License Plate Bracket: Best Retail Site 2017

License Plate Bracket: Best Retail Site

You need a license plate bracket to hold your plate to your vehicle and you’re not sure where to go to buy it.  You have come to the right place because I am going to give you my opinion of the best places to buy on the internet so that you can make the right buying decision.


license plate bracket blackWhat is a license plate bracket?  Basically they hold your state-mandated license plate to your vehicle whether it’s a car, a motorcycle, a truck, trailer or anything else.  They come in many styles and sizes for the front and the rear of your vehicle.  Many times the rear of the vehicle already comes with a bracket from the factory and you may only need a front bracket.  On the other hand, there are many specialty brackets to do no-hole installations, or designed specifically for your vehicle, or to add a little bling.  Brackets are generally not the same as a license plate frame or holder but, sometimes a holder can also mount the license to your vehicle.

Our research looked for three things in a bracket online seller: selection, site reputation, and price.  Selection because usually with a large selection, you get the bracket you need for the price you want.  Site reputation because some sites are just not credible and we cannot recommend buying from them.  Price is an important factor but, we placed it last because a good bracket needs to last for a long time and endure many years of harsh environments, high vibration, and usually a little bit of abuse from the car wash.  You don’t want to lose your license plate because of a cheap bracket!  So paying the lowest price may not be your best choice but, it is definitely a consideration.  The good news is that except for highly specialized brackets, the prices are reasonable.

License Plate Bracket Price Comparison

Amazon.com

License Plate Bracket Amazon Logo

You might expect to see this one in the list because they have a huge selection due to their vendor program, have one of the highest site reputations, and it’s easy to shop around to find the best Amazon price.  Remember though, the best Amazon price is not necessarily the best price.  Amazon is a great place to do research but, leave open the possibility that you may buy someplace else.  If price is your main consideration, then it’s not necessarily the best thing to take the easy route and order from Amazon…but, I’m sure we’ve all done it!

Just a casual search reveals that Amazon lists around 3000 items not all of which are brackets of course.  But, that is definitely the largest selection you will find.

Let’s pick a popular license plate bracket on Amazon and compare prices.  I picked a popular Jeep bracket called COMMANDER CHEROKEE FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET MOPAR OE.  The cheapest price at Amazon is from Steve White motors.  Remember to take into account shipping when purchasing because it can make a big difference in the total price.  Steve White motors is selling this bracket for $22.95 + $6.12 Shipping and Handling for a total price of $29.07.  Okay now let’s shop around.

QuirkParts.com License Plate Bracket

This is a reputable parts dealer inQuirkParts Logo Bracket License Plate the New England area who has an Ebay Store and also sells on Amazon.com.  Interestingly, the price on their EBay store site is cheaper and shipping is cheaper than on Amazon.  You can get this part at QuirkParts.com for $22.00 + $4.80 shipping and handling for a total of $26.80.

See License Plate Brackets At QuirkParts.com

AutoPartsWarehouse.com

AutoPartsWarehouse Bracket License Plate LogoThis is one of the largest OEM and other parts sellers on the internet.  This turned out to be an expensive find.  For what appears to be the same part the price is $43.28 + $6.97 shipping and handling for a total of $50.25.  Their brackets appear to come with a 5 year replacement warranty, even if it’s damaged in an accident.  They will replace it with a new part.  Even with the warranty, AutoPartsWarehouse.com seems like an expensive option.

JCWhitney.com

For those of us who have lived in the Midwest, the name JC Whitney is synonymous with car parts and accessories.  At one time, when I lived in JCWhitney Bracket License Plate LgoIndiana, it seemed to be the only parts store I knew.  Back then, it was all about the catalogs.  Now it’s all about the internet.  JC Whitney carries a large supply of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts and they have the bracket I’m looking for.  The price is $41.07 + Free Shipping for a total of $41.07.  This is still much higher than QuirkParts.com.









DriveWire.com

This is one of those online stores that makes it difficult to find out where the company is located.  In fact, I couldn’t find the location anywhere on the site including in the Privacy Policy. They don’t appear to post a Terms and DriveWire Bracket License Plate LogoConditions.  I think I found them on Yelp located in Irvine, CA.   I don’t usually use sites that don’t give any sort of address at all.  Anyway, they claim to have delivered over 2 million parts which would make them a large reseller.  I found the part on DriveWire.com and the price is $33.45 + $7.93 shipping for a total of $41.38.  They offer a price matching guarantee so I contacted “Rich” from DriveWire.com on their livechat and asked him if they would match the QuirkParts.com Ebay store price.  I gave them the OEM part number and my zip code and the link to the QuirkParts.com entry.  It took several minutes before he came back with an answer. The answer was that it looked like I found a really good price and that I should take advantage of it.  They would not be able to match the price.  I appreciated the time they took to research and that they gave me a straight answer but, ultimately their price match guarantee seems to have some holes.

Both QuirkParts on Amazon and on their EBay Store site were the cheapest for this OEM part.  If you like to keep track of all of your purchases on Amazon and like the benefit of knowing Amazon will assist you with problems, then Amazon is could be a better choice.  Personally, I like doing business with the seller directly and EBay has its own buyer protection so I would choose to buy from QuirkParts.com directly.

See License Plate Brackets At QuirkParts.com

I recommend for OEM parts you use Amazon.com, JCWhitney.com, or QuirkParts.com.  I usually go to Amazon first and then go to the other sites to compare prices.

If you’re looking for an aftermarket accessory bracket, your options are expanded.  I recommend in addition to the ones above, you also consider AutoZone.com, AdvanceAutoParts.com, AutoPartsWarehouse.com, and EBay Stores.

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Comments
  1. lanstothebeach

    I like the comparison. It really opens my eyes to the possibility of using something besides Amazon. I never even new about quirkparts.com . It seems like a great place to buy auto parts besides a license plate bracket. Thanks for the info!

  2. Ed Warten

    I can see your logic but, I still tend to use Amazon. It looks like it was quite a bit of work to save not many dollars but, I guess it was just an example. I was surprised at how much difference there was in the pricing between autopartswarehouse and amazon. Great info though.

  3. mma odds

    Hello , you are awsome writer, i love licenseplatebracketcentral.com

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