prove that it's mine car?)
    • rev_henry
    • By rev_henry 12th Feb 10, 8:28 PM
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    Does anybody know how much is it for a standard rear number plate from Halfords?

    My little Fabia needs a new rear number-plate as it's discoloured due to water damage.

    (And I right in thinking I need to take my passport & V5 Logbook in to prove that it's mine car?)
    Originally posted by Kite2010
    About 10-15. Yes you do need some documentation like that, not sure exactly what but sounds about right.
  • scbk
    If you don't need the plate(s) the same day you can get them online for a lot less than halfords
    • jazzy
    • By jazzy 12th Feb 10, 11:38 PM
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    If you don't need the plate(s) the same day you can get them online for a lot less than halfords
    Originally posted by scbk
    I would not bother with online number plate manufacturers. I recently had some made up with an online trader and the quality was terrible. At least with Halords or a Motor Factors you can have a refund if you are not happy with the quality.
    • blue_haddock
    • By blue_haddock 12th Feb 10, 11:58 PM
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    Please bear in mind that if your car was built after 2001 then you MUSt have the plate manufacturers details and BS number on the plate.

    Many of the online ones are sold for show use only and are not road legal on newer cars. PC Plod can do you for it if he's in the mood and you've failed the attitude test.
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    • patman99
    • By patman99 13th Feb 10, 12:05 AM
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    Both my plates are badly discoloured, but the car has passed 2 mot's like it.
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    • atrixblue.-MFR-.
    • By atrixblue.-MFR-. 13th Feb 10, 1:55 AM
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    driving liscence/passport and v5 is required to purchase a number plate, the system at my old works place (motor factors) wouldnt allow us to print the number plate without the name/address/v5 number. as long as our/their best plate registration number was printed in the bottom right hand courner we didnt need to put the company name on the plates but i do understand that legislation on this changed since 2006.

    i would be warry on buying online plates especially if they dont require the above info in wich case i wouldnt online it is illegal for them to supply a plate without the above info for road use. and i wouldnt give my V5/reg/name/licence info over the net, its all to easy to be a victim of vehicle ID theft.
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  • Kilty
    I've been buying GB number plates on eBay from "djh_numberplates" for 7.40 a pair.

    They're better quality than the ones I paid 25 from a motor factors for. Also better quality than the dealer supplied ones on my car which are wearing after being on the car for about a month!

    Don't pay Halfords ridiculous prices imo.

    They didn't ask for any documentation (hmmmm ) but the plates are to 100% road legal specification with the BSAU marking and the name and postcode of the supplier along the bottom...
    Last edited by Kilty; 13-02-2010 at 2:19 PM.
    • atrixblue.-MFR-.
    • By atrixblue.-MFR-. 13th Feb 10, 2:51 PM
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    I've been buying GB number plates on eBay from "djh_numberplates" for 7.40 a pair.

    They're better quality than the ones I paid 25 from a motor factors for. Also better quality than the dealer supplied ones on my car which are wearing after being on the car for about a month!

    Don't pay Halfords ridiculous prices imo.

    They didn't ask for any documentation (hmmmm ) but the plates are to 100% road legal specification with the BSAU marking and the name and postcode of the supplier along the bottom...
    Originally posted by Kilty
    if a motor factors charged you 25.00 for a single plate you were ripped (unless it was a fancy plate)they retail at 10.00 each so if ou were charged at 25.00 the pair then thats about the money when you ad vat on to it.
    if reported to tradeing standards djh_numberplates could be subject to investigation as they are selling illegaly as per not to request documentation. also as i stated i would not provide sensitive documantation numbers and personal data over the net especially not ebay.
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    if a motor factors charged you 25.00 for a single plate you were ripped (unless it was a fancy plate)they retail at 10.00 each so if ou were charged at 25.00 the pair then thats about the money when you ad vat on to it.
    Originally posted by atrixblue.-MFR-.
    I was pretty happy at the time paying that for a set (with a black border and GB logo) although they weren't fantastic quality.

    if reported to tradeing standards djh_numberplates could be subject to investigation as they are selling illegaly as per not to request documentation. also as i stated i would not provide sensitive documantation numbers and personal data over the net especially not ebay.
    Originally posted by atrixblue.-MFR-.
    My registration number is hardly sensitive information - anyone can obtain a lot more information about my car seeing it outside my house than they'll get over the Internet. I do agree though - those online retailers who do request documents I'd not touch - it's too easy for such items to go missing

    I agree they're not operating within the regulations but it's hardly a concern of mine.

    Until number plates are supplied like road tax by a government agency (possibly including 3rd party insurance cover...) then car cloning will continue to be a problem because there will be companies out there that will happily make up plates without asking for documentation.
    Last edited by Kilty; 13-02-2010 at 3:05 PM.
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    if reported to tradeing standards djh_numberplates could be subject to investigation as they are selling illegaly as per not to request documentation. also as i stated i would not provide sensitive documantation numbers and personal data over the net especially not ebay.
    Originally posted by atrixblue.-MFR-.
    They are not the only sellers on eBay selling road legal number plates, I guess the fact that the buyer can be traced must satisfy their requirements, without the need for documentation.
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