Learn the difference between Custom Wheels, Rims or Snow Tires!

If you are in need of a wheel and are unsure about what you need, let us help you! It's actually pretty simple because it all comes down to the type of rim that is on your vehicle. If you have an alloy wheel (seen most on newer model vehicles), you need a center cap to cover the hole in the center of the rim. If you have a steel rim however, you need a full wheel cover! Check out the examples below for more information on what to buy for your car or truck!


Cheap Wheels
Alloy Wheels
This is an example of a Factory Original alloy wheel that fastens directly onto your vehicle with lugnuts. If this is what you have on your vehicle, then you will need the corresponding center cap. This wheel cap (if factory original) should have either the manufacturer's emblem on it or a specific set of part numbers on the back which you will need to order the correct one. If your rim was not made by the manufacturer, this is what is called a 'Custom Wheel' or an 'After Market Wheel' and unfortunately, we can't help you if this is the case. We suggest contacting the maker of that after market rim for information on where you can find parts made for it.

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Wire Wheels
Center Caps
This is an example of the center cap that was made for the alloy rim pictured above. It is extremely important to remember that if your wheel is Factory Original, only ONE wheel cap will fit into it. Finding the right center cap doesn't have to be difficult, all you have to do is remove one of your wheel caps and find the part numbers on the back. Instructions for how to do this can be found in our informational center cap video. If you do this, you are ensuring that you will receive the correct one for your wheel. Center caps are incredibly varied, ranging from 2 to 12 inches across with thousands of different clipping systems. If you have an After Market Rim or Custom Wheel, you will have to contact that manufacturer for wheel caps for it.

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Custom Wheels
Steel Wheels
This is an example of a Factory Original steel wheel without the tire mounted on it. If you have this rim or another like it on your vehicle, you will need a full wheel cover. Unlike wheel caps, full wheel covers can interchange and come in only three varieties: pop on, screw on and bolt on. It is a lot easier to find a full sized hub cap to fit your vehicle then it is to find the right center cap. Before ordering, you will need to know the size of your tire so that you can look for styles you like within that range, for help see our wheel cover size video.

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OriginalWheels.com

800-896-7467

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Discount Wheels
Steel Wheels
This is an example of a full sized, Factory Original wheel cover that would fit on to a steel wheel. When looking for the right hub cap for your car or truck, you will need to know the correct size and search within that range. Although there are certain wheel covers for certain vehicles, there is a lot more flexibility in terms of style. Once you find the one you need, it is very important to properly remove the old one and install the new one. If you don't, you are running the risk of cracking your hubcap, bending the clips and losing it completely while driving, leaving you with a bare rim. For information on the right way to install a new wheelcover, see our installation video or our removal video to uninstall them correctly.

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Hubcaps.com

800-826-5880

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