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How can I tell if my rims are "Standard Steel Wheels"?

Pictures below show variations of Standard Steel Wheels that accept our Standard Hubcaps.
Standard Steel Wheels are made of stamped and welded steel, which a magnet will stick to. They are usually black, but  may be painted any color, or may more rarely be chrome plated. They may have holes of various  shapes to reduce weight.

Standard steel wheels always have a continuous recess around the wheel where the bead of the tire seats. The valve stem arises from the bottom of this recess, which is 1-3/4" deep. You should be able to put your finger to the depth of its second joint near the valve stem and make a full circle around the wheel at that depth.

This recess is where the hubcap mounting struts or clips are able to mount by pushing out against the bead area of the steel wheel.  The red marks on the oblique views below indicate the outer surface of this recess that must be present for hubcap mounting. 
If your wheels do not have this continuous recess, they are Styled Wheels which may take a Wheelskin.

Hubcap positioned prior to installation
Steel Wheel

In the picture at left, the hubcap mounting struts engage the wheel, sliding into the recess around the wheel marked by red on all the oblique views below.


If this recess is not present, or not deep enough, a wheel will not accept standard hubcaps.
Even if a magnet sticks to your wheel, proving it is made of steel, it may be a styled steel wheel which will not accept a regular hubcap.  See examples of Styled Steel Wheels.

Older Standard Steel wheel.
Steel Wheel
Oblique view.
Steel Wheel
Newer Standard Steel wheel
Toyota Pickup
Steel Wheel
Newer Standard Steel wheel
BMW
Steel Wheel
Newer Standard Steel wheel
Toyota 4Runner
Steel Wheel
4Runner Standard wheel
Oblique view
Steel Wheel
Newer Standard Steel wheel
Ford Escort
Steel Wheel
Escort Standard Steel Wheel
oblique view
Steel Wheel


The above photos represent a few of the may variations on the theme of
"Standard Steel Wheels" that regular hubcaps will mount onto.

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 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.