Constant Headaches Caused by a Ford Explorer License Plate Bracket
Sometimes, you would just feel that the things around you are tasked to eventually become complicated; even your Ford Explorer license plate bracket, which you assumed would cause you no problem, finds a way to give you a headache. And, it doesn't stop there; the headache grows even more painful as problems go on top of one another. In a bid to guide you away from these headaches, we listed the answers to some common problems experienced with a license plate bracket.
The first problem your license plate bracket gives you is it being loose. A loose plate would scratch the paint and coating of the metal under it and your car's bumpers. The license plate is bound to loosen up because of old age and the constant shakes it experiences. The ideal way to solve this is to do a retightening job every time you feel that your car's plate shakes a little too much; looking at it every six to seven months would be great. Also, a lot of car owners take another step to solve this problem by using double-sided tape or adhesives on the back of the license plate.
Finding the right screws
A bigger problem would be if you see that your license plate is loose because you have the wrong screws for it.
How the bracket is bolted on differs across car models and vehicle types. Some dealers use plastic bolts, others use metal hooks; there are also zip ties and rivets sold in the market. However, you cannot just choose whatever bolt you want for your car. A wrong screw may not be able to hold the license plate assembly tightly in place, causing it to shake; it can also hold the plate too tightly, damaging the body of your car.
Perhaps the biggest headache you can get is having unaligned holes. Imagine buying a new plate and halfway into the installation, the holes are centimeters away from one another-definitely worth getting pissed off about. This usually means that the mount is slightly tilted, causing its holes to miss the holes of the plate. If you tilted the mount but the holes still do not align, the plate may have been altered or wrongly made.