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Old 09-04-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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I just bought a car. The dealership did the registration for me and sent me the car plate. I was expecting 2 but received only 1.

I see most cars on the road with 2 car plates (one at the back and one in front). So is it standard practice to have 2 plates?

I am trying to get through to the dealership to ask them about it. In the meantime, I would like to find out if there a place to make a duplicate car plate? How long does it take?

Thanks.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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Yes 2 plates are standard for SA
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:48 AM
 
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I would assume 2 plates, but does your front bumper have holes or notches in it to attach a front plate?
Some higher end or more expensive models don't have pre-drilled holes for the front plate.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:50 AM
 
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Texas requires 2. $200 fine.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:52 AM
 
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Opps. So why did the dealership send me just one?
I do have holes in front. I bought it at CarMax.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:02 AM
 
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Opps. So why did the dealership send me just one?
I do have holes in front. I bought it at CarMax.
Have no idea why a dealer would only give you one plate. Let them know and I'm sure they'll send you a second. Or go back to them and have them install them for you.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:06 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Go back to CarMax and tell them to get you the other plate. Period. As noted above, two plates are REQUIRED in Texas.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Call Carmax and see if they forgot or if they even have the second. They are great for the most part, but things can slip by at anytime. FWIW, though, I didn't have the front plate on my Jetta for a good year and half and drove on the westside right in front of police officers almost daily and never got a ticket.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:08 AM
 
Location: 78250
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I bought my car in CA and only had the back license plate on it, no front, no holes there either, Canadian manufactured Honda...registered my car here in TX when we moved and got 2 license plates.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:13 AM
 
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I would certainly at least call them up and find out what happened to the other license place. As far as I know, Texas doesn't make just one plate, they're always in sets of two.
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