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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…


Unusual Laws To Watch Out For When Driving Abroad

Unfortunately, Covid put pay to pretty much all foreign travel last year. But now, with vaccinations on the rise, restrictions easing and the possibilities of travel looming closer, people are getting excited about travelling abroad. You might decide that the easiest way to get about when you venture abroad is by driving. Some may even…


E-Plates. What are they and how do they work?

E-Plates are a new form of number plate that have been introduced and are currently undergoing trialling in the United States. This new form of number plates uses RFID (radio frequency identification) tagging, which allows instant and automatic car identification. The plate contains a chip which stores information about the vehicle it’s assigned to, including…


The History Of GB Number Plates

Number Plates – When and Why Were They Made? From the turn of the 20th Century, it became apparent that cars and vehicles were becoming increasingly popular. With manufacturers appearing all over the world and the UK’s economy rising almost 50%, it comes as no surprise that Brits were turning from horses to motor vehicles!…


Number 1 Plates to sponsor British Superbike Championship contender.

Number 1 Plates are delighted to announce that they have agreed to become a personal sponsor of Knaresborough-born British Superbike rider Dan Linfoot ahead of the 2021 season. Over the course of the British Superbike season, which constitutes 33 rounds across 11 weekends between the end of June and mid-October, Number 1 Plates branding will…


Adam Lander In The Headlights

Our Ambassador Today… Adam Lander! It’s that time again… meet Adam! We’re proud to introduce Adam as one of our Number1Plates brand ambassadors! We were glad to have a catch up with him and find out some great stuff. From first getting involved with cars to the day-to-day life of a N1P Ambassador!  We can’t…


Our Top 11 Car Customisations

With more than 32 million cars on the road in the United Kingdom (32,697,408 at the last count!), it’s fair to say that we love our cars! Whether they’re a simple run around to get us from A to B or our polished pride and joy, we spend a lot of time in them. In…


The Motorbike Up-Keep Guide

Summer is nearly here which can only mean one thing… The biking season has arrived! Here at Number 1 Plates we are super excited to get our bikes out, clean them up and dust them down. But do you know how  to efficiently clean your bike and get it in prime condition for the road? …


The ABC’s Of Caravanning

With summer approaching rapidly and Covid restrictions lifting, the caravans will be out en masse. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, we’re giving you all the knowledge you’ll need! We’ll go through some of our most frequently asked questions. They cover most of the basics of caravanning, from towing to securing.  Q&A I’ve never…


Daniel Knight In The Headlights

OUR AMBASSADOR TODAY: DAN KNIGHT Meet Dan, another one of our proud ambassadors for Number1Plates! We spent some time having a chat with Dan to find out some information for you all. We’ve also put his Instagram in further on. You can have a look through his posts, get involved and ask him any further…