How to get your teenager on the road and stay safe

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January 16th, 2020 at 12:46 pm

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Picking up those car keys and getting behind the wheel is a right of passage for almost every teenager but as a parent, your main worry is how can you …

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Are private number plates a good investment?

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January 16th, 2020 at 12:56 pm

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The desirability of private or personalised number plates seems to be booming like never before.  Perhaps it is because of the UK’s locked down legislation on number plates which means …

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Why are Number Plates Yellow and White?

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March 2nd, 2021 at 8:55 am

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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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March 2nd, 2021 at 8:56 am

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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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March 2nd, 2021 at 8:57 am

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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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Driving in Europe? Read this Essential Guide

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January 16th, 2020 at 1:50 pm

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One of the top things on your ‘to-do’ list, if you are planning on taking your car abroad into Europe, is to speak to your motor insurer. Your insurance policy …

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What is going to change for motorists after Brexit?

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January 16th, 2020 at 1:58 pm

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Currently, the UK is still on track to leave the EU that is, of course, if the General Election on December 12th doesn’t upset the applecart and there is …

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Should you buy an electric car? Here’s the lowdown

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January 16th, 2020 at 2:13 pm

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Uptake of the new fully electric technology is painfully slow and industry pundits are putting forward lots of reasons as to why this may be.  Lack of charging points which …

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How to find the best car for a new driver?

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January 16th, 2020 at 2:22 pm

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Gone are the days when an old banger – the starting point for many a 20th-century teenager –  could wriggle its way through the MOT and come out …

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Ultimate Guide to Show Plates

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March 2nd, 2021 at 8:57 am

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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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