One of my plates was super mangled in a fairly mild rear-end accident that happened like 5 years ago.
I know that when you go to the DMV to replace your plates, you have to surrender the damaged plates. does this mean that they will issue me entirely new plates? or make me a new one of the current plate # I have?
As strange as it sounds, the plate # I have on my car right now is actually quite sentimental to me, and I'd like to keep it if possible. That being said, in CA we need to run a front plate, and a mangled front plate just looks like crap.
Any info is greatly appreciated!