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What format of number plate can I enter?

You can enter a number plate in the search boxes on our Car Check Mate website in the following format:

  • AB67CDE, AB 67 CDE or AB67 CDE for newer style number plates.
  • A123BCD or A123 BCD for older style plates.
  • A1BCD or A1 BCD for shorter older style private plates.

You can use any combination of numbers, letters and spaces and our clever system will then tell you if it's a valid registration number, and whether we can source any data for that vehicle.

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