FAQ

 


Number plates home page 

What Payment methods do you accept?
All major Credit/ Debit Cards, PayPal, Personal Cheque.

Do you manufacture plates in unusual shapes such as those used on Rovers?
Yes, we offer a number of unusually shaped plates such as plates for Jaguar S-Types, Rover 75s, Jaguar X-Types. Plz Contact us for prices

Is it safe to enter my credit card details on your site?
Your privacy matters. All payment pages are encrypted, and we don't store your credit card details. your card details are either taken on secure servers via worldpay or paypal, or they are encrypted using complex algorithms and sent direct to us. We can then decrypt your details, take your payment then destroy your sensitive information

How long do I have to cancel my order?
Plates are items made specifically to order - they cannot be sold to someone else if you change your mind. We start work on your plate as soon as we receive your order so we can get the plates to you a quike as possible. We strongly reccomend if you have any queries or are uncertaintis of what you need Plz Contact us BEFORE placing your order as refunds cannot be given. 

I don't know my plate sizes but know my vehicle's make and model; can you tell me what plates I need?
No we urge all customers to measure the current plates on the vehicle before ordering. 

What are the conditions/legalities for number plates on roads?
For all the answers that you require please go to:

a. www.dvla.gov.uk

b. www.direct.gov.uk/motoring
DVLA has produced a booklet entitled INF46 ?Registration Numbers And You? which provides further details. This is available for download from www.direct.gov.uk/motoring or by writing to Customer Enquiries Vehicles, DVLA, Swansea SA7 0EE.

c. www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/forms.aspx 

Do you pre-drill plates?
No we do not pre-drill plates as hole positions arn't all the same

How do we manufacturer our plates?
There are Two approved BSAU145d number plate systems:
1) Acrylic + reflective - Where digits are applied to reflective and then laminated to acrylic - This is the traditional type since 1972.
2) Reflective bonded to Acrylic THEN Laser graphic laminated to previous group - This is new laser graphic plate since 2003.
We manufacture both types - depending upon type of "colour content" requirement of the customer. Mainly Laser graphic is used when a "blend colour border" is required as this is impossible to produce on the traditional system. Otherwise as a general rule of thumb the traditional system is used with end logos/badges pre-printed on polyester and borders screen printed 

How do I know my order is being processed?
At the end of the order process you will receive a Thank You For your Order page, this page contains your personal order ID and tells you that your order is now in our Automated Processing System, please print this page and keep until your order arrives 

Do you manufacture Pressed Metal Plates For Vintage & Classic Vehicles?
Yes we do, just click on create a plate and you have 3 options 1 which is for pressed metal plates 

I do not have a standard sized number plate. Can you do different sizes?
Yes we can make any size between 21? x 6 & a half inches or between 13? x 8?, please see our create a plate where it states plate sizes

How quickly can I expect to receive my plates?
We GURANTEE to dispatch your acrylic plate orders within 1 working day
We offer two different postal services:
Guaranteed Next Day Delivery ? on all orders paid for and received before Midday, we can despatch your order, to reach you before 6pm the next WORKING day, using our courier service.
Express Delivery ? All other orders are sent Royal Mail Recorded Delivery

What colour are a front and rear plate?
The Front is white and the Rear is yellow


Do you take telephone orders?
To help eliminate errors, we prefer our customers to submit all orders online. If there are any queries we would contact you, so please make sure you include a day time contact number. 

Can I order just fixing kits through your website?
Yes you can, but do not enter a registration number, choose the fixings you require and click ?add to cart? 

My order confirmation email shows my registration in Lowercase letters; will it be made that way?
No all this means is that you have entered your details in lowercase letters. All registrations are printed in Uppercase letters. However your slogan WILL be printed as you have entered it on our SIGNS


I'm looking for a bedroom sign for my daughter with her name and photograph on; can you help me?
Yes we can. Click on accessories and click on the picture plate option

Why do you want my telephone number?
If there is a problem with your order, or something that is not clear we like to contact you to make sure we understand fully what you require. These details are NOT given to any third party they are for our own use only. 
Why do you charge for packing aswell as postage?
There are costs involved with packaging, these include material and man hours;

* To and at the post office * Final quality control * Time to pack 

not pre-drill plates as hole positions arn't all the same

How do we manufacturer our plates?
There are Two approved BSAU145d number plate systems:
1) Acrylic + reflective - Where digits are applied to reflective and then laminated to acrylic - This is the traditional type since 1972.
2) Reflective bonded to Acrylic THEN Laser graphic laminated to previous group - This is new laser graphic plate since 2003.
We manufacture both types - depending upon type of "colour content" requirement of the customer. Mainly Laser graphic is used when a "blend colour border" is required as this is impossible to produce on the traditional system. Otherwise as a general rule of thumb the traditional system is used with end logos/badges pre-printed on polyester and borders screen printed 

How do I know my order is being processed?
At the end of the order process you will receive a Thank You For your Order page, this page contains your personal order ID and tells you that your order is now in our Automated Processing System, please print this page and keep until your order arrives 

Do you manufacture Pressed Metal Plates For Vintage & Classic Vehicles?
Yes we do, just click on create a plate and you have 3 options 1 which is for pressed metal plates 

I do not have a standard sized number plate. Can you do different sizes?
Yes we can make any size between 21” x 6 & a half inches or between 13” x 8”, please see our create a plate where it states plate sizes

How quickly can I expect to receive my plates?
We GURANTEE to dispatch your acrylic plate orders within 1 working day
We offer two different postal services:
Guaranteed Next Day Delivery – on all orders paid for and received before Midday, we can despatch your order, to reach you before 6pm the next WORKING day, using our courier service.
Express Delivery – All other orders are sent Royal Mail Recorded Delivery

What colour are a front and rear plate?
The Front is white and the Rear is yellow


Do you take telephone orders?
To help eliminate errors, we prefer our customers to submit all orders online. If there are any queries we would contact you, so please make sure you include a day time contact number. 

Can I order just fixing kits through your website?
Yes you can, but do not enter a registration number, choose the fixings you require and click “add to cart” 

My order confirmation email shows my registration in Lowercase letters; will it be made that way?
No all this means is that you have entered your details in lowercase letters. All registrations are printed in Uppercase letters. However your slogan WILL be printed as you have entered it on our SIGNS


I'm looking for a bedroom sign for my daughter with her name and photograph on; can you help me?
Yes we can. Click on accessories and click on the picture plate option

Why do you want my telephone number?
If there is a problem with your order, or something that is not clear we like to contact you to make sure we understand fully what you require. These details are NOT given to any third party they are for our own use only. 
Why do you charge for packing aswell as postage?
There are costs involved with packaging, these include material and man hours;

* To and at the post office * Final quality control * Time to pack 

How much are number plates
How much are your number plates and are your number plates the cheapest registration plates available are questions we are often asked. The price of number plates differs depending upon the style and size but you can rest assured that 4plates.co.uk offer highly competative pricing for high quality plates and fast delivery.