3D Gel Number Plate Guide

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June 15th, 2020 at 5:52 pm

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3d gel plates on back of Ford car

If you are confounded by the restrictions on standard car registration plates and want to do something a little different with your motor then a gel number plate could be …

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4D Number Plates Guide

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June 15th, 2020 at 5:54 pm

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If you have already embraced the 3D Gel Plate look for your number plates, then the latest development in the good looking registration stakes is now 4D, a new technology …

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Why are Number Plates Yellow and White?

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January 16th, 2020 at 2:40 pm

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Number plates in the UK are yellow and white because that is what the law of the land decrees.  But it didn’t start out that way.

15th February, 2019 - Audi Q7 4x4 car diving through the Cotswold town of Cirencester on a misty morning commute with white and yellow number plates

Early registration plates

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Which number plates are illegal?

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January 16th, 2020 at 2:41 pm

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It is against the law in the UK if a motor vehicle does not display a registration or number plate on the front and rear of the car.  It also …

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How Number Plates Work in the UK

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January 16th, 2020 at 2:40 pm

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Number plates appeared with the earliest cars at the turn of the last century.  It quickly became apparent that vehicles could not be linked visibly to their owners and so …

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Ultimate Guide to Show Plates

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January 16th, 2020 at 2:39 pm

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Anyone with a bit of smart eye will have noticed clever and unusual number plates being used on vehicles in certain situations.  These are called show plates and can be …

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How to Transfer Your Number Plate to a New Car

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New Lamborghini Huracan proudly displaying its private registration plate

If you’ve ever considered getting a private registration plate for a new car but you’ve never actually gone through the process …

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Black Number Plates in the UK

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Although you won’t expect to see them on a modern vehicle here in the UK, a black number plate isn’t something totally unfamiliar to the vast majority of us. Even …

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Keeping Your Number Plate Compliant With the Law

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It’s probably fair to assume that most people are aware of the very basics when it comes to being compliant with the law regarding number plates.

However, by that I …

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New Number Plates for 2020 and Beyond

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In my time in the retail motor industry I never understood why people had such trouble understanding the current system of number plates for newly registered vehicles.

I could possibly …

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Ever wondered about the humble origins of the number plate?

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June 15th, 2020 at 5:54 pm

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There is a company you have probably never heard of whose claim to fame is that they are the oldest number plate makers in the UK and they are called …

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Car Depreciation – is there anything you can do about it?

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June 15th, 2020 at 5:44 pm

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It’s no secret that new cars depreciate at an eye-watering rate.  But is there anything you can do about it?  Do some cars fall in value more rapidly than others …

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The History of the Number Plate

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June 15th, 2020 at 5:43 pm

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We take number plates for granted these days, don’t we?

It’s impossible to imagine buying and owning a motor vehicle today and there being no need to register it and …

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Strange Driving Laws Throughout Europe

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June 15th, 2020 at 5:42 pm

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I’ve never found too many people in the UK who have much of a quarrel with any of our laws associated with driving. Just about every law you can think …

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The Funniest Number Plates We’ve Seen

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June 15th, 2020 at 5:39 pm

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What one person considers extremely funny could completely pass many other people by without raising so much as a mild smirk, and number plates are no exception. Car number plates …

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Green Number Plates for Electric Cars – The Ins and Outs

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In October last year, the UK government launched a consultation process about the possibility of introducing green number plates for electric cars. The consultation period came to an end on …

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