License plate frames are one of those items on your car that you likely overlook. That is, they are easy to overlook until you no longer have one on a vehicle. Modern day license plates are much thinner than their counterparts from the past. For this reason, the plates -- particularly those on the front of the bumper -- tend to get bent easily. In some states, you are financially responsible for purchasing any replacement plates for those that get damaged, so this can be a major concern.