Fitting your new number plates

Fitting your new number plates

How difficult is it to fit a new number plate?

Fitting your new number plate is very straight forward and can be done by yourself in a matter of minutes.

There are two ways number plates can be fitted on a car and this blog will walk you through both options to enable you to make an informed decision regarding the way you want to fit them.

Option number 1 - Sticky pads:

On our website you can buy double-sided sticky pads which have been purposely produced to hold a number plate with the required strength to ensure they never fall off.

Using sticky pads is our recommended option as it removes the need to use any tools such as a drill or screwdriver to fit the plate onto the car. Furthermore, it enables you to put the plate on without causing any physical damage to the plate thus increasing its lifespan. 

In order to fit your new plate you will first have to remove the old plates. However, before you remove the old plates, use a bit of tape or a marker which can be easily erased to mark the position where the current plates are fitted in order to use it as a reference to position the new plates. Once you have done this you can start removing the old plates.

If the previous plates were fitted using sticky pads, you can remove these by pulling them off. Our suggestion is that you insert a wallpaper scrapper or a similar tool through the gap between the plate and the car and apply a bit of pressure to pull the plate off, always being careful to not damage the car by applying too much force. If the previous plates were fitted using screws, start by removing the screw covers which will be either white, yellow or black to blend in the screws with the number plate and make them less visible. Once the screw covers have been removed you can proceed to unscrew the plates.

Once the old plates have been removed, you can start to fit your new plates. In order to do this, remove the covers off the sticky pads on one side and stick them across the back of the number plate ensuring that you have put sticky pads on each end and the centre.

It will now be time to stick the new plates on. In order to do this, remove the cover from the other side of the sticky pads which are now stuck on the new plate and gently position the number on the car using the reference marks which you made prior to removing the old plates to ensure they are positioned correctly. Once you are happy with the position of the plates on the car, apply pressure on the plate against the car for 60 seconds to ensure the plate is secured.

Option 2 - Screws:

Firstly, you will need to remove your old plates and an explanation of how to do this can be found on the previous section.

Once the old plates have been removed, you will need to mark where the holes need to be made on your new plates. In order to do this, place the old plates on top of the back of your new plates ensuring they are fully aligned and using a marker draw a point through the hole of the old plate onto the back of the new plate. Now that you have a reference on your new plates of the position where the holes need to be, use a drill to make to small holes on your plates. Our recommendation is that you drill the holes from the back of the plates using the reference which you have drawn.

Once you have the drilled holes on the new plates, use the screw pack which can be purchased from our website to screw the new plates into the same position where the old plates used to be.

Is the process the same for the front and rear plate?

Yes, follow the same process for both plates to ensure these are fitted correctly.

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