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Ford Focus Hub Caps

Ford hubcaps are an important aspect of your car. You can choose from various options to improve aesthetics. Once you know more about the hubcap part your Ford Focus needs, it will be easier to get what you need.

What is the purpose of hubcaps?

Ford hubcaps are in place for a few different reasons. The first is to ensure that the centre of the wheel is covered where the lug nuts are found. Without the protection, the nuts could become rusted or damaged, making it difficult to be able to get the wheel off to change the tire. Another reason for the hubcap is to provide a pleasing design to the wheel itself. You can make your car look sportier simply by changing out the centre cap.

How are hubcaps installed?

Hubcaps are installed relatively easily. You can do this at home without any special tools, so there's no need to go to a mechanic or body shop. Most hubcaps will simply pop on and off. You might need to use a flat-head screwdriver to pry it off because there are clips that attach it to the wheel frame. In some instances, the centre cap screws into place. You will want to follow instructions based on the Ford hubcaps that you buy.

What are wheel covers?

A wheel cover is larger than a traditional hubcap. It will cover almost all of the wheel and provide a design. You can find wheel covers that have various details:

  • Spinners
  • Ford logo
  • Multiple spokes
What are common materials for hubcaps to be made of?

Hubcaps can be made of various materials. You will want to choose a material that works well based on where you drive your Ford. Some are designed to last longer based on the stronger material, providing more durability. The material will also impact the colour availability, ranging from bright colours to muted shades of grey and black.

  • Plastic
  • Chrome
  • Aluminum
  • Carbon fiber
  • Steel alloy
What should you know before acquiring hubcaps?

There are a few details to consider before you buy hubcaps so that you get a good-looking wheel cover for your Ford Focus.

  • Size of wheel: You can buy hubcaps based on your model year or the size wheel you have upgraded to.
  • Design: Choose a design that you like.
  • OEM vs aftermarket: You can get hubcaps that are like the original ones for your Focus or buy an aftermarket brand.