Ford Focus Wheel Center Caps
You may ask your Ford Focus to wear a lot of different hats. It may take you to work, haul the kids, and bring home supplies for that weekend home repair. Your Ford Focus wheel center caps have similar multitasking abilities; they keep your lug nuts clean and corrosion-free and your wheels looking great.Why might you replace Ford Focus wheel center caps?
Center caps may be small parts, but they finish off the wheels and help give your car a nice, polished appearance. From a more practical standpoint, wheel center caps have a job to do. They cover the hub nut on the axle and help keep it from becoming caked with dirt and road grime. Having center caps in place also helps protect the wheel bearings from water and dirt.Are all Ford Focus wheel center caps the same?
The Focus has been in production since 2000, and Ford has used different center caps over the years. Some differences in style are clear, but there are also small differences in size that may not be easy to spot. In fact, within the same model year, different trim packages may have different center caps. Of course, there are a number of aftermarket options available as well from different manufacturers.
The easiest way to be sure you’re getting the right replacement center caps is to check the part number. This number is found on the back of the caps. Take one off your Focus and record the number for when you’re shopping for parts.What are the Ford Focus center cap options?
All the center caps for the Ford Focus are round and have the oval Ford emblem in the center. Beyond that, they vary in the following ways.
- 2000 - 2004: Depending on the package, a Ford Focus made during these years may have a large, 5.875-inch wheel center cap. This cap covers the lug nuts and has five holes to allow access to them. The cap may be all silver or it may have a blue emblem in the center.
- 2000 - 2011: If your car doesn’t have the larger center caps described above or was made after 2004, it will have a smaller center cap. It may be 2.75 inches, 2.125 inches, 2.189 inches, or 2.625 inches in diameter. It may be chrome, silver, or charcoal, and the logo may be etched or blue. Having your part number is important to navigate the options during these model years.
- 2012 - 2017: Center caps produced during these years are all 2.125 inches in diameter. They may be black or dark blue with a silver emblem.
Start by carefully prying the center caps off from the front. Because the retaining clips on the back are tight, though, there’s a good chance you’ll have to remove the wheel and push the cap out from the back. Installing the new caps is simple. Press them in from the front until they snap into place.