The Car Geek: Wheel Covers: what are they?

The Car Geek

Monday, October 09, 2006

Wheel Covers: what are they?

Wheel Covers Do you want your wheels to look like those expensive custom wheels without having to spend so much money? ---Impossible? Think again. By simply using wheel covers or hubcaps you can get that custom wheels look that you desire. And the best thing about using wheel covers is that they cost only a fraction of the price you would usually pay for a new set of wheels. Plus, you can easily install them yourself.

Wheel covers or hubcaps enhance the looks of your ride. They are available in various sizes and styles and are very easy to install. All you have to do is to press-fit them into the rim of your wheels. No need for wheel alignment, wheel balancing and definitely no need to buy new set of tires.

Some of the most popular manufactured styles of wheel covers are those with chrome spoked, five-starred, scooped and bladed. In terms of quality, presently manufactured wheel covers has improved immensely especially with added features such as chrome lugs and rings that provide it with an authentic look similar to those expensive custom wheels.

In purchasing wheel covers it is very important that you choose those that will match your car's wheel size. And don't forget to take notice of the retention system used. Experts say that two of the best wheel covers are those with steel spring or ABS clip and those with retention ring. Why you need to know this? Because wheel covers with good retention system will last longer and therefore help you to save money. Plus, you will not fear that your wheel covers will get detached from your wheels.

Wheel covers are available in most automotive shops whether online or in your local area. Purchase your wheel covers now and give your ride a touch of class.