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where do my new plates come from??

Posted by bunny-189601 - Created: 14 years ago
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Posted by bunny-189601 - 14 years ago

how bizzare! You mean that the garage makes up the plates on the spot? Do they have something like a pressing machine that they use?

I'm a little less in the dark, but not quite out of the forest yet - any further replys most appreciated!

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Posted by belamica-188434 - 14 years ago


When we got our carte grise we went afterwards to the large Intermarché in Menton where they also have key copying service, they did the plates for us, but as previously mentioned, check prices, print, color, and size when you order.  Order filling time was really quick - we did our shopping in the meantime!


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Posted by dexter-189875 - 14 years ago

We bought ours from "Feu Vert", the car accessory people (next to Carrefour at Trans) but be careful when looking at the price because they charge separately for each number plate! They don't come as a set! Consequently, we thought it was cheap until they gave us the bill and it was double what we thought. Also there are two types: the cheaper basic model and a more expensive model. Of course they did not have two plates in the cheap one and did not tell us until they had fixed the plates on the car, so we got stung for the more expensive.The back plate will also be a different colour from the front (think it's so that the back one is luminous)hope this helps

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Posted by Andy G-190935 - 14 years ago

Hi Bunny

You need go either to a garage or somewhere like Norauto or even your local Carrefour if it has a car service centre. You just go with your car and your new 'carte gris' and get them to fit your new plates. They can normally do it while you wait and it doesn't cost very much. Don't panic if you don't speak French, just give them the carte gris and then point at your existing number plates and they should get the message.

Good luck