5 Truly Tacky Car Accessories | Private Number Plates

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Are you looking to accessorise your car? Well then it might be worth checking out what not to buy beforehand, to avoid buying tat. Take a look at our pick of truly tacky car accessories.

  1. Custom Stickers

Stickers may have been all the rage when you were in school. We’re sure you can remember covering your homework diaries, pencil cases and bags with a selection of ‘cool’ stickers.

However, when it comes to accessorising your car, stickers aren’t a good idea. Why? Not only do they make your car look like a child’s work of art, they instantly make it less valuable too.

Custom Stickers
Rob under CC by SA 2.0

  1. Gear Knobs 

These are just pointless. The only person who will really see your gear knob is you, but your eyes will be on the road, right?

Yes, the passengers in your car may notice that your gear stick is flaunting a slightly unusual knob, but they’re hardly going to comment on it when it’s as weird as this freaky-looking zombie skull. We say no to novelty gear knobs.

  1. Bumper Stickers

Bumper stickers are beyond tacky. They’re not that funny, neither are they particularly interesting. Basically, they’re pretty pointless. So, do us all a favour and leave them off your car. Traffic jams are bad enough without having to stare at these.

Bumper Stickers
operation_janet under CC by ND 2.0

  1. Back Spoilers

There’s some truth in the name, they really do spoil the appearance of a car. Why? Well, who wants to drive a car that looks like it belongs to a 17 year old boy racer? It’s not a good look. You may feel like Vin Diesel from the Fast and the Furious series, but you’re far from it.

Read more: Our Favourite Fast and Furious Cars

Back Spoilers
Mathew Bedworth under CC by 2.0

  1. Headlight Lashes

We can just about deal with fake lashes on women, what with Cheryl Cole and other celebrities rarely spotted without them, but fake lashes on cars? They’re a big no-no. Nothing screams tacky quite like headlight lashes. Plus, they just make cars look odd.

Headlight Lashes
Steve Baker under CC by ND 2.0

So, now you know of 5 car accessories not to buy for your car. Unless, of course, you fancy driving a car that looks downright tacky!

However, if you are looking for an accessory to add a touch of class to your car, why not consider a personalised plate? We have an extensive selection of car registrations for sale, so you’re bound to find one you love. Browse and buy today.