It is illegal to drive without a license plate as you are said to be committing a crime. As a result, you become a wanted person by the police when they spot you driving without a license plate. It therefore becomes necessary to have a license plate attached to your car. Hence the need to know how to install one arises. The first step is to gather all the tools that you will need. The tools include; a screwdriver which has a flat head, the validation sticker, and the correct screws.
The next step relies on whether are renewing the license plate or if the car is being installed the license plate for the first time. If your car had a license plate before, it means that it had predrilled holes and hence no need to drill other holes. If you are still using the expired license plates, you remove them and clean the place in preparation to attach the new validation tag. A screwdriver may be of use when you are prying off the old sticker. The new sticker is put at the top corners of your license plate. In an already drilled car, you just should line up the plate with the existing holes and screw it using a screwdriver. You should make sure that the plate is not too tight. If you are installing the license plate for the first time it means that you should drill holes. It is necessary to confirm that your bumper is made of fiberglass. You measure to find the center of the bumper using a measuring tape and mark the area with a pen. Hold the license plate at the area to mark where you should drill the holes. After marking the points, you drill the holes and follow the procedure of the predrilled holes.
There is also an alternative for those who are not ready to drill holes in their bumper. You purchase a fitting adhesive-mounted bracket for your car. It is advisable to clean up the area with rubbing alcohol to ensure that the adhesive sticks properly. After you have allowed the area to dry, you fit the bracket together with its protective film. After fitting, you peel off the protective film at the back of the bracket and place it onto the bumper. Using a screwdriver, you attach the license plate to the bracket using the screws. It is advisable for people whose cars are made of metal and have never drilled holes to use this method. It is because it is complicated to drill in a metal front bumper.
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