How to Measure Replacement Hubcaps

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How to Measure Replacement Hubcaps
Learn the proper way to measure for your hubcap to ensure you purchase the correct size. (rainy day lost hubcap image by Christopher Martin from

A hubcap is a cover on a vehicle wheel. Hubcaps can be interchanged to incorporate a specific style or colour. It's important to learn how to measure hubcap size to ensure you purchase the correct size for your wheel. But never measure hubcap size with a tape measure, as you will not get the proper number.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Place the vehicle in "Park" and go to the wheel on which the hubcap needs to be replaced.

  2. 2

    Read the measurement found on the side of the tire. There will be three numbers separated by a slash. These numbers are the factory measurements of the wheel.

  3. 3

    Find the number after the "R." This is the hubcap size. For example, in the measurement ""P175/65/R14," the hubcap size is 14 inches.

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