Chevrolet Cobalt Wheel Center Caps
Wheel center caps play an important role on your Chevrolet Cobalt. If they are lost or need to be replaced, you need to find the right parts. Learning more about them makes it easier to get quality replacements.What are wheel center caps?
Wheel center caps are the small caps found in the very center of the wheel. They are also referred to as hubcaps, though they will only cover the small part, rather than the entire wheel. As such, the diameter of the tire is not typically taken into consideration. When you buy new caps, you simply have to decide if you are replacing one or buying a set of four.Why are vehicle wheel center caps important?
Wheel center caps are important because they protect the lug nuts that are found beneath the caps. Without a wheel center cap in place, dirt, dust, and moisture could bury down around the lug nuts within the wheels. Rust and corrosion could occur, destroying other parts and making it difficult to remove the lug nuts to change the tires and do other work. An added benefit of wheel center caps is that they offer an aesthetic that can be customized to meet your preferences.How do you install wheel center caps?
You can install wheel center caps without using a lot of tools. But first, the existing caps have to be removed. To do this, lift them up with your fingers or with a flathead screwdriver. Then, using a towel or rag, clean the center hole to eliminate the dirt within it. Apply the new wheel center caps by pressing them into place, allowing the clips to attach to the rim. Use caution based on where the valve stem is, if the design incorporates that part. Repeat the steps for all of the other wheel center caps.What are some wheel center caps designs?
Multiple designs exist for caps on your wheels, allowing you to choose a design that will work well for your Chevrolet Cobalt.
- Colored enamel designs
- Chevy logo
- Various emblems
- Solid chrome
Center caps for your wheels can be found in many materials, allowing you to find one durable enough for the conditions you drive in on a regular basis, whether it is snow, mud, or something else.
- Tungsten carbide