License Plate Bracket
Here in Connecticut, we are a 2-plate state. The plates must be on the front of the vehicle’s front bumper and the rear bumper or placed on the hatch of the vehicle. Other states may have only one plate, but it still needs to go in the right place on the vehicle.
If you want to add a personalized or designer plate on your car, you just bolt it in in the front. For 2 plate state cars, bolt it above or below the front license plate, so you won’t get harassed about it being there.
In the last few years, I’ve seen an awful lot of license plates on the dashboard inside the car, and inside on the rear package tray (rear dash). This is illegal to do, but it doesn’t stop folks from doing it. The law for having a plate in the rear window and on the dash, is still on the books. It must be bolted to the license plate area in the front and rear of the car or truck.
On the vehicle’s front bumper or bumper cover, as it’s now called, there are usually two holes for the license plate to go. If you didn’t get license plate screws, you can get them from the auto parts or hardware store. You can also purchase a license plate bolt kit that also contain tools to help you install the license plate bracket.
In many auto part stores, they have license plate brackets for sale. They aren’t hard to install onto the vehicle or place the license plate on. Some brackets come with screws and others don’t.
You may also obtain a license plate mount. It’s a little different than the bracket, but it does the same job. You install it on the front/rear bumper or hatch, and then put the license plate on it.
You can use a screwdriver to screw in the license plate bolts for the plate or you can use a drill. If you need help, ask someone who is familiar with installing things like that on a vehicle… such as a neighbor who works on their car or someone from the parts store if they aren’t too busy and can help you.
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