Why do people steal hub caps? Somebody stole my hubcap on the front passenger side. Just one. I reckon it’s not even one of those high end hub caps. It’s probably about 8 years old but I still wonder why people steal these things. Do they have any value?
Some people just steal stuff because they're peice of **** theives.half the time they don't even need or want what they steal.
The answer from "Josh" is good; I used to work at a store that sold used hubcaps and most of the time, the R/F hubcap would come off the rim due to the driver hitting curbs while parking (most people have no clue they even do it until they see a cap missing one day). Usually if caps are stolen, they are taken as a set, and must be very nice for a thief to want them. There are still some stores that sell good used caps - look online and you can buy just one
If it's original equipment on the car, yes. They are all quite
expensive . Even a plain hubcap is somewhat custom, there's
just so many different kinds & sizes and that makes them pricey.
It could have been a pothole, a bump, a theif or a number of
situations here. But I'll bet you're going to appreciate your hubcap
a little more when you try to find one at the price they go for.
ebay will have pictures and sizes, or try a local auto recycler.
Hope this helps a bit...
its not that they're hghly valuable, its just that there are low lives out there who might've lost a hub cap on their car and instead of buying a new set, they rather leach off of hard working people who earn what they have.
yes, if they are "rims" but regular plastic hub caps wouldn't. Plastic ones fall off easily, could that have been a possibility?
pranks or they need it for thier own car