After purchasing a new car, registration is one of the most important steps to take. The new vehicle must be registered so that it can be easily identified in the future. Registration can be done directly with the prefecture. However, with the new vehicle registration system (SIV), authorized car professionals can also carry out the procedures. As far as the license plate is concerned, motorists can choose for themselves the department they wish to be affiliated with and also the type of material for their plate. Find out all about it in this section.
Which department should I choose for my license plate?
Although the 2009 reform no longer allows drivers to choose their registration number, it does allow them to choose the department where they want their car to be registered. Indeed, the current license plate must consist of a department number and the logo of the corresponding region. If you like a particular number or logo, you can display it freely on your license plate. You can choose any department or region even if you do not have your main residence there. The only category of cars that escapes this rule is that of collector vehicles. Unlike others, they may not have a territorial identifier on their license plate, at least for now.
What about the material?
In addition to the choice of region and department, the material is also an important element to consider when choosing a license plate. It is indeed from him that one can judge the resistance and the quality of its plate. Here, we have mainly the choice between plexiglass and aluminum. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages. However, it all depends on what you need and what you are looking for. If the Plexiglas license plate is appreciated for its solidity and its resistance to the climatic hazards, the aluminum license plate is on the other hand more economic and more ecological (100 % recyclable).