As of 2015, some features of center hubcaps for Chevrolet vehicles such as the Doorman 909-029 gray wheel center cap include plastic material, a silver finish and an attachment method that uses the nut to cover the thread. The Doorman 909-026 wheel center cap also features a push-on attachment method and silver-painted finish. The specific features of Chevy center caps depend on the brand of the hubcap and the model and year of the Chevy vehicle.
The Doorman 909-029 wheel center cap is appropriate for Chevrolet vehicles from model years between 1999 and 2013, such as the 2013 Chevrolet Express 3500 and the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. Consumers with a 2002 or 2003 Chevrolet Malibu can use the Doorman 909-026 wheel center hub cap. Doorman wheel center caps aid in keeping dirt from the road off wheel hubs and wheel bolts. These hubcaps also match the original fit of the cap as a direct replacement.
Hubcaps once served the purpose of keeping grease from escaping from the inner hub that connected to wheels in early vehicles or to reduce the noise from wire wheels. Current hubcaps serve cosmetic purposes and also protect the wheel nuts and bolts from corrosion and rust. Consumers can use factory-made hubcaps that use plastic clips or buy aftermarket replacement hubcaps that use durable metal clips.