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Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by GAZZUZZ(m): 5:58pm On Jan 20
A couple of times i have gone to do vehicle purchase inspections and seen cars with boldly written plate numbers on all glasses , car accessories like headlamps and body chromes , handles rear lights etc, even seen them on the interior accessories too. Vehicles that have their plates engraved to the body parts are actually less likely to be vandalized or stolen .

Most times i see a fantastic ride with all systems GO, but sadly because of the plate number engraved to the vehicle , the client is not interested in it. Reason being,

1. Most people want to pose with their newly acquired vehicles as freshly registered foreign used cars, different plates engraved on the car will defeat that aim.

2. The number of document they would have to be presented at a check point will include proof of legal purchase from previous owner plus all documents for present ownership. Making police checks longer then usual.

3. The cost of replacing all the engraved parts , if they do intend buying the vehicle and removing all traces of the previous plates.


In general the 2nd hand value of a car drops drastically when car is engraved.


SOLUTION. instead of engraving the plate numbers which are not a permanent feature of the vehicle , the vehicle VIN vehicle identification Number aka chassis Number should be engraved .

The VIN is a permanent feature that will always remain with vehicle, and can be easily blacklisted on the internet or in licensing authority if vehicle is stolen .


The VIN should be engraved and not the plates on a vehicle .

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by budaatum: 6:03pm On Jan 20
buda is educated, thanks.

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by dawnomike(m): 6:16pm On Jan 20
Your suggestion makes a whole lot of sense...

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by IbnBattuta1960: 6:16pm On Jan 20
Learnt one cool thing from op today.

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by Martini101(m): 6:59pm On Jan 20
A very good one.

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by aAK1(m): 7:05pm On Jan 20
Nice one

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by SensualMan1(m): 7:07pm On Jan 20
I agree with you my boy.

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by Gaddafi1: 7:10pm On Jan 20
You are on point but It is VIN not plate number.
Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by Pochettino(f): 8:50pm On Jan 20
So I should engrave my NIN on my legs? This OP is not serious. Rubbish.

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by ITbomb(m): 8:56pm On Jan 20
No
Gaddafi1:
You are on point but It is VIN not plate number.

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by SeunOSEWApenis(f): 10:11pm On Jan 20
Very true

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by oluwemimo35349: 10:13pm On Jan 20
Learnt one cool thing from op today.

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by Shellsploit: 12:41am On Jan 21
Lalasticlala sef!

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by greggng: 12:52am On Jan 21
GAZZUZZ:
A couple of times i have gone to do vehicle purchase inspections and seen cars with boldly written plate numbers on all glasses , car accessories like headlamps and body chromes , handles rear lights etc, even seen them on the interior accessories too. Vehicles that have their plates engraved to the body parts are actually less likely to be vandalized or stolen .

Most times i see a fantastic ride with all systems GO, but sadly because of the plate number engraved to the vehicle , the client is not interested in it. Reason being,

1. Most people want to pose with their newly acquired vehicles as freshly registered foreign used cars, different plates engraved on the car will defeat that aim.

2. The number of document they would have to be presented at a check point will include proof of legal purchase from previous owner plus all documents for present ownership. Making police checks longer then usual.

3. The cost of replacing all the engraved parts , if they do intend buying the vehicle and removing all traces of the previous plates.


In general the 2nd hand value of a car drops drastically when car is engraved.


SOLUTION. instead of engraving the plate numbers which are not a permanent feature of the vehicle , the vehicle VIN vehicle identification Number aka chassis Number should be engraved .

The VIN is a permanent feature that will always remain with vehicle, and can be easily blacklisted on the internet or in licensing authority if vehicle is stolen .


The VIN should be engraved and not the plates on a vehicle .


Gazzuz I had an ugly experience regarding this issue .The car I bought was engraved with wrong plate number . I am still battling with the matter ...The owner just fixed a plate number meant for his former car without proper documentation ...he went ahead and engraved same number on the car...when you check the plate number on the data base...it will turn out a different car ,different chassis number

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by GIANTPLUSHUB: 2:50am On Jan 21
Wise words
Noted.

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by ekaette1621: 3:06am On Jan 21
Me that even wrote mine on my car's carpet nko?
Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by Lincoln275(m): 5:54am On Jan 21
Thanks
Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by southniyikaye(m): 5:56am On Jan 21
I think that is old school, I hardly see such these days

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by BlackLondon: 5:56am On Jan 21
Ok
Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by Wassapviews: 5:56am On Jan 21
Oh.. Good to know
Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by JOACHINpedro: 5:57am On Jan 21
Thanks for this
Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by KLand(m): 6:07am On Jan 21
Very helpful. Thanks for posting.
Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by Sylvaxxl1(m): 6:07am On Jan 21
Pochettino:
So I should engrave my NIN on my legs? This OP is not serious. Rubbish.
I know you're more intelligent than this, please read again and comprehend

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by Oyiboman69: 6:09am On Jan 21
Okk
Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by xcesspaschal(m): 6:10am On Jan 21
Advice for car owners are only
Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by Mitsurugi(m): 6:10am On Jan 21
southniyikaye:
I think that is old school, I hardly see such these days

Thought it was... till they moved the two side mirrors of my Toyota Avalon. Even after engraving they tried again but when they saw the inscribed numbers they left the mirror on the floor beside the car undecided

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by ttshems(m): 6:14am On Jan 21
a perfect option

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by zedman1(m): 6:15am On Jan 21
Gaddafi1:
You are on point but It is VIN not plate number.
I thought he said you could engrave the VIN but not the number plate. Aren't these two numbers two different means of identifying a vehicle?

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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by Onlinealaba(m): 6:18am On Jan 21
Insightful , now we know
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Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by TANID(m): 6:19am On Jan 21
Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by rukyboy(m): 6:21am On Jan 21
Ok
Re: Stop Engraving Your Plate Numbers On Vehicle by Skyfornia(m): 6:23am On Jan 21
Too many things about owning a car....I cannot own a car in peace? Oluwa help your children.

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