The door seal kick plate is a protective plate or strip, that sits on the door threshold/sill. Its visible when the door is open and is there to protect the paintwork/bodywork when getting in/out of the car.
Car door seal kick plates come in a variety of styles, materials, designs and finishes and will be specific to the make and model of your car. Popular materials for door seal kick plates are brushed, polished and satin stainless steel, aluminium, chrome and plastic.
The door seal kick plate helps to prevent scuffs, marks, dents and scratches from accidental kicks and knocks when getting in and out of the vehicle.
Usual reason for replacement of the door seal kick plate is general wear and tear and to smarten up the interior of the car. Buying a door seal kick plate will ensure you get the perfect part for the make and model of your vehicle.