You may need to replace your current hubcaps due to curb rash or dings caused from parking too close to the sidewalk. Installing new hubcaps, or wheel covers on your vehicle will instantly change its appearance. Our covers can be easily installed without the use of heavy-duty tools or even jacking up the vehicle.
Before installing a new hubcap to your wheel, it is important you have the correct size cover. Locate the numbers and letters on your wheel. For example, you may see something like 215/65R16. Usually after the letter “R” is the size of your wheel. So in the above example, this wheel size is 16.
- Preparation. Safely park your vehicle on and even flat surface and apply your parking brakes. You will need a pair of gloves and a flat head screwdriver to remove the old hubcap. (If you do not currently have hubcaps installed, please skip to step 3)
- Remove the old hubcap. Pry around the rim of the old hubcap with the flathead screwdriver and lightly pull at certain spots until you feel the cap wiggle loose. If something feels like it will break or snap, stop and move to another spot until you are able to pop the old hubcap off.
- Prepare the new hubcap. Now take your new hubcap and check if the retention ring is attached. To attach it, line up the ring indent with the valve stem opening on the hubcap. Attach the ring into the grooves all the way around the cover, making sure the bent portion of the ring is aligned with the valve stem opening.
- Align the new hubcaps directly over the stock wheel. Hold the new hubcap parallel to the rim, aligning the valve stem opening with the valve stem on the tire.
- Easy snap-on installation. Hold the hubcap in the center and apply even pressure around the edge of the hubcap until you feel it snap on securely to the wheel. The cover should pop into place and not come off the wheel easily.
- Inspection. Test the fitment by lightly pulling on the hubcap. If the cover feels loose or can easily be removed, re-adjust the retention ring to a lower notch on the tabs.
- Repeat these steps for the remaining wheels.
- The retention ring can be placed in the upper or lower groove/notch in each of the tabs. To ensure the best fit of the wheel cover, use the upper groove for standard size wheels; lower groove to increase tension for larger size wheels.
- It is suggested that you use your hands near the top and knees near the bottom and apply pressure evenly. Go all the way around until you are finished snapping it into place. Use simultaneous pressure to 2 sections at a time. For example, after snapping in the 3-o'clock, 9-o'clock, 12-o'clock, and 6-o'clock positions, move to the 10-o'clock and 2-o'clock position, followed by the 4-o'clock and 8-o'clock position. Try to keep the wheel cover as close to parallel as possible throughout this process.
- If you fail to secure the hubcap correctly, you may lose the new hubcap while you are driving. Make sure to tug on it after installing to make sure it is not loose.
- When opening the box to the new hubcap, be careful not to damage or tear it. This way, you can return or exchange it for a different size.