DVLA has now completed automatic roll out of the red vehicle registration certificate (V5C). It is now encouraging the keepers of any vehicles who still have an old style blue V5C to replace it with new a red V5C free of charge. This can be done by sending the original blue V5C with a covering letter to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1BA. Or by telephoning 0300 790 6802, you will need to have the registration number, make and model of the vehicle and the document reference number of the blue V5C (this is the 11 digit number on the front of the V5C). You must be the registered keeper and there must be no changes needed to the V5C. DVLA also recommends that any buyer offered a second hand vehicle with a blue V5C gets the seller to replace the document with a red one from DVLA before they part with any money for the vehicle.

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It is a good idea to take a photo of your insurance certificate and V5C (Log book) of your vehicles, and send it to me and I will up load these to your on line vehicle details, enabling you to access these important documents from anywhere.

You might think why this is necessary, well I can tell you that if you ever find your selves towed away you will not be able to retrieve your vehicle without copies of these documents, of course you can use our retrieval service as we do not need these documents as we have our own trade insurance certificates and authority documents in place.

You do have the option of depositing all your vehicle documents with us for safe keeping (its free)

I look forward to hearing from you.

Safe motoring

Best

Tino