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Used MINI Alloy Centre Capss
All used MINI Alloy Centre Capss listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for MINI are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.
About Alloy Centre Capss
The MINI alloy centre caps function to protect the centre of the wheel axle and the wheel hub from getting dirty and clogged up with grime and debris from the road. The alloy centre caps also serve an aesthetic purpose, covering up nuts and bearings out of sight and creating a smart and stylish finish to the wheels of the car.
An alloy is a combination of two elements, one being a metal, producing a metal with different properties, that is stronger; often more lightweight; efficient at heat conduction; easy to shape into different formations; and more resistant to rust than the more commonly used steel. These are reasons why alloy is a popular choice as the material for car wheels. Modern manufactured alloy wheels and wheel components, such as MINI alloy centre caps, are usually made of an alloy of aluminum but can also be made of an alloy of magnesium or chrome.
The MINI alloy centre caps immediately add a touch of style and are certain to smarten up the alloy wheels on your vehicle. It's really important the alloy centre caps fit properly so that they can protect the axle and wheel hub. Poor fitting parts, such as centre caps, will affect the performance of the part and leave unsightly gaps and in the case of centre caps, the part could end up coming loose completely and disappearing while the wheels are in motion.
The centre caps on wheels can suffer damage from knocks and scrapes, and general use will eventually wear this part down. When replacing the centre caps on your wheels, buying the MINI alloy centre caps will guarantee you get a quality part that will fit and perform properly, being completely compatible with the make and model of your vehicle.
- Minis are still made in the same production site as the original line. The same site is still used in Oxford, although their car panels are now made in Swindon, and most of the engines made for Mini cars are manufactured by BMW in Hams Hall.
- It can be hard to keep track of all of the different companies that have owned MINI throughout its long history. At the moment, the name is owned by BMW, and MINI has its own independent division.
- The Oxford MINI factory has made more than 3 million cars.
- Mary Quant, the inventor of the miniskirt, credited the Mini for the inspiration behind the iconic fashion accessory.
- The Mini's designer, Sir Alec Issigonis, didn't like car windows that had to be rolled down. In fact, he didn't think that cars should have side windows at all!