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Prevent License Plate Theft

Updated: Nov. 27, 2018

Use special screws to prevent plate removal

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Prevent license plate theft by using special screws that require a special security wrench to remove. They're inexpensive and take only minutes to install.

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Prevent license plate theft

Install license plate security screws

Use a special wrench to install the security screws.

Close-up of license plate security screws

Keep the security wrench in a safe place so you can remove the screws to change plates.

When gas prices are high (and don’t fool yourself—they will be again!), nasty people have been known to steal someone else’s license plates, fill their own cars with gas, drive off without paying and let the gas station cameras capture the stolen license plate number. Install a set of license plate security screws to stop the crooks before they get their sticky fingers on your plates. The screws are cheap, easy to install and available in a style to fit your vehicle. The kits come with a security wrench; keep it in a safe place so you can change plates when they expire.

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