Are you interested in purchasing one of our personalized number plates? You might not be sure how to fit your new plate in a secure way, especially if you have never bought a private number plate in the past. We at NewReg.co.uk understand that newbies can struggle with fitting new plates.
Don’t worry though because we have put together three simple tips to make fitting the plates easier. By implementing these tips, you shouldn’t struggle. That being said, our three tips are:
1. Ensure Your Car Is Clean
The chances are you don’t want to clean your brand new plates after you’ve fitted them. This is why it’s a good idea to clean your car before fitting your plates. Once your plates are attached, they shouldn’t get too dirty or greasy. All you need to do is wash your car by hand or bring it to a local car wash.
2. Your Previous Plates Can Be Used As A Guide
Before fitting your brand new plates onto your car, you might be required to drill holes in them. The good news is there is a very easy and fast way to determine where the holes need to go. All you do is line up your old plates over the new plates.
By lining up the older plates with the new ones, you’ll know where the holes have to go. Just use a pen or marker to mark the positions that will need to be drilled. Doing this will reduce the chances of not screwing the plates on properly, and in turn there is less of a chance of the plates falling off due to not being properly fitted.
3. Use Colored Screw Caps
After you have fitted your plates onto your car, you should place caps over the screw heads. This will protect the screw-heads from becoming rusty, and in turn will ensure your plates’ stability in the long-term. Not only that, but caps can actually improve your plates’ appearance.
A black cap can be used on the screw that goes through a black letter. Use a white cap for a screw that went through a white background, or use a yellow colored screw cap if the screw goes through any yellow part of the plate. By doing this simply thing, your screws will nearly be invisible and it’ll also improve the overall aesthetics of your plates.