How do I put a front license plate on a Tesla Model 3?

I live in New Jersey and I got a ticket for not having a front license plate on my Tesla Model 3. It’s a pricey ticket and I don’t want another one, so I need to put on a front plate. What’s the easiest way to put a front license plate on a Tesla Model 3?

Answer
New Jersey is one of the 31 states that require front license plates, so you’re lucky this is the first time you’ve gotten a ticket. Since license plate tickets range from $100 to $200, I understand why you wouldn’t want another!
To avoid damaging your Tesla Model 3, the easiest way to put a front license plate on is with a grill license plate mount. These mounts attach directly to your grill with a bracket, hook, or lever. Some brands you can check out are:
  • Slipstream
  • Quick Bandit
  • SnapPlate
To install a grill mount, you’ll need to:
  1. Purchase the correct mounting kit for your Model 3.
  2. Attach your front license plate to the mount. Your license plate will have two to four holes on the top and bottom. Line the holes up with the screws on the plate mount and use the included nuts or bolts to secure it.
  3. Once the plate is attached, you’ll need to attach the mount to your grill. Usually, this means pushing the mount into the grill and then latching or securing it into place, depending on the type of mount you purchase.
Since grill mounts are the easiest to install, you shouldn’t need a professional. That said, if you’re nervous about damaging your car, you can always take it to a Tesla service center or request mobile service. A certified technician can assist with attaching the front license plate.
Apart from having two license plates, New Jersey also requires that all drivers have proof of insurance. To ensure you have the best car insurance coverage for your Tesla, consider using the Jerry app.
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Jan 10, 2022
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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