Replacement Number Plates

More and more drivers are heading straight to Show Plates Direct when they require affordable replacement number plates of the highest quality. At Show Plates Direct, we have decades of experience behind us when it comes to manufacturing replacement number plates and we are only happy when you are completely satisfied with the products that we have supplied to you.

When are replacement number plates required?

There are many reasons why someone might need to purchase registration plates. The nature of daily life on the road as well as the trials and tribulations your plates go through during the course of a typical year mean your plates can easily become unreadable over time. Accidents are another key reason why people seek out replacement plates. Whether your plates have become damaged due to wear and tear, bad weather, an accident or anything else, we can assist you and help you avoid penalties in the process. You could be fined up to £1000 for driving with unreadable plates and your vehicle could fail its MOT, so it really is better to be safe than sorry.

No need to send documentation

You don’t need to send us your V5C or similar documentation when you order replacement plates from us. This saves you substantial amounts of time and money and means you don’t have to worry about your essential paperwork being lost in the post. Another great reason for choosing us over our competitors is that you don’t even need to leave your front door to order your plates, which are up to 50% cheaper than their high street counterparts.

Manufactured to British Standards

All the plates that we supply are manufactured to British Standards with premium grade ABS, coming complete with a small British Standard number in the bottom right corner of the plate. Our road-legal plates also feature our details, which is a legal requirement. You can add borders, some flags and forms of text if you wish when creating road-legal replacement number plates. You also have four different fonts to choose from when it comes to road-legal plates, and these are Standard, 3D, 3D Carbon and 3D Highline.

More about number plates

Number plates were first introduced in the UK in 1904. The vast majority of vehicles using public roads in the UK need to display them. The Motor Car Act 1903 was passed to ensure all vehicles could be traced in the events of accidents or motoring offences. Most number plates are rectangular, though some are square, including motorcycle plates. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency or DVLA administrate the number plates system in the most parts of the UK, with the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) overseeing the Northern Ireland system.

Self-fitting options

The plates that we supply to you do not come with pre-drilled holes. This leaves you with the option of fixing your plates with screws or with our specially-designed sticker pads, giving you greater choice. We strongly recommend that you select a kitting fit during the ordering process to simplify the process. Our fitting kits come with a range of screw caps, self-tapping screws and sticky pads. Though we do not sell personalised plate numbers, we can commit your bespoke numbers to a plate once you have purchased one from the DVLA. We can provide front plates, back plates or both together, also supplying bike plates and out-sized number plates. To find out more about our high-quality replacement number plates, simply take a look around the site or send a message to Why not order your replacement number plates on the site right now?