DVLA V5C Car Registration Document is going red
The V5C Car registration document is where you will find details of the registered keeper. It’s also sometimes referred to as the car logbook.
Many will have seen the new red V5C Car Registration Document. If you’ve bought a new car in the past 12 months, or changed your car registration number, then you will have received the new red V5 document.
If the document for your car is blue, don’t worry.
At the moment, both of these are valid.
But the old blue V5C document is gradually being phased out… and will eventually be replaced on all vehicles. From September 2011, when a vehicle is taxed or declared SORN, the DVLA will automatically replace the V5C with a new red one. Even when there is no change in owner or private car number plate. So it won’t be long before pretty much every car will have the new style V5C.
So why is it changing?
The DVLA has changed the colour and layout of the document. Their reason is to make it more customer friendly, and highlights how potential buyers should check the legitimacy of the car they are considering buying. More information can be found at www.direct.gov.uk/buyerbeware.