Ford Escape Wheel Center Caps
Wheel center caps provide protection and improve aesthetics on your Ford Escape. If you want or need to replace your caps for any reason, it's important to know more about the replacement options available to you.What is a wheel center cap?
Wheel center caps are the caps in the very center of the wheel that covers= the lug nuts. The center caps keep the lug nuts safe from moisture and dirt. Otherwise, they could easily corrode, making it difficult to take the lug nuts off of the wheel stem. You can choose to change your wheel center caps out and replace them with a design that represents your personal style and interests.What materials are center caps made of?
The center caps for your Ford may be made from an array of materials. You will want to choose the material based on how rugged your driving conditions are. Otherwise, the caps could break down after being exposed to certain elements. Some common materials include:
- Carbon fiber
- Steel alloy
There are all sorts of designs available for wheel center caps, allowing you to control the aesthetic of your Ford wheels. You can opt for something sporty or luxurious based on your preferences and how you use your Escape. Some design options you can choose from are:
- Enameled colors
- Ford logo
- Various emblems like for sports, engine types, or organizations
Center caps are installed by first removing the existing ones. This can be done by lifting up on the edge of the cap. Once the cap is off, clean the center hole, so there is no dirt or water inside. Then you can press the new cap into place. Be mindful of where the valve stem is to ensure the wheel center caps are in the right position. In some instances, the cap screws into place, so pay attention to the threading.How do you buy center caps?
When you need wheel center caps, it's important to review a few things to ensure you get what you need. It will allow you to consider what will work well for your Ford Escape.
- OEM or aftermarket: Determine whether you want genuine Ford parts or an aftermarket brand.
- Set: Decide whether you want to buy the center caps individually or as a set of four.
- Wheel coverage: Decide whether you need just the cap or the wheel cover, too.