Originally Posted by Living_The_Dream
I am thinking about removing my wheel covers for a long trip. One less thing to worry about. I may use cable ties though. Can't decide. With my TPMS and new valve stems I need to cut part of the chrome away on the front might be easier to just remove them.
Sometimes information in here should be utilized for general knowledge. By that I mean, just because a handful of Solera owners lost a hubcap, doesn't mean the hubcaps are faulty in the general sense. The cause could be several reasons. Lose fitting from the initial installation. Fix is to check for snugness, using all four removal pressures as a benchmark to adjust any loose fitting caps. There are tabs on the back side that allow them to snap in place properly.
Try doing a general walk around at refueling, sorta like a pilot does before taking off. Feel the outer lip for any lifting from the steel rim. I generally do that as a check off before continuing on. Just a suggestion.