How to secure your wheel trims using cable ties

Posted by Cris on 23rd Sep 2022

Why your caps may need securing?

There are many reasons why you may need your hub caps securing onto your wheels as they have a tendency to become loose and fall off at unconventional times. These reasons may be due to:

  • Hitting a pothole or the curb
  • The hub cap is poorly designed for the car wheel
  • It wasn’t fit correctly and has become loose from a recent tyre change/repair.

Another reason you may need the hub caps secured is that these car parts are a common item stolen from unsuspecting car owners as they are quite easy to remove from wheels.

An answer to these problems are cable ties!

Best cable ties to use to secure your hub caps

The most common size for these cable ties for this kind of purpose are 300 x 4.8mm or the 370 x 4.8mm. We recommend you use the longer cable ties as they will be easier to thread through the holes in the hubcaps and car wheel. The thicker the cable tie you use the more secure he hub cap will be to the wheel as they have will have a higher tensile strength.

Standard nylon cable ties are the most common type of cable ties as they are ideal for these types of situations but there are a vast range of cable ties to choose from (as you can see from our website!). Another popular range that we recommend to use in this situation are the stainless steel cable ties. Stainless steel cable ties will be ideal as they are stronger than the nylon cable ties as well as being silver as so that they will not stand out on your hub caps when secured. You can use also the silver nylon cable ties to secure the hub caps as they would also blend into the hub caps.

How to secure your hub caps

  • First step is to make sure hub caps are aligned correctly and they are in line with the holes in the wheel to make the next step easier
  • Take your cable tie and thread the tail of the cable tie through one of the holes in the wheels. Then grab that end of the cable tie and feed it back out through the hole next to the one it was entered through.
  • Fasten the cable tie tightly and remove the excess.

A tip we recommend is to bend the cable tie just before feeding it through the hole as this will make the process easier and not have you reach to the back of the wheel for the tail of the cable tie. One cable tie secured to one end of the hub cap should be enough but to make sure it doesn’t come loose, but ideally you would want two secured on both sides of the wheel.

What we can offer you

Check out our website for the wide range of cable ties and choose the right one for you!