Toyota Prius Hub Caps
The Prius is a hybrid vehicle with an impeccable environmental rating and some of the best mpg you can get. If you drive a Toyota Prius, you not only want it to look good; you want to protect and maintain its wheel well. Hub caps are multi-functional and will protect your bearings, wheels, and brakes as well as increase the visual appeal of your Prius.What options are there for Toyota Prius wheel covers?
There are many different options when it comes to wheel covers for your vehicle. There are multiple designs such as spokes and shapes. For instance, hubcap OEM part number 61566 has angled spokes and features the Toyota emblem in the middle. You can also choose your finish on the Prius wheel cover, depending on whether you want it to have a shine. There are also colors you can choose from. You may want to stick with traditional silver, black, or white. If you want to try something different, you can purchase another color like green or red. Some Prius owners will match their hub caps to their car color and others will complement it. No matter what color, style, or finish you choose, be sure to purchase the right size of hubcap.How do you change a hubcap?
Auto enthusiasts agree that upgrading your hubcaps is one of the simplest ways to improve the aesthetics of your Prius. This is partly because changing a hubcap is fairly easy and doesn't take a lot of time. By following the basic steps outlined below you can easily change out your hubcap:
- Park your Prius on a level area. It will be easier to complete this task if the car is parked on level ground.
- Remove the old hub caps from your Prius. If they are plastic, use a flathead screwdriver to pry the snaps away from the wheel frame. If they are metal or alloy, use a wrench to remove the lug nuts after you remove the caps. Remove each individual hubcap before applying the new ones.
- Then, you will need to apply each hubcap to the individual wheels. For plastic hubcaps, snap them into place and then tap them lightly with a rubber mallet to be sure they are secured. For metal or alloy hub caps, apply the wheel cover and then replace the lug nuts. You will then need to apply the caps over the lug nuts.
- Finally, take your Prius for a test drive to ensure you have applied the hub caps securely.