Having custom car number plates instills a sense of identity in your car. Most of these plates are more likely to have a funny meaning or a story behind them. Surprisingly enough some of these personalized plates are worth thousands of dollars. It’s not a wonder to find a plate that is more expensive than the car it’s on. When applying for a new plate or to replace an old one has a variety of options to choose from when customizing plates. One can choose the numbers or letters to be either black, blue, or white. Other than that you can choose the background color from mid-blue, purple, red, maroon, dark green, white, or black.
The price of a personalized can vary depending on the plate category with the starting price of about $460.The standard vehicle plate is available in the following dimensions 135mm by 372mm that fits thirty characters, 135mm by 317mm fitting twenty-five characters, and 135mm by 190mm that fits fourteen characters. For those who opt for the slimmer version, there is the 100mm instead of the common 135mm.
Personalized number plates have their advantages. You can add a logo or custom slogans below the registration number unlike other types of registration plates. After you are done customizing all details of your number plate it will take a maximum of 6 weeks. A letter will be forwarded to your address to inform you of the delivery. Authorities responsible for number plate issuing give 56 days for the plates to be collected by the owners. Failure to collect the plates authorities have the mandate to reclaim the registration plates.
After applying for the number plate and it got delivered it’s time to install it. You have the option to drill holes in the number plate yourself or use the predrilled holes if they already exist. Caution must be exercised when drilling these holes else. If you damage the plate you might need to replace the number plate at full cost. You can either have your number plate in plastic or metal.
When fitting the metal number plates one should use the 5.0-6.0mm pan-head steel screws. They might come with holes or no holes. During the installation, you should use nylon or fiber washers between the screw and the number plate surface You must care for your new metallic plates by using a soft cloth and soap. Avoid using solvents at any cost.
In-case your number plate comes without holes it is advised to display the number plate in a frame. If having the plates in a frame is not your thing then these guidelines should explain how to drill the right way and have the plates mounted on the car the best way possible.
First of all, safety is a critical element when installing plates. Drilling holes should be done by an experienced person. Please make sure that the holes are larger than the screws by about 0.35mm to 1.35mm. Place the plate facing down on a flat surface preferably timber and it should be bigger than the plate. Keep the drill under stable downward pressure while using the ‘W’ drill bit. It is recommended that the drill bit should be new or slightly used. This is to avoid damaging the number plate.it is not advised to drill from the front side of the plate.
Once you are done drilling the holes it’s now time to mount the registration number by using the 5.0mm to 6.0mm screws. Be careful not to over-tighten the screws because this will lead to the damage of both the front and back of the number plate.
For motor vehicles with bike racks and does not meet the visibility requirement for number plates. Clients are required to order a bike rack number plate. For those with more than two cars and use them to carry the bikes you will need to have a bike rack plate for all the cars. It is important to know that the number displayed on the bike rack number plate must be the same as the car’s registration plate.
Most people with exotic or extremely expensive cars are more likely not to drill holes on their cars. You might come across such cars. Clients who choose no to mount the plates to the car are mandated to place the number plates at home. In a situation where the client is unable to keep the number plates at home, Access Canberra offers storage facilities to keep the plates for a minimum of two months and a maximum period of five years.
If by any chance the client does not reach out to Access Canberra to place the registration plates in storage and pay the required fee, he or she might lose the rights to the plate number.
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