V5C Car registration document goes red
We’ll all be familiar with the old blue V5C car registration document. But that’s now changed to bright red. The layout has changed. If you’ve changed your car registration number or bought a car in the past 12 months, you’ll have already seen the new document.
Right now there are both the old blue documents and the red ones out there. And both are perfectly valid, of course. The blue ones, though, will be disappearing fast. From now on, they’ll will be replaced automatically by the DVLA when you re-tax your car or declare it SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification). And, of course, if you transfer a private number plate to the vehicle.
Why change the V5C Registration Document?
The DVLA say it makes it clearer for potential car buyers, making them more aware of how to check that they’re buying a legitimate car. Apart from the colour change, the big thing you’ll notice is the buyer beware information on the front page. The other pages are just the same.
Most of the V5C Registration Document hasn’t changed. It still works the same way, whether you’re selling the car or transferring a car registration number onto it.
If you haven't seen the new red V5C Vehicle Registration Document, you soon will.