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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…


Know Your Limit – Drink Driving

The ins and outs of drink-driving. With pubs and restaurants reopening after the long, hard slog of lockdown, it comes as no surprise that we’re all pretty excited. In fact, it was estimated that there were up to 4 million pints drunk by our beer-thirsty nation on the 12th April – the day that the…


7 Speed Camera Myths – Debunked!

Speed Cameras… Love them or hate them, they have been with us on the roads for 30 years now. In fact, the first speed camera was brought into action on the M40 in London back in 1991!    There are now a total of 3,982 cameras throughout the UK, and they have been catching offenders…


What To Do If You Breakdown On A Motorway

Motorway Breakdowns With 83,300 average journeys a day on the UK motorways, it comes as no surprise that breakdowns on them are super common – and unfortunately injuries and fatalities too. Highways England have released their biggest campaign yet on motorway safety, with their multi-million pound adverts; “Go Left”. This has come in due to…


Ten Top Tips for buying your first car!

In this blog we’re taking a look at a major milestone in anyone’s life…the purchase of your first car! First cars have a bit of a reputation for being old bangers which have been through the mill a little bit, with high mileage, dents, bumps and scrapes along the bodywork, and in some cases, patchy…


The basic maintenance checks every car owner should regularly make.

Here in the UK, we’re a nation of car lovers, with more than two million cars sold every year, each of them covering on average 7,500 miles every year, equating to roughly 20 miles per day. Of course, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic have had an impact on both these statistics over the last…


Electric Vehicles: 5 Reasons Why You Should Buy One

We’re seeing an increasing number of electric vehicles on our roads. In 2020, more than 108,000 electric cars were sold in the UK, taking a 6.6% market share, despite overall vehicle sales plunging by 29% as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdowns. In December of last year, the Tesla Model 3…


Top Tips: How To Maintain And Keep Your Car Clean This Winter.

The winter weather can take its toll on your car. Dirt and debris including mud, insects and road salt from the gritter lorries can cause real problems not just for the exterior of your car, but for some of the internal workings as well. In this post, we’ll provide you with some top tips on…