Fears Over Number 13 Plate Could Drive Sales in Used Cars
LONDON, August 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
With the AA revealing recently that around a third of motorists in the UK are put off buying a vehicle that sports a number plate displaying '13', will this be a catalyst for the used market to flourish, especially with the DVLA to release new plates from next March?
This is a question that many people will be asking as the DVLA makes the bold step to press ahead with the 'unlucky 13' registration as part of its bi-annual plate-change system, almost certain to discourage superstitious car buyers from splashing out on a brand new model.
In fact research by AA Populus suggests that this is likely to be the case, with triskaidekaphobia (a genuine fear of this number) being widespread across the country. Add to this the potential resale value of these cars depreciating at an increased rate and this is not a prospect that motorists are willing to take a risk on.
The DVLA has thought about giving new car buyers the chance to go for a '62' plate instead (available from September 1), but this idea was scrapped as the licensing authority decided to continue with its original plans to release a '13' plate.
Purchasing a private number plate is one solution, albeit an expensive one, but it is expected that plenty of car buyers will simply turn to the used car market instead for their next motor.
For companies like Euro Car Parts, the leading Car Parts supplier in the UK, this news is almost certain to increase the demand for their products as motorists look to save money on high garage bills and fix their vehicles themselves at a fraction of the cost.
Getting your essential car parts from a trusted supplier such as http://www.eurocarparts.com means that it now makes much more economical sense to maintain a used car than it would have done in the past.
SOURCE Euro Car Parts Ltd
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