How to Keep Hubcaps From Popping Off

by Grace Mclain

Hubcaps come off tires for many reasons, including bumpy roads, running the tires up on a curb or even theft. Hubcaps can be expensive also and you will have to get your hubcaps from the dealer or the manufacturer if you can't find a replacement hubcap in your local area. To keep your hubcaps securely in place on the rims of your car, try using electrical zip ties.

1

Take one of the electrical zip ties and run the zip tie through the top hole on the front left hubcap. Pull the zip tie from the backside of the tie rim until the hubcap is securely tied to the tire rim and the zip connector is behind the tire rim so it cant be seen from the front. Cut away the excess zip tie.

2

Add another zip tie through the bottom hole of the hubcap. Pull the zip tie from the backside of the tire rim until the hubcap is securely tied to the tire rim and the zip connector is behind the tire rim. Cut away the excess zip tie.

3

Add another zip tie to the left center hole of the hubcap. Pull the zip tie from the backside of the tire rim until the hubcap is securely tied to the tire rim and the zip tie connector is behind the tire rim. Cut away the excess zip tie.

4

Add one more zip tie to the right center hole of the hubcap. Pull the zip tie from the backside of the tire rim until the hubcap is securely tied to the tire rim and the zip tie connector is behind the tire rim. Cut away the excess zip tie.

5

Check all of the zip ties to make sure that all of them are tight and secure to the hubcap and tire rim. Then move to the other three hubcaps and add four zip ties to each hubcap to keep the hubcaps tight and secure to the tire rims.

Tips

  • check Pull the zip ties from the backside of the tire rim so that the zip tie connector will be on the backside and will not be able to be seen from the front.
  • check You can purchase electrical zip ties at most any hardware store.

Warning

  • close Wear gloves when cutting zip ties with wire cutters to prevent pinching.

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About the Author

Grace Mclain has been writing professionally since 1998. Her articles have appeared on eHow.com, Answerbag.com and LIVESTRONG.COM, and she specializes in automotive and business topics. McIain has a professional writing certificate from JB Hunt in Little Rock, Ark.

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