Extra Tough and Durable Hubcaps now available at Parts TrainWritten by Jenny McLane
There are many different kinds of wheel covers, or 'hubcaps,' that you can purchase for your vehicles. Parts train's hubcaps come as new, used, aftermarket, and re-conditioned. One way you can find various types of wheel covers is by checking retail stores like Partstrain selling wheel covers. Most consumers choose wheel covers based on style from a wide selection in retail stores. Hubcaps are often used as a synonym for wheel cover. A wheel cover covers entire wheel while a hubcap covers only center of wheel, or hub.
Hubcaps can sometimes be tough. They are usually coated or painted with an acrylic paint that can sometimes crack, and peel off - revealing a yellowish tinge from primer. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do with these caps, other than buy a new set. But if you clean them frequently, they should last for years. Harmful elements such as break dust, and salt will dull center of rim due to rust and stains. Whether you have spent hundreds of dollars for aftermarket rims, or your car has stock rims, it is important to clean and protect our rims regularly to prevent these problems. Metal and aluminum polishes are perfect for protecting and removing stains, rust and dullness to your rims.
Hubcaps are simply decorative caps that fit over a car's wheels. They are not necessary for operation of your car, but they can greatly improve appearance of it as they're intended to cover less attractive components of wheel. Made from different materials like steel, aluminum, or plastic, hubcaps vary significantly in style and price. They are usually offered as a standard option when you buy a car at a dealership, but you can also purchase them at specialty car or tire stores. In addition to being a stylistic feature, hubcaps can actually help keep dust and water away from wheel bearings and brakes. As a result, it's best to choose hubcaps that are durable, lightweight, and resistant to corrosion and are able to withstand extreme temperatures.
OEM and Aftermarket Parts: Parts Train's Best Quality Radiator SupportWritten by Jenny McLane
Parts Train's radiator support restores original look and contour of your car's radiator. Rusted, dented or cracked parts are primer painted and bolt on easily with original mounting hardware. It has die-formed steel with all correct bodylines, light holes, cutouts, mounting holes, etc. If you have repeated heater core or aluminum radiator failures, consider one possible source to be coolant breakdown and electrolysis due to combustion gases from head gasket leaks. The two most common causes are a poor ground to radiator's electric cooling fan, or a poor ground from starter motor and engine block to battery.
Any vehicle with accessories bolted to radiator support or to a nearby component can be affected by electrolysis. Electrolysis is a fast-acting menace that attacks not only radiators and heaters, but can destroy an entire engine in a mere 20,000 miles.A poorly grounded engine and starter motor can zap enough current through cooling system to blast apart a heater or radiator in a matter of weeks or even days, depending on how often vehicle is started.