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Hub caps are car wheel accessories that's all about function and style. Hub caps are certainly a must-have for all car owners because aside from protecting your wheels, good quality hub caps give your car that certain elegance and style statement.
Most of the hub caps, center caps and wheel covers in the market today are made from strong plastic to provide your car better-looking but lighter-in-weight hubcaps. Be careful though when choosing hub caps as faded or peeling hub caps can make your car look neglected or abused. Furthermore, sometimes manufacturers mistakenly produce hub caps that are too loose or too tight. Too loose hub caps may fly off while too tight hub caps break or crack the clips on the back side of the hub caps. Purchase your hub caps from suppliers that you really trust and do not be easily fooled by seemingly good deals.
Installation of hub caps must be done with utmost care as hub caps are very sensitive. One hub cap care tip: Never pound on the hub cap as this will break the hub cap clips. Also, remember to always keep your hub caps away from curbs as such contact weakens them.
When driving at night, make sure that all your lighting equipment are in top condition for your safety and protection. Choose only the best headlights and you're ready to go.

Wheel Cover Articles

  • CCI vs. URO Parts: Comparing Their Wheel Covers 22 February 2013

    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.

    WINNER:CCI


    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.

    WINNER:URO Parts


    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


    The verdict

    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.

  • Jazzing up Your Car by Installing Wheel Covers 22 February 2013

    You can get a variety of stylish yet functional accessories for your vehicle-like wheel covers-when you want to jazz up its appearance. These lightweight pieces are also known as hubcaps, and they can come in a variety of shapes, colors, and finishes. Many of them have the logos of automotive makers, and many makers have a specific design for their original equipment covers. Installing a set of these will take about an hour, but you'll need to make sure that it fits perfectly and doesn't fall off easily, so you'd better take your time in doing so.


    Required skill level: Beginner

    Materials needed:

      A set of new wheel covers

      Flat-head screwdriver

      Zip ties (optional)

      Pliers (optional)


    Choosing the right wheel covers

    Inspect your tires and locate a series of numbers and letters on their side wall. The last two numbers of these series are identical to their rim sizes. So, you'll need to buy wheel covers according to these numbers to make sure that they fit perfectly.


    Removing the old wheel cover

    If your vehicle already has wheel covers from the OE manufacturer, you will need to remove them before you can install new ones. Just position yourself beside one of your wheels and then slip a flat-head screwdriver underneath the cover. Push the tool forward and let it loosen the hubcap. Do this again and again until your wheel cover starts to fall off the wheel. Catch the old cover and set it aside for proper storage or disposal.


    Installing the new wheel cover

    Position your new wheel cover against one wheel, and make sure that the tabs on the backside of the cover lines up against the front of the steel wheel. Then, press the hubcap into the wheel so that the tabs snap in place.


    Securing the wheel cover

    If you would like to make sure that your hubcaps don't fall off or get stolen easily, you can use clear zip ties to secure them in place. Just slip a tie through one of your wheel cover's openings, through a cutout in the steel wheel, and then back out to the front. Fasten and pull it tight before cutting the excess parts off with a pair of pliers. Then, attach another tie 180 degrees across the first tie to keep your hubcaps tight.

  • The Automobile Basics: Wheel Cover 13 December 2012

    The installation of wheel cover, which is otherwise known as hubcap or wheel trim, is a fine addition to your car. It can be installed for charming customization in keeping with your own aesthetics and taste. As every change or upgrade you make and afford your car with adds to total customization, your personality will surely shine through and mesh with your car. Melding man and machine into one, your car becomes, in essence, the very extension of your personality. Yet not merely facades for the purposes of decoration, wheel covers also give your car wheels protection as they are disks that cover at least the central portion of your car's wheels. Available in different sizes to match any car make or model, our wheel cover here at CarParts come in as many variants, designs, and colors to fulfill your every customization want and need. Take advantage of our economically priced wheel covers and sport the flashy wheel trims you and your car deserves to roll in and out of the streets. And for wheel trims or whatever car part replacement you might be in need of, you'll be racing back on the road in no time with CarParts. So shop now!

  • Important Facts You Need to Know About Wheel Cover 06 December 2012

    Do you find your car's wheels boring? Why not do something about it and equip the wheels with topnotch wheel covers? A wheel cover is a disc designed to fit onto the wheel hub or the area surrounding it, acting as a decorative component for the wheel.Aftermarket wheel covers often come in various finishes, so you definitely won't run out of choices for your car's wheels. Aside from making the wheels more attractive, wheel covers also protect the lug nuts that attach the wheels to the vehicle.These covers can also keep water and dust away from the wheel bearings and brakes, helping these components function more reliably. Usually, wheel covers are crafted in a wide variety of styles and sizes. Whether you choose a 15-inch or 16-inch wheel cover, you're sure to get a lot of benefits out of this accessory.If you want to get premium wheel covers at the lowest prices online, trust only Auto Parts Deal.


    • Improves the wheels' visual appeal

    • Protects various wheel and braking components from damage

    • Features a clip-on installation you can finish in minutes