Honda Accord Hubcaps Troubleshooting
Honda Accord hubcaps should fit perfectly onto your rims. If they are a little misaligned, you feel that they look a little off, or you notice noise that shouldn't be there, something must be wrong-whether in the installation or in the hubcaps themselves. Here's how to diagnose some common problems with Honda Accord hubcaps:
Misaligned and wobbling hubcaps
First of all, driving a car with misaligned and wobbling hubcaps can pose danger to the people around you as they may fall off of the wheel and hit another car, a pedestrian, or a structure. Solve this problem right away by removing the hubcap(s) in question and refitting it back onto the wheels. The hubcaps should be mounted firmly onto the rims with the perimeter in full contact all around the steel wheel. Once installed, make sure that the hubcaps don't move when you shake them off. If they did, retighten them until you can no longer shake them off.
Noise from new hubcaps
Wrongly installed or broken hubcaps are most likely the causes of the noise. Determine which hubcap(s) is creating the noise. You will easily spot it. Check each hubcap if they are securely fastened. Loose hubcaps may break eventually or fall off of the wheel. Tighten any loose hubcaps with the right lug wrench, just enough so that it will not crack. Take your vehicle for a test drive and see if the noise is gone. Take note that each year model of Honda Accords may have different hubcaps sizes so check if you have bought ill-fitted hubcaps. If that's the case, you may have to ditch your hubcaps and buy a correct set.
Hubcaps easily get loose
The easiest and most sensible way to solve this problem is to grab a lug wrench and tighten the hubcaps. But if you have tightened your hubcaps repeatedly, but they easily get loose, you may have to use retainer clips or cable ties that will hold the hubcaps tightly in place-that cable ties used by policemen instead of handcuffs. Cable ties might not be the most aesthetically pleasing solution, but they will get the job done. Just cut the excess cable with a pair of scissors.