Are there special screws for license plates?

Are there special screws for license plates?

PLATE SCREWS PREVENT THEFT: License plate theft can be a major headache, as your plate can be used to commit a crime, Tamper Resistant Licence Plate Kit, Specially designed to prevent license plate theft.

What size bolts hold a license plate?

The standard license plate screw size for many vehicles is 1/4-14-3/4-inch self-tapping screws that especially fit vehicles with plastic or nylon screw retainers.

Are all license plate bolts the same?

There are two different types of license plate screws: those that use metric measurements and those that use standard measurements. Vehicles manufactured in the United States use the imperial system of measurement for their sheet metal screws measuring their screw dimensions in inches or gauges.

What size are most license plate screws?


Screw Type Diameter Material
Chevrolet Vehicles 6-32 x 1/2″ Stainless Steel screws
Honda 3x5mm x 3x5mm Stainless steel screws
Toyota M4 x 7mm Stainless steel screws
Nissan Vehicles 10mm x 1.25mm Stainless steel

What does M6 mean in screws?

metric 6 mm screw
M6 refers to a metric 6 mm screw. The outside diameter of the threads is 6 mm. The standard metric rack screw is actually an M6 x 0.1 mm. The number 0.1 mm refers to 0.1 threads per millimeter. You can identify an M6 screw by measuring the diameter at slightly more than 7/32″ (0.228″).

Who can remove anti theft screws?

police officers
Anti-theft screws are a special type of ‘one way’ screw which when used to attach your registration plate to your vehicle, can only be removed with a specially designed tool. This special removal tool is not sold to members of the public and can only be used by police officers.

Which bolt is bigger M6 or M8?

The size of a metric screw or bolt is specified as diameter, pitch and length, in millimeters (millimeters is abbreviated “mm”). For nuts, size will appear as diameter and pitch….Table 3.

Metric Closest Inch
M6-1.0 1/4-28 (Larger)
M7-1.0 1/4-28 (Smaller)
M8-1.25 5/16-18 (Smaller)
M10-1.5 3/8-16 (Smaller)

How do anti-theft license plate screws work?

Prevent license plate theft with tamper proof license plate screw caps made in Germany from precision machined stainless steel. Patented design works with existing vehicle screws by encapsulating them within a stainless steel cap to deter thieves and keep your plate secure.

What is the best security screw?

Bryce tightly controls the bits to their unique anti theft variety of fasteners. So, there is no concern that someone is going to buy one of their bits at a hardware store or online somewhere. So what is the best security screw you can buy? The Bryce Fastener Key Rex currently reigns supreme.

How do anti theft license plate screws work?

What does M stand for in bolts?

The letter ‘M’ indicates that this bolt uses a metric thread. The number ‘8’ refers to the nominal diameter of the bolt shaft in millimeters. The number 1.0 is the thread pitch of the bolt, which is the distance between threads, in millimeters. And the final figure, 20, is the length in millimeters.