17″ Hubcaps

Tips on Finding The Best 17″ Hubcaps For Your Vehicle

Are you in the market for new wheel covers? Wanting to jazz up the look of your car without doing a full detailing job? Getting new 17 inch hubcaps can make a huge difference in the appearance of your car! Here in Florida, Sam the Hubcap Man has the tires, wheel covers and hubcaps you need to stand out in the crowd.

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Ensure Your Tire Size

Before you start getting wrapped up in which color and design to get, it’s important to verify your tire’s size. There are many different tires and sizes out there, and if you order the incorrect size, you may not be able to use it. Most hubcaps will fit any brand of tire as long as the tire size is the same, so making certain you have the right size will save you a headache later on.

Pick one of your tires and look for a series of numbers and letters on it, which defines the exact type and size tire you have. Towards the end of this series is the letter R, followed by two numbers. These two numbers are going to be your hubcap or trim size. So if you read your tire and see R16, then you will want to look for 16 inch hubcaps. Pretty easy, huh?

17 Inch Hubcaps

Bigger tires are making waves in recent years, gaining traction as the choice in tire sizes. Most cars, even subcompact, are now coming out in 16 and 17 inch tire sizes. For most trucks, a bigger tire size means better towing capacity and off-roading capabilities.

Larger tires have a better handle on driving in dirt and gravel, along with braking easier with more rubber on the road. And with cars getting bigger in general over the last twenty or so years, tires are needing to increase their size to maintain a good appearance and ratio to the larger-sized cars on the market.

The two main types of hubcaps are going to be the clip-on and the bolt-on varieties. The clip-on hubcap simply slots into grooves and falls into place, while a bolt-on requires securing it with bolts and lug nuts. Since the clip-on requires less attachments and installation, it actually remains the most secure on your tire, giving you maximum protection.

Custom hubcaps, also known as aftermarket wheel covers, are made of durable ABS plastic with an all metal clipping system, giving your car the protection and durability it needs. The clipping system contains a full metal spring retention ring and spring retention clips, supplying these wheel covers with great grip and easy installation. If you intend to do a lot of off-roading with your vehicle, choosing a durable and tightly-fitted hubcap will help prevent any damage or loss during your adventures.

Custom hubcaps come in many differing styles and designs, offering you plenty of options to add some boldness to your car or truck’s tires. Most styles of hubcaps are offered in black, chrome or silver, with black in a matte finish for a more sophisticated and less noticeable look. Chrome is definitely an eye-catcher for it’s shiny and glossy appearance, while silver can display more of an eye-catching look or blend in a little more, depending on your preference.

What Are You Waiting For?

Now that you have the right tire size and a list of the styles available today, it’s time to start browsing and shopping. Whether you go for a glossy chrome custom wheel cover or a matte black universal hubcap, your car or truck is going to look brand new on the street in no time.

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Ready to get that new look you’ve been dreaming of? Snag the perfect 17 inch hubcaps from Sam the Hubcap Man now. Located in Florida, we can also help with tire rotation and installation, nitrogen upgrades, custom wheels and accessories. Check us out today!

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