License Plate Frames and What to Do With Them

February 24th, 2017
license plate frames

License plates frames can be annoying and unsightly.

When you have a brand new car or used car, you are probably dealing with unsightly license plate frames advertising the business that you purchased from (or that the previous owner was a “Princess”). If you want to get rid of the license plate frames on your car once and for all, here are some simple steps to doing so.

Check the Law

Different states and municipalities have different laws governing license plate frames. In some areas, they are illegal if they block any part of the plate, including registration stickers. In some states, license plate frames are legal but license plate covers are not, even if they are clear and simply adding extra protection. Before you get started on removing or replacing your license plate frames, make sure you research the legal aspects.

Gather Your Supplies

Purchase 2-4 nylon plugs (black or white), 1 package of color touch-up paint to match the color of your car, a piece of scrap wood, liquid nails, an electric drill with a 5/16” drill bit, and a razor blade or knife.

Get the Job Done

Follow the following quick steps to remove your license plate frames:

  1. If your bracket is attached with screws or bolts, use the appropriate screwdriver or socket wrench to get them off and remove the bracket.
  2. If your bracket is attached with a rivet, you will need to drill it out using a 1/8” drill bit in the center of the rivet. Once it is pushed all the way through, the rivets will disconnect and you can remove the bracket.
  3. Clean the area with a wet rag.
  4. If you want to repair the holes in your car, widen the holes so that they are 5/16” and big enough to fit the plugs. Bore out the existing hole. Paint the nylon plugs to match the color of your car, using multiple coats and letting them completely dry in between.
  5. Put the nylon plugs in. That’s all!

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How to Install Driving Lights

February 17th, 2017
Driving Lights

Driving lights are a great option for drivers who do a good portion of their driving after the sun sets.

Driving lights are a great option for drivers who do a good portion of their driving once the sun sets. The can improve your peripheral and forward vision and add additional value to your car or truck. Driving lights are extra-powerful lights installed on the front of your car that are wired to turn on when the high beam switch or button is flicked. How can you save some money and install driving lights on your own? Read the rest of this entry »

5 Ways to Customize Your Truck

February 10th, 2017
Custom leather seats

Custom leather seats are one fun way to customize your truck!

When you customize your truck you make it truly and surely yours. While anyone can buy a factory model and leave it as is, if you want your truck to reflect your personality and taste as a truck owner, you definitely have to customize it. Here are five fun ways to show your truck some love. Read the rest of this entry »

Benefits of Backup Cameras for Your Vehicle

February 6th, 2017
Backup cameras

Backup cameras are super helpful!

There are numerous benefits to vehicle backup cameras. They increase the safety of the car and truck for everyone on the road. They are so effective, in fact, that the National Highway Traffic Administration announced that all new cars must be made with backup cameras by May 2018. This is because it is estimated that over 200 deaths and 15,000 injuries occur every year due to backup crashes. Many of the fatalities involve children younger than five. To learn more about the benefits of vehicle backup cameras, read on. Read the rest of this entry »

Some Basic Useful Equipment for Your Truck

January 30th, 2017
Trailer Hitch

Consider a Trailer Hitch

Consider this a follow up to a post we had from a few weeks ago. Whatever the weather is like, some basic equipment is always good to have. Even if this year’s winter is on track to be the driest in recent memory with almost no snow, it is still good to be prepared. Rain might come more often than snow, but you’ll still want to be ready. Let Trick Trucks & Cars help you get ready with these great services, and some handy tips: Read the rest of this entry »

Pros and Cons of Leasing a Truck

January 20th, 2017
leasing a truck

The perks of leasing a truck.

When it comes time to get a new truck, it can be difficult to decide between buying a truck outright or leasing it. Leasing a truck can be an awesome option for buyers who like switching things up often or who don’t want to deal with an older car. Read on for some of the top pros and cons of leasing a truck. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips For Winterizing Your Truck

January 13th, 2017
truck

Make sure your truck can handle the harshest winter weather.

The harsh and unpredictable winter weather can present many challenges for cars and trucks. While modern vehicles are designed to take on bad weather, there are still some tips and tricks you can use to make sure your vehicle is ready to handle anything. Read on below to learn more about winterizing trucks and cars.   Read the rest of this entry »

How to Remove Snow and Ice from Your Car

January 5th, 2017
Don't let snow get in the way of your commute tomorrow morning!

Don’t let snow get in the way of your commute tomorrow morning!

Maryland is expected to see the first measurable snowfall tonight, and there’s nothing worse than getting ready for work only to discover a windshield that’s buried in snow and ice. If you haven’t already, it’s worth brushing up on your snow removal skills. Driving with snow and ice on your car is not only hazardous, but in some areas there are laws that fine drivers who don’t clear their car. Here are a few valuable tips that can make your morning commute simpler after a little bit of snowfall. Read the rest of this entry »

Is Your Tire Pressure Light On? It Might Be The Cold Weather

December 21st, 2016
Winter weather can cause your tire pressure to fall below recommended levels.

Winter weather can cause your tire pressure to fall below recommended levels.

Has your tire pressure monitor light gone off recently? All vehicles sold in the United States as of 2007 feature this bright yellow indicator light. As today’s the first day of winter, it wouldn’t be unusual if your tire pressure monitor light triggered this morning. That’s because your car is telling you that your tires need more air to handle the chilly cold weather this time of year. Here’s what’s happening. Read the rest of this entry »

6 Ways to Decorate Your Vehicle for Christmas

December 16th, 2016
Is your truck outfitted for the winter holiday?

Is your truck outfitted for the winter holiday?

Christmas time is here, if you couldn’t tell from the abundance of chocolate and peppermint in the grocery store, the holiday tunes playing wherever you go, and the decorations outside of homes. Decorating doesn’t have to stop at the front porch, though! Here are some fun ideas for decorating your vehicle for Christmas. Read the rest of this entry »