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Do i need to inform DVLA of colour change/graphics?


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Post Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:42 pm

Do i need to inform DVLA of colour change/graphics?

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i have recently wrapped a vehicle in black graphics do i need to inform the dvla of this?

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Post Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:30 pm

no? as it not a permanant change, but then again would a spray job be?
probably more important, should an insurance company should be informed?


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Post Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:38 pm

I asked my insurance co when i renewed and if i recall right, they simply said "no, we'll treat them as graphics" and made a note on my file that temp colour changes may be used. they didn't seem to think that the dvla would be in need of notification either.


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Post Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:39 pm

When I did the KPMF wrapping course a few years ago I was told that DVLA treated it as a temporary change and they did not need to be informed, don't know if the regulations have changed at all since. Never really thought about the insurance aspect though. Would probably be best to ring them and let them know so they can't try and get out of any claim should something happen. Better safe than sorry.

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Post Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:01 pm

Your insurance company should be notified, if only from a value aspect. It's the same as adding a couple of grandsworth of accessories.

Occasionally some of my clients come unstuck with this in that they will only pay to replace a reasonable amount for graphics unless they have been notified, and increased premiums by an appropriate amount.

It's only fair, after all, they are carrying a bigger risk.

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