The 10 Best License Plate Frames

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in June of 2016. Why drive around with a boring license plate on the front and rear of your car, truck, or SUV? Try one of these imaginative frames, which will add a touch of style and personality to your vehicle. They're available in a wide range of designs and fashions to satisfy the taste of just about any motorist. You'll need to check your local regulations to ensure that they're road-approved, though. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best license plate frame on Amazon.

10. Carfond Luxury Crystal

9. Chroma Jeep Grill

8. Custom Frames Chrome Chameleon

7. Product Express Personalized

6. Baron-Jewelry Rescue

5. Airstrike Retro Flower

4. Cruiser Accessories Daisy

3. Rico NFL Chrome

2. Ohuhu Stainless Steel

1. Rightcar Solutions Silicone

Special Honors

FenSens Wireless You can have all the functionality of a backup camera, but without any complicated installation, thanks to the FenSens Wireless. A 1080p camera is built right into this frame, and for even greater convenience, it is solar powered, so you never have to remember to charge anything. fensens.com

PlateSafe Locks Black Pearl Kit If you’re worried about license plate theft, you might try this PlateSafe Locks Black Pearl Kit. It arrives with both a rust-proof frame and a set of stainless steel locks, a combo that should help to put your mind at ease. platesafelocks.com

Editor's Notes

August 10, 2019:

While we have looked for frames that should allow an adequate amount of your plate to be visible, keep in mind that laws vary by state — so you’ll want to make sure that the frame you choose meets your local regulations. But to make your search easier, we ultimately decided to remove the Black Metal Shark Teeth and Animal Paws models, because they were simply too obstructive. We also removed the Unbreakable Tint License Plate Shields, since most states forbid full covers of any kind.

For those who seek simplicity, we like the Rightcar Solutions Silicone or the Ohuhu Stainless Steel. These won’t draw a lot of attention but will still provide a sleek appearance. Those who want to turn heads might look at the Airstrike Retro Flower or Custom Frames Chrome Chameleon, both colorful, bright, and cheerful. The latter, however, is not the best for wet, dirty environments; to extend its life, you might wipe it down with a good car drying towel if it's exposed to salt and sludge. And for those who have something to say, there’s the Product Express Personalized, but note that the customization is by way of stickers, not etching, which would probably be more durable.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on August 12, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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