MOTORISTS in Huddersfield are being asked to protect their car’s identity from plate thieves.

Polar Ford, on St Andrews Road, has teamed up with West Yorkshire Police to alert them to the increase in plate thefts and are offering free fitting of anti-tamper number plate screws later this month.

Fitting the screws will also help prevent crimes such as petrol station drive-offs and speeding ticket evasion.

Stolen number plates are used by criminals to falsely identify vehicles so they can be used in crimes such as fuel thefts, insurance avoidance and even burglaries.

Anyone interested should visit Polar Ford next Wednesday, February 6.

For more details, contact 01484 429675.