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AutoAmenity Chrome Wheelskins Hubcaps Home > Replica Hubcaps > Hubcaps for Winter Wheels

Hubcaps for Winter Wheels

Or other Odd or Unusual steel wheels.

In the fall, many people buy "Winter Wheels" to put their snow tires on. These are usually standard steel wheels from tire or auto dealers; they may be "Take Off" wheels from another customer car who wanted fancy alloy rims, or they may be some other cheap import wheels.

Most of the time, these wheels will take Universal-Fit hubcaps easily.

However, there are a few ODD wheels out there, though, that may present problems.

Every year a few of our customers find out they have this problem when hubcaps do not fit.

We suggest that you obtain a guarantee from your wheel source that your wheels will take hubcaps, so that if there is a problem, they will either fix it or swap the wheels for some others that work.

If you are already past that, and are trying to fit hubcaps the the wheels you have,  it may be one of several problems.

Please Read this entire page, and See the pictures below.    Call if you have Questions.

Most problems relate to interference in the center area of the Steel Wheel, resulting from:

1. Raised Ring of the steel wheel itself, just outside the lug nut circle, which  may be taller than normal.

           To test for this, place a straight edge across the wheel as pictured below.

2. Tall center hub, grease cap or castle nut. See Pictures Below.

3. Long lug nuts. If your lug nuts are SLIGHTLY longer than the studs they are screwed onto, the hubcaps on this page will fit just fine. But if your lug nuts are extra-long, fancy, colored, or locking aftermarket products, such as those pictured below, it is likely that NO standard hubcaps will fit over them. For maximum clearance of tall lug nuts, you may want match the number of hubcap lugs to your wheel lugs, so you can align the long lug nuts into the spaces on the back of the hubcap.

Our experience has found the hubcaps shown on this page have

Extra Center Clearance, and will work with most of the problems listed above.

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Prices include set of 4 Hubcaps with Free Shipping*
124s Replica Hubcaps / wheel covers
13", 14", 15"  $54.50-$59.50 per set of 4
Click for Model 124s Details
Replica Silver Hubcaps

406c Chrome Wheel Covers / Hubcaps406s Silver Wheel Covers / Hubcaps
15", 16" $59.50-$69.50 per set of 4
Click for Model 406 Details
Chrome or Silver Hubcaps


 
411c Replica Chrome Wheel Covers / Hubcaps411c Silver Wheel Covers / Hubcaps
15"  $56.50 - $69.50 per set of 4
Click for Model 411s Details
Chrome or Silver Hubcaps

Racing Disc 16 inch Hubcaps /  wheel covers
14", 15", 16"
Click for Model RD Details
 Racing Disc Stainless Steel Hubcaps
188 Replica Chrome Hubcaps / Wheel Covers188 Silver Hubcaps / Wheel Covers
13", 14", 15", 16", 17" $66.50-$81.50 per set of 4
Click for Model 188c Details
Chrome or Silver Hubcaps

This picture below shows a straight edge across a steel wheel from edge to edge. It should not rest on tire rubber at either end, it should rest on the outer lip of the wheel, where the yellow arrow points on the right side.
There should be no contact with the straight edge by either the lug nuts nor the raised ring around the lug nuts, marked with the red arrows. If your wheels have parts projecting past this line, then you should measure how far past and call us.

 
Straight edge actoss the wheel from edge to edge

If your center hub (center nut, grease caps, bearing buddies, or grease nipple)

extends past the plane of  the edge of the steel wheel, as shown in the pictures below.

Accurately Measure how far past and Call us for proper fitting.

Straight edge actoss the wheel, measuring gap to the edge edge



This picture shows a wheels where the raised ring around the lug nuts holds the straight edge about 1/4"  past the edge of the wheel (red Mark by the ruler).

 

 

 
Photo below shows a VW Van wheel with projecting center hub.
We need to know how far your hub projects past a line across the rim of the steel wheel

Straight Edge across the wheel to measure how close the center hub gets to it

Photo below shows Subaru wheel with projecting castle nut.
Subaru Legacy Wheel with protruding castle nut

Examples of Tall, Fancy and Locking Lugnuts that may be too tall for hubcaps to mount over.
Fancy Tall Lug nutsFancy Tall Lug nutsFancy Tall Lug nutsFancy Tall Lug nuts
Example: A customer sent us this picture of a wheel sold to him as a winter wheel for his Jeep,
that no standard hubcap can possibly fit.
Jeep winter wheel No hubcap will fit

Is it time to upgrade your wheels? Nothing helps so much as a set of new hubcaps. Maybe just to get rid of those scraped and dinged old ones. Perhaps some chrome for added sex appeal. We have hubcaps to make your car look as cool or as hot as you like.

We specialize in hubcaps, center caps, trim rings, and stainless dual wheel simulators, and don't forget to check out our chrome trim accessories section. Our competent advisors will assist you in choosing the best style and quality hubcaps for your vehicle. We carry Replica and Custom hubcap designs to suit any taste, make, or model of car.  Full sets of (4) hubcaps can be ordered through our online secure shopping cart.


If you have standard steel wheels, you need hubcaps. If you have styled steel or alloy wheels (that will not accommodate hubcaps), go to our Wheelskins pages.
If you need wheel covers for a dual wheel vehicle or a trailer, go to our Wheel Simulators pages.

Many auto dealers, mechanics, and enthusiasts across the USA certify to the quality of AutoAmenity products and services. We are the best source of quality new hubcaps on the internet. Our Replica Hubcaps are close copies of specific OEM hubcap designs. Our hubcaps are made of durable ABS plastic that will give you years of good looks without the denting or rusting that steel hubcaps of the past were prone to. Each hubcap presses easily onto your standard steel wheel.
To determine the right size hubcap for your wheels, read it off the tire.