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Number Plate Sizes

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At we offer a choice of different number plate sizes. When it comes to purchasing number plates there are more size options than you might think so it is important to ensure that you buy the ones that are right for you.

Car number plate sizes

The size of the number plate on a standard car in the UK is 20.5 x 4.50 inches and that measurement is the same for the front and back. This is shown in the drop down menu on the plate builder as ‘std. car’. However, there are many cars that don’t fall into the category of ‘standard’. If yours is a foreign vehicle, a classic car, a heavily modified car or even if you just don’t feel that your number plate looks the same size as those on the cars around you, take the time to get a tape measure out and make sure of the size.

What number plate sizes for cars do you offer?

We offer the standard car sizes: 20.50 x 4.50 inches up to 20.50 x 6.50 inches.

For larger vehicles such as 4x4’s we offer number plate sizes 11.00 x 8.00 inches and 21.00 x 6.00 inches. Need a number plate for an imported car? We provide 13.00 x 6.50 inches and 13.00 x 7.00 inches.

Bike number plate sizes

If you are buying a replacement number plate for a bike, the standard bike number plate size is 9 x 7 inches which, on the plate builder, is shown as ‘std. bike’ on the drop down menu. Classic bikes and foreign bikes, for example, may well require a different size of plate.

Check the size before you order your replacement registration plates

It is so quick, easy and inexpensive to order your number plates online and you could have them with you in just 2 days. But, before you press that “Buy Now” button, just take a minute to ask yourself - am I getting the right sized number plate?

It sounds obvious, right? Maybe, it even seems silly to some that we would write a paragraph like this in our blog, but, in our experience, it may not be as obvious as it sounds. Every year people contact us to say that they have purchased the wrong size number plate. Simple human error, so it is definitely worth double checking the size required for your replacement number plates. So, before you complete your order just take a minute to whip out your tape measure and verify your measurements. We thought it was definitely worth taking the time to remind you.

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