How to install or replace a license plate, parts and mounting locations
The rules allow setting numbers in a frame, if, in addition, the registration plate is not covered with plexiglass. The frames are attached to the bumper with self-tapping screws and have several types of latches for fixing the plate with the number. Visit this link to gain more ideas: custom license plates covers
Each car that is allowed to operate on the road has an individual registration plate. The license plate is issued by the traffic police department, it is a steel plate with embossed numbers and letters. The car owner is obliged to install it on the car in accordance with the rules. You can screw the numbers on a new car with a frame yourself, having previously checked the technical regulations.
According to Art. 12.2 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation, driving a car without numbers is punishable by a fine of 500 rubles, a repeated violation threatens to deprive the driver of the right to drive the vehicle for up to 3 months. A similar punishment will follow for the fact that the sign is not installed according to the regulations.
As standard, the panels are screwed onto the front and rear bumpers in the designated place (provided by the manufacturer). But the rules do not oblige the driver to attach the license plate only to the bumper. The regulation provides for the installation of the front and rear numbers only strictly horizontally relative to the roadway. The rules added that the front license plate can be installed on the bumper both in the center of the car and on the left. The rear can be hung on the trunk lid, bumper, under the bumper.
On American SUVs, the regular place "for registration" does not correspond to the standard of Russian numbers. In this case, you can put the numbers in a frame on the car and fix it on the roof. It is important to remember that the distance from the ground to the top of the license plate should not exceed 2 meters.
Choosing a car with a non-standard bumper, drivers notice that the standard mounting locations for the number do not match the number holes. Considering that the license plate should be clearly legible, without damaging the information part, the option to open the frame for the car number, install it on the bumper and fix it according to the regulations remains the best.
Stages of installation and replacement of numbers
The rules allow setting numbers in a frame, if, in addition, the registration plate is not covered with plexiglass. The frames are attached to the bumper with self-tapping screws and have several types of latches for fixing the plate with the number:
· panel with latches;
· with a bar.
Only the owner can open the license plate on the car - all products have anti-vandal clips and fasteners.
The frames are installed in the places provided by the regulations. Metal frames are attached to the body with screws. To prevent the occurrence of corrosion in the places where the screws and metal come into contact, the screws and part of the bumper are treated with an anti-corrosion compound before installation. The best tool, according to drivers, remains a pusalo, into which the screw is dipped before screwing in.
To insert a car number into the frame, you need a slotted screwdriver, which is convenient for moving the metal plate. For greater reliability, drivers attach the number to the panel with 2-3 self-tapping screws and only then use constructive clamps.