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 [...]

Smoking In Cars

By | August 23rd, 2013|Show Plates|

Smoking in Public Places The 2007 smoking ban in UK public places brought many voices into a debate which seems never ending. Legislation was brought in to forbid smoking in any public workplace. This included restaurants, NHS buildings, offices, and even pubs – basically anywhere indoors. Aside from a few exemptions, this blanket ban is [...]

Face Facts: Sugar Fuelling the Future of Petrol Station Ads?

By | August 17th, 2013|Show Plates|

New face-recognition machines are invading supermarket petrol stations across the land, Show Plates Direct reports, and their judgemental attitude could make paying for petrol an awkward and ‘outing’ experience for millions of Brits. Driving and advertising have a symbiotic history as old as the first motor car. As soon as roads started popping up all [...]

How to Become a Green Driver

By | July 30th, 2013|Show Plates|

We’re ever more conscious of being “green” and environmentally friendly, but this can often seem like a daunting task. If you feel your car is a necessity but would still like to be green, we’ve teamed up with Helen Kinsella from The Green Home here at Show Plates Direct to discuss the ways in which [...]

How to Upcycle Car Tyres

By | July 9th, 2013|Show Plates|

What is Upcycling? If you’ve not heard about it already, ‘Upcycling’ has taken the craft and DIY world by storm. Show Plates Direct have been speaking to Lynn Haughton, who started The Upcycle Movement, a website she created to inspire and share ideas. Lynn says, “Globally, we are beginning to realise the negative effects we [...]