Frequently Asked Questions

What Happens if My Vehicle is Written Off?

If your vehicle becomes damaged as a result of an accident, its usually repairable, however there are cases when the damage is so severe that the cost of the repairs outweigh the value of the vehicle. This is what written off means.

If you think this may be the case or the insurance company have stated that your vehicle is likely to be written-off, you must make an application to retain the registration before the DVLA change the record. This can be done by making an application to retain the number plate through the DVLA at a cost of £80.00.

If preferred, we can arrange all the paperwork to secure your number plate onto a retention certificate for you for just £25 plus VAT and the DVLA fee. Please call us on 0163 888833 or send an email to for further information or assistance.