Looking for a new wheel cover or hubcap set can be a confusing process, especially with all the brands that are competing for your attention. We decided to make this process easier by comparing the products of URO Parts and CCI on our own cars. Here's what we found out:
Price and product range
One of the biggest reasons why buyers don't go to their OEM for replacement parts is because of the price. Paying 60 USD or more for a car component that can fall off after a hitting a bump on the road can take its toll on people's budgets. At the same time, consumers also need to look for a brand with a product range that's big enough to have what they need. After all, saving 50 USD won't matter to you, if you spent 30 USD on a product that you can't use.
We compared the prices of the CCI and URO Parts products by searching online and making a few phone calls to our local auto shops. We found that the prices were definitely cheaper online and that at their lowest prices, the URO parts wheel caps were cheaper than the CCI hubcaps by several dollars. But, we also saw that there were only four items listed under the URO Parts brand and that they were only for European-made vehicles. Meanwhile we're happy to note that CCI has more than 300 products in their inventory.
Appearance and quality
Changing your wheel covers can be an easy and relatively inexpensive way of changing your vehicle's appearance. Yet, the results are often quite dramatic. While wheel covers can look good from a distance, examining them up close also gave us a chance to see how much attention to quality the two brands put into their products.
When we looked at CCI's hubcaps up close, we were slightly disappointed by how shiny their lug nuts looked. Their chrome appearance really stood out from the texture of the rest of the wheel cover. Otherwise, the covers we purchased look just like the stock covers. In the meantime, the URO Parts wheel covers that we got looks shiny and simple, which our fellow European auto enthusiasts are sure to appreciate.
Installation, fit, and longevity
We want wheel covers that easy to install and they should stay on our cars for as long as possible. We were glad to find that both products went on quite quickly and that they fit like a glove.
While a well-meaning mechanic friend discouraged us from purchasing the CCI hubcaps because their clips can break off, we're glad to say that our wheel covers are still on. The URO Parts products are still on our other vehicle as well. Only time will tell how long they'll actually stay on, but we're pleased to note that the brand is offering a two-year limited warranty with their wheel covers so we have some reassurance in case anything goes wrong.
WINNER:CCI and URO Parts
If you've got a European-made auto, then we think that you'd be delighted with the URO Parts wheel covers because of their elegant design. However, if you've got a vehicle that's made locally or in Asia, then you'd like the affordability and wide range of the CCI wheel covers.