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Cleaning Hacks: The Best Car Cleaning Tips From TikTok

Cleaning Hacks: The Best Car Cleaning Tips From TikTok From mastering the baked feta pasta recipe to learning how to speak another language, TikTok users have proved time and time again that there is a life hack for pretty much everything – especially when it comes to cars! With over 230 million views, the app’s…


Car Crime Hotspots: The Riskiest Postcodes in the UK

Vehicle thefts across England and Wales have soared by more than a fifth in the last three years, according to police data. However, vehicle crime varies wildly depending on the area. Here at Number1Plates, we’ve looked at the vehicle crime rates across UK postcodes to find out the most unsafe streets to park your car….


The Car-ma Sutra: Car Sex Secrets Revealed

Some of the most iconic movies feature a passionate in-car sex scene. Who can forget Rizzo and Kenickie’s interrupted parking lot romp in Grease? Or Jack and Rose’s steamy session in the back of a Packard limousine on board the Titanic?  Well, those got-to-have-you-right-here-right-now moments don’t just happen on screen. With 61% of Brits admitting…


What Is Best Way to Find the Value of My Car

What Is Best Way to Find the Value of My Car Buy a car, drive a car, and then . . . what next? If you’re starting to feel the need for a new car whether it’s a bigger car or just a newer one, you have a decision to make. What do you do…


Automatic Number Plate Recognition – What is it?

The reason that companies like Number 1 Plates has strict regulations in place in regard to the types of registration plates that we can produce is partly down to the use of this tool. Automatic Number Plates Recognition, also known as ANPR, is a Police enforcement software that uses optical character recognition to read a…


Infamous Cars and Registration Plates

Some movies are best known for their lead character, others for the climactic endings and some are remembered for the iconic cars that often sport matching personalised registration plates. Even those that do not consider themselves huge movie fans will often recognise a beastly four-wheeler from films spanning the last 50 years, no matter how…


Will cars be cheaper after lockdown?

It has been a difficult time for us all for the past couple of months. Since lockdown commenced back in March, many businesses have suffered as a result. Hundreds of thousands of people furloughed, companies have struggled to keep revenues up in order to cover their running costs. How has the industry been affected? It…


What Should Car Owners Do During Lockdown?

This is a completely new and frustrating way of living, that has taken the world by surprise. In the UK over 27% of the entire working population has been furloughed, and have an uncertain future ahead of them.  It is important to take advantage of all of the positive financial advice that may have a…


The Future Of UK Registrations

Registration plate formats in the UK have changed time and time again since their inception in 1903. As we are the UK’s number one spot for all things registrations, we thought that it would be best that we give you the latest information on what’s to come. New registrations are released bi-annually and you could…


Start 2020 Right With These Vehicle Must Haves

2020 is set to be a huge year for everyone, or at least that is the plan. As people far and wide embark on completing their New Years Resolutions, and smashing short and long term goals, it is important to remember that the smaller things in life can sometimes make your day that little bit…