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Our Most Commonly Asked Questions

Frequently Questions.. With Answers! Buying number plates can be a bit of a minefield if you’ve never done it before. Dealing with such a volume of orders, we get regular questions about number plates, the processes involved and the various legalities, some of which are more common than others.  So, with this in mind, we’ve…


The dog ate my homework… the parrot ate my logbook!

We all know that losing a document is a real pain, especially when they’re government documents! From leaving it in an old car to just simply misplacing it, we’ve heard it all. Well, that being said, we thought we had heard it all!  The DVLA have recently updated their system of ordering a replacement V5C…


How To Prepare Your Car For An MOT

MOT – What Is It? MOTs are the official vehicle safety test carried out by the Ministry Of Transport. Also known as a VT20 Test Certificate, it’s the thing that makes all motorists sweat. Simply as, one unknown fault could mean you lose your car! However, there are definitely ways to prevent your MOT going…


Could A Private Registration Land You In Prison?

Jail? For a registration!? A private registration is a really great way to add personalisation to your car and make it stand out a little from the crowd. Whether you’re looking to buy a reg for a friend or family member, or even to treat yourself, they can be a fun and exciting way to…


Number 1 Plates To Introduce Private Registrations

Here at Number1Plates we are proud to announce that we are now able to offer thousands of private registrations for sale, and we even buy second hand ones too! We dipped our toe into the world of registrations back in 2019 but now we are back for good! With over 50,000,000 registrations to choose from,…


The 7 Coolest Car Features To Date

With the average person spending 37,935 hours driving, it’s no surprise that the car manufacturers are doing all they can to come out with the newest and coolest technology. You might be thinking ‘what more do I need in my car?’ – which is totally OK. Realistically, nobody needs these features, but sometimes a taste…


Number Plate Cloning – What is it and how to prevent it

With an increase in vehicle crime over the years, number plate or vehicle cloning has become a common occurrence in recent times. In fact, the DVLA (Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency) reported that in April 2019 there were 656 vehicles wrongly linked to criminal offences whereas in March 2020 there was a staggering 1,105. That’s…


E10 Fuel – The Ins and Outs

The switch to the new ‘E10’ Fuel is part of the national push to reduce carbon emissions. The government’s long term plan is to move to net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, hence the small steps in 2021 to reach that goal. The process of using E10 Fuel compared to the current E5 and general petrol…


What Can Happen If You Don’t Drive Your Car?

  With the Covid pandemic came the possibility of working from home which for many was a blessing, with flexibility at their fingertips and a relaxed environment to work in. Even with Covid coming (hopefully) to an end, for many companies the working from home strategy seems to be working in their favour – and…


Hybrid Cars: What are they and should I buy one?

With new petrol and diesel cars set to be banned from 2030, there is currently an increased emphasis on other options when it comes to powering vehicles on the road. There is already a wide variety of options when it comes to alternative power, including fully electric, mild hybrids, full hybrids and plug-in hybrids.  However…