Every driver knows the importance of having a license plate, and keeping them installed in your vehicle. Whether your ride is as grand as the Mercedes Benz ML430 or as simple as an unbranded motorcycle, you should always ensure that your license plate is intact. It is like your vehicle's identification number that must be shown at all times. Thanks to the license plate bracket that keeps it in place. However, there are some instances wherein the bracket tends to break, making your license plate prone to falling off. Before you totally lose your plate, here are some tips on how to troubleshoot your Mercedes Benz ML430 license plate bracket problems:
So you are about to ride your car when you noticed that your license plate bracket is bent. Well, maybe you can recall if you bump your front bumper into a wall or another vehicle. Since the bracket is in the forefront of your vehicle, it is inevitable that it will crack or break sometime soon. When this happens, it could put your license plate at risk of falling off or getting lost. A quick fix could be tapping the bended metal with a small mallet until it straightens out. But if hammering won't work, then you need to replace it immediately with a new one.
You would know if your license plate bracket has loose or missing bolts if you hear a flapping sound coming from the front end of your car, especially when you drive over rough terrain or humps. Check your license plate bracket regularly and check if its bolts are still complete and in good condition. Worn-out and rusted bolts are prone to becoming loose since they are no longer in good shape. It is best to replace them immediately before your plate gets lost forever.
Some license plate brackets are universal-fit, but some are not. The size of the license plate sometimes depends on your state or country. So if your license plate doesn't seem to fit in your bracket, don't cut it. There will always be a bracket where your vehicle's plate will perfectly fit.