How to Buy a Good Quality License Plate Light

Whether you are replacing a license plate light, or adding one to your vehicle to be sure that your license plate is visible in all sorts of weather, buying a good quality license plate light can be simple. Cops love to run your license plate number, so being sure you have the light on helps you stay legal without them needing to pull you over because they aren’t able to read the numbers on your license plate.

The license plate light is a part that is likely to get hit hard by rocks and other road debris, making it more susceptible to damage than many other vehicle parts that are more effectively protected.

Here are some tips to ensure you have the best license plate lights:

  • Lens material: Automotive license plate lights are generally made of transparent plastic materials and offer a lightweight option instead of going with a more expensive (and potentially dangerous) glass lens. While you won’t generally find glass license plate light lenses, some older vehicles may have them. These in particular are vulnerable to road debris, and leave a sharp reminder behind if they are broken or damaged in a collision.

  • Lens color: You can mix and match different colors of license plate lenses to add some style and interest to your ride.

  • Lens shape: License plate lights generally contain a lens that is either flat or convex. The convex lenses allow the light to permeate just a bit more effectively than the flat lens, but both are effective.

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Jim

33 years of experience
185 reviews
Jim
33 years of experience
Toyota Corolla L4-1.8L - License Plate Light - Dublin, California
Jim was great with the car. He quickly identified the issue and proposed the solution. He showed great expertise in providing valuable feedback to some of my questions as well. I would recommend Jim any day for auto services.

Darnell

19 years of experience
21 reviews
Darnell
19 years of experience
Volkswagen GTI L4-2.0L Turbo - License Plate Light - Los Angeles, California
Darnell did fantastic work on my VW GTI and treated it like it was his own car. Highest recommendation!

Riley

41 years of experience
18 reviews
Riley
41 years of experience
Subaru Forester H4-2.5L - License Plate Light - Washington, District of Columbia
He was very kind and professional - quickly diagnosed the problems with our car and repaired them. I would highly recommend Riley for your car repair needs.

Ramon

20 years of experience
166 reviews
Ramon
20 years of experience
Chevrolet Impala V6-3.8L - License Plate Light - Tucson, Arizona
Ramon is very professional and personable. He took the time to explain how the window regulator works and why mine needed to be replaced. Found and repaired a couple of other issues I had with my car as well. Thanks to Ramon my first experience with "Your Mechanic" was a good one and I will definitely use your business again.

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