By John Pedler
Published: Monday, September 4, 2023
Thieves steal number plates and attach them to other vehicles to commit petrol station drive-offs, break-ins and other crimes.
With a basic screwdriver, it only takes a couple of minutes for a crook to remove your plates and be on their way.
It’s not just the cost of replacement – your car can’t be driven, or even parked in the street, until the new plates are fitted.
With the help of our partners SA Police and Neighbourhood Watch, RAA offers a free service, which includes a set of anti-theft number plate screws and installation.
These screws can only be removed by a mechanic using a special tool.
Find out more about anti-theft number plate screws in our video and contact RAA Car Advice on 8202 4689 for your nearest fitting depot.