When you want an inexpensive purchase that delivers maximum bling on your automobile, few things provide more brightness and color than license plate frames. Positioned where all eyes fall on them, the humorous and creative styling statements these frames make will provide far more entertainment and visual looks for under $100 than almost any other trim piece you could purchase.
Consider this - if you've got a license plate that already makes a statement, license plate frames provide an excellent finishing touch. Maybe it's personalized with your name or other lettering, an attractive state-authorized image, or insignia denoting a first-responder division or military branch. Colors, brightwork, and other attractive designs available on license plate frames can be a nice complement or contrast for existing plate colors or images.
And if your existing license plate seems rather plain, we're confident one look through our frames section will supply plenty of "decorating" ideas.
License frames can actually save your front license plate from becoming mangled and bent in automated carwashes, because they provide strong reinforcement around corner and perimeter areas. If you've ever had to bend a plate straight again after this has happened, you already know how thin and lightweight they are. Rotary brushes sweeping over them can cause problems - especially on modern vehicles with curved, aerodynamic front bumpers.
With increased use of automated license plate readers in patrol cars, police are more likely to target license plate frames that cover state information printed on top or bottom sections. For this reason, it's wise to check laws in your state. If you're required to display registration tags on bottom license plate corners, look for license plate frames with cutouts in these areas. We've got them in all thicknesses, with and without corner cutouts.
Plastic License Plate Frames
For best value, we've got durable and corrosion-resistant frames made of plastic such as the Autogold Thin 4-Hole Frame (black, chrome, or gold). Moving up to a slightly higher price point, you'll a wider number of metal frames choices with either zinc or stainless steel construction.
Stainless Steel License Plate Frames
If you prefer stainless steel, the AutoGold Wide Body License Frame features a taller shape to provide maximum open space for bottom area plate display. Conversely, their Premier Collection License Frame provides a thicker banner with etched engravings. And Autogold's Plain License Plate Frame features standard dimensions and thickness. There's also the ACC brushed stainless steel License Plate Frame with make and model names etched in a choice of carbon fiber-look or solid colors.
Zinc License Plate Frames
When it comes to zinc construction with chrome plating, we've got OER Chrome License Plate Frames that specialize in classic GM and Mopar model nameplates. Model years will be displayed along the top, with make or model below in period-correct font.
For select Dodge, Ford, and Jeep models, the iPickimage License Plate Frame offers zinc with black finish. Along with vehicle model names, many of the plates have discreet colored racing stripes across one corner.
Carbon Fiber License Plate Frames
For those who prefer the look of carbon fiber, we've got a great selection for you. For best value, Seibon offers 2-hole and 4-hole configurations - plain, with no available logos. Ipickimage offers carbon fiber frames with a range of vehicle designations or flag designs printed on them.
If you're a fan of outdoor sporting activities, you will appreciate some of the highly detailed frames we've got by Cruiser. Made from die-cast zinc then finished with chrome or paint, the Cruiser Golf Club, Fishing Rod & Reel, and Hunting style license plate frames offer ornate detailing and originality you won't see coming and going.
Pink Ribbon License Plate Frames
For those that want to display their support for the fight against cancer, we've got the AutoGold Pink License Plate Frame and Cruiser pink-theme license plate frames as well as pink ribbon screw cover caps that can be used on any frame. Additionally, we've got a huge array of license plate frames available in pink.
Perhaps the best thing about license plate frames is the fact that they're so easily interchangeable using nothing more than a screwdriver. In fact, there aren't many other automotive trim items that can be swapped out as effortlessly. So there's no need to choose only one if you're having trouble deciding! Once you've fitted a license plate frame that truly suits you, we're sure you'll agree it's by far a best bling pick for under $100!