Have you received your new V5?
It has been a while since the DVLA elected to replace the old blue V5 log books with red alternatives, which is why the topic has slipped from public consciousness in recent months.
Since late last year, the registered keeper for every car on Britain’s roads should have received a new document but the original deadline date is looming. If you have not received your new red V5C by the end of September, contact the DVLA to find out why.
As a significant number of the old-style blue V5 documents were stolen in 2007 and 2008, some of them must have been used to create false identities for stolen vehicles. Therefore, if you are buying a car from a vendor that only has the blue-coloured V5 log book, make extra checks on the vehicle’s history, prior to parting with your cash.