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Black Friday – The History.

History Behind The Notorious Day The day after Thanksgiving in America, has recently been the big ‘save the date’ day in the diaries for shoppaholics and savers alike. With big discounts hitting the highstreets and online stores, people are getting bang for their buck – and just in time for Christmas. When we think of…


What To Do When Your Number Plates Are Stolen

Number Plate Theft; what to do when it happens to you. On average, there are around 25,000 number-plate thefts a year according to the AA. You may be wondering as to why people target the least expensive part of the car, however obtaining a number plate illegally is a criminal activity which many fall victim…


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…


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,…


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…


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!…