Between 2009 and 2018 when he semi-retired, Graham Shelton of Spanish Number Plates wrote a fortnightly column for the Costa News Group which covers most of the towns and cities of the Mediterranean coastline. Many of these are included in this section of posts having been updated in April 2020. Some cannot be included now because the rules and regulations are constantly changing.

Although this information is correct as of this date, if you are unsure about what has been said, especially if this contradicts other information that you have been given, please don’t hesitate to get in touch

The ones in the “archived files” section are old and out of date, but are shown for historical reasons.

Certificates of Conformity

To many Brits, the EU Certificate of Conformity is a mystery as it is not widely provided with UK plated cars, so what is it? When a vehicle is built, the manufacturers have to conform to EU regulations regarding acceptable build standards and specifications for the entire vehicle and its components. When finished, the vehicle […]


“Well there’s a mouthful for you”. I suppose that could be the slogan for Burger King, but this mouthful is a term used throughout the motoring industry to confirm, approve or ratify a vehicle. For the word nuts amongst you the word has both Greek and Latin derivations, both meaning “to agree”. Amazing what you […]

The Engineer’s Report

Most drivers and riders in Spain are aware that a vehicle needs to have the ITV (MOT) test when their vehicle is re-registered/imported, however we at Re-Platemate have received many calls from drivers over the years who thought that after an ITV test, their vehicle would be issued with Spanish plates! Have you ever known […]

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