How to Install License Plates

by Editorial Team

Remain calm. You can do this, and it shouldn't take much longer than screwing in a lightbulb.

Step 1

Start at the back of the car. Crouch down at the center of the bumper.

Step 2

Unscrew the old license plate, if any. There should be two screws along the plate's top edge. You'll need either a flat-head or a Phillips screwdriver.

Step 3

Set the screws where you won't lose them.

Step 4

Remove the license plate frame, if you have one, and set it aside.

Step 5

Hold the new plate up to the bumper, aligning the holes in the plate with those on the bumper.

Step 6

Place the frame, if any, over the plate.

Step 7

Screw in the two screws tightly.

Step 8

Tug on the plate to make sure it's on firmly.

Step 9

Repeat with the front bumper.

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