The DVLA will soon release one of the most exciting registrations series for a long time. The 11 series, suitable for cars registered on or after the 1st of March 2011 goes on sale from 8.30am on Tuesday 7th December 2010.
There is already a lot of chatter ahead of the release of the 11 series registrations. One of the most common discussions going on in the motoring forums and amongst number plate dealers right now is; Will the DVLA Personalised Registrations website be able to cope with the demand on launch day?
As pointed out in a previous blog post, the DVLA has now closed its telesales operations. The only option available to anyone who wants to buy a personalised registration direct from the DVLA is to purchase via the DVLA website.
There is always a huge spike in buying activity whenever the DVLA releases a new series of registrations for sale. The 11 series throws up so many potential word and name combinations that it is expected to be one of the busiest launches yet. Previously the large number of customers and dealers eager to buy on launch day has been spread between the telesales lines and the DVLA website. For the first time ever, all of the demand will be funnelled directly towards the DVLA website.
We are not technology experts but even we can see there may be issues with regards to the stability of the DVLA website on the morning of the 7th of December. Some dealers are also questioning the timing of the decision by the DVLA to close its telesales lines ahead of this special launch.
So here is the official pre-launch advice from the DVLA for anyone who is interested in securing a new 11 series registration:
“You may wish to set up an online account on our website prior to the release to save you time on the day”
There you have it folks, make sure you are registered ahead of the launch and hopefully everything will be okay. The 11 series registrations are available to view at the DVLA website with prices starting from £399. We wish you the very best of luck.