How to fit number plates with sticky pads

By | August 27th, 2014|Show Plates|

Have you ever wondered how to fit your number plates to your car? Well, fitting numberplate’s with sticky pads couldn’t be easier! Once your replacement number plates or show plates from Show Plates Direct have arrived in the post, fitting them to your vehicle with sticky pads is simple! Just watch the video below and grab your sticky pads to get fitting! […]

Number plates banned by the DVLA

By | July 1st, 2014|Show Plates|

As we all know, a personalised number plate can make your car unique and stand out from the crowd. At the same time, it is a statement of individuality that tells other road users something about yourself or the actual vehicle. What’s more, if you manage to find and buy a unique or highly sought-after [...]

Google’s Android Auto transforms your dashboard into a mobile device

By | June 4th, 2014|Show Plates|

Even though using a mobile phone while driving is illegal and can lead to hefty fines or even result in an accident, several motorists continue to make calls and send text messages behind the wheel. However, Google has unveiled a new system that would address this issue and also provide drivers with even more in-car [...]

Eight Things You Probably Do Whilst Driving That Are Actually Illegal

By | May 24th, 2014|Show Plates|

Everyone knows the story – you learn to drive to pass your test, then the real education of how to drive in the real world begins.The habits and misconceptions that drivers pick up when they first start going it alone are hard to shift, and there’s a good chance that keeping up with changes in the highway code isn’t high on the priority list for bedtime reading. To help set some things straight, here’s our list of top eight things that many drivers do, but far from being frowned upon, are actually illegal: […]

Best and worst songs to drive to

By | April 12th, 2014|Show Plates|

Best and worst songs to drive to Summer is virtually here and somewhat remarkably, the great British weather looks like it might live up to high expectations. Arguably one of the best ways to enjoy the sunshine is to get behind the wheel, go for a drive in the countryside and listen to [...]

Fathers Day Gift Guide

By | March 9th, 2014|Show Plates|

If you’re stuck for ideas this Fathers Day then look no further as Show Plates Direct brings you their car-mad dad Fathers Day gift guide - full of gifts certain to put a smile on your dads face. These car themed gifts make perfect presents for Father's Day - whatever your budget. 1. Bepsoke Show [...]

The 2014 Budget: Tax On Petrol Prices UK Frozen & Tax Increases for Motorists

By | December 17th, 2013|Show Plates|

Yesterday saw the Chancellor announce the 2014 Budget which led to some mixed news for motorists. We take a look below at a few of the points mentioned in the 2014 budget that will directly affect motorists. Since 2007 petrol prices UK wide have steadily been on the increase, rising from 87.3p in January 2007 [...]

DVLA Showdown: The Top 10 Cities to Pass Your Practical Driving Test

By | November 19th, 2013|Show Plates|

Every year, over 1.5 million attempts are made to pass the UK practical driving test, of which 65-70% of all attempts will be made by young drivers between the ages of seventeen and twenty-five. Sadly, less than half of these young drivers are successful at passing their driving test first time around, which can make [...]

Should Drivers Be Tested On Motorways?

By | October 18th, 2013|Show Plates|

Passing their driving test and finally taking those ‘L’ plates off the car is the goal of thousands of young people every year. Between 2012 and 2013, almost one million driving tests were taken by those aged between seventeen and twenty-five and, for the fifth straight year, government statistics show that the percentage of young [...]

The Real Cost of Driving

By | September 7th, 2013|Show Plates|

They can be frustrating and liberating, lifesaving and taking, they can move at a snail’s pace or pass by in a flash. Whatever your opinion on cars, there’s no doubt that a world where they didn’t exist is a frightening thought. With over 30 million cars on UK roads and a further 7 million vehicles [...]