The 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 alloy centre caps, are usually made of an alloy of aluminum but can also be made of an alloy of magnesium or chrome.
The 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 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.