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Old 12 Feb 2004, 09:22 am
Bill
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Default Is driving without wheel hubcaps dangerous?

One of the wheel hubcaps (plastic) on my 93 accord came off. Is it dangerous
to drive on highway?

That makes me wonder what the purpose of hubcaps are. Thanks.


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Old 12 Feb 2004, 10:36 am
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"Bill" <bill@remove.nospam.com> wrote in message
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> One of the wheel hubcaps (plastic) on my 93 accord came off. Is it

dangerous
> to drive on highway?


What did you do to make one of the hubcaps come off, while you were driving?
If it was properly installed, it would only have come off when the wheel
nuts all came off and the tire and rim.

> That makes me wonder what the purpose of hubcaps are. Thanks.


They're basically for cosmetic effects.

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Old 12 Feb 2004, 10:47 am
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Default Re: Is driving without wheel hubcaps dangerous?

Bill wrote:
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> One of the wheel hubcaps (plastic) on my 93 accord came off. Is it dangerous
> to drive on highway?
>
> That makes me wonder what the purpose of hubcaps are. Thanks.


=============

Bill,

:-) It's ALWAYS dangerous to drive on the highway :-)

Wheel covers may help with fuel mileage because they add a bit of
aerodynamic cleanness, and they sure look better than black steel
wheels, but there's no danger. They're just cosmetic. We have them
because regular wheels look ugly without them, and nobody wants to drive
an ugly car.

'Curly'

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Old 12 Feb 2004, 10:56 am
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'Curly Q. Links' wrote:
> Bill wrote:
>>
>> One of the wheel hubcaps (plastic) on my 93 accord came off. Is it
>> dangerous to drive on highway?
>>
>> That makes me wonder what the purpose of hubcaps are. Thanks.

>
> =============
>
> Bill,
>
> :-) It's ALWAYS dangerous to drive on the highway :-)
>
> Wheel covers may help with fuel mileage because they add a bit of
> aerodynamic cleanness, and they sure look better than black steel
> wheels, but there's no danger. They're just cosmetic. We have them
> because regular wheels look ugly without them, and nobody wants to
> drive an ugly car.
>
> 'Curly'
>
> =============


Besides which it is not considered polite to go around with your nuts
showing.
Mike


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Old 12 Feb 2004, 02:35 pm
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"Bill" <bill@remove.nospam.com> wrote in message news:<WSMWb.14522$_44.18392@attbi_s52>...
> One of the wheel hubcaps (plastic) on my 93 accord came off. Is it dangerous
> to drive on highway?
>
> That makes me wonder what the purpose of hubcaps are. Thanks.

They're just for looks. That's all.
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Old 12 Feb 2004, 04:57 pm
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"Im anonymous" <acctforjunk@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> "Bill" <bill@remove.nospam.com> wrote in message

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> > One of the wheel hubcaps (plastic) on my 93 accord came off. Is it

dangerous
> > to drive on highway?
> >
> > That makes me wonder what the purpose of hubcaps are. Thanks.

> They're just for looks. That's all.


Corrosion protection for lugs, too.


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Old 12 Feb 2004, 05:06 pm
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Default Re: Is driving without wheel hubcaps dangerous?

One morning, I noticed that the left front hub cap was gone from my
son's 90 Accord DX. I asked him how it happened, and he said" I don't
know." I thought about all my early years driving adventures, and let
the conversation drop. bob
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Old 12 Feb 2004, 08:00 pm
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Your nuts will be showing
"Brian Smith" <Halifax@NovaScotia.Canada> wrote in message
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> "Bill" <bill@remove.nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:WSMWb.14522$_44.18392@attbi_s52...
> > One of the wheel hubcaps (plastic) on my 93 accord came off. Is it

> dangerous
> > to drive on highway?

>
> What did you do to make one of the hubcaps come off, while you were

driving?
> If it was properly installed, it would only have come off when the wheel
> nuts all came off and the tire and rim.
>
> > That makes me wonder what the purpose of hubcaps are. Thanks.

>
> They're basically for cosmetic effects.
>
> --
> Brian
> www.accesswave.ca/~orion
>
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>
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>



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Old 12 Feb 2004, 08:01 pm
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"tflfb" <fuksatw@qwest.net> wrote in message
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> Your nuts will be showing


LOL! That's a fact!


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Old 12 Feb 2004, 09:45 pm
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It's my recolection that when I last had the wheels off a '92 Accord
the wheel cover went on before the wheel nuts???? Could some one have
installed the wheel nuts first? Make sure the wheel nuts are tight and
there is no parts of a broken wheel cover under the nuts.

On Thu, 12 Feb 2004 23:06:48 GMT, "N.E.Ohio Bob" <rgstroud@neo.rr.com>
wrote:

> One morning, I noticed that the left front hub cap was gone from my
>son's 90 Accord DX. I asked him how it happened, and he said" I don't
>know." I thought about all my early years driving adventures, and let
>the conversation drop. bob


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