You might have seen an increase in the number of gel number plates as you’re driving around. They’re going to get more common on the roads so we thought we’d share a little information about them.
Gel number plates are a 3D version of your plates. Unlike standard number plates, gel plates are made with a resin that give a 3D effect. They’re high quality, clearly visible and help make your car look classy.
Gel plates are clearly visible on the roads. Your letters and numbers will pop for other road users. If you’ve spent a lot of money on some personal plates, make sure they’re easily visible to everyone!
You can also put some really interesting artistic flourishes on your gel plates. You can get some really lovely designs custom made just for you.
Yes, 3D number plates are legal, and they’re a great way to accessorise your car. Just make sure you don’t deviate from the standard size and font, and the characters are black. Your front plate must still have a white background, and the rear plates need to be yellow, but you’re able to accessorise the letters and numbers as you like.
There are lots of companies out there that can design and create 3D and even 4D plates for your vehicles. Make sure you shop around to get the best prices and find a company you can trust. If the company can’t guarantee your new plates are able to meet UK road standards, avoid them.
Be sure to ask your chosen design company about number plate fixing kits too. These can be a little pricey, but it’s vital your number plate is securely fixed on. Not having your number plates displayed correctly will cause your vehicle to fail its MOT and you could be fined up to £1000.
Need a car while you’re having some customisation on yours? We have a great range of affordable hire vehicles you can book online.