Navigating the Wheels, Tires and Parts for a Toyota Tacoma

Your truck needs to have good condition tires in place at all times. In order to keep the tires mounted, various wheel components are necessary. eBay motors provides you with access to OEM and aftermarket parts to keep your vehicle functioning properly and your tires looking stylish.

How does a wheel stay mounted to the truck?

The tires are mounted to the wheels, and the wheels are mounted to the control arms on the axle of your Tacoma. The way that the wheel stays mounted is with the use of lug nuts. You will need to make sure that you have the correct size tire and wheel for your Tacoma. Further, you need the number of lug nuts that are present for the studs on the spindle. Not all lug nuts fit all studs, so you will need to find out what size is needed.

Are center caps required?

Center caps are optional parts that fit into the center of the wheel. They are designed to protect the lug nuts from weather and debris. If you choose to get a center cap, it will need to be removed when you change the tires. Without the cap, however, you could experience rust and dirt getting into the lug nuts, making it harder to get them off when you have flat tires. There are various designs for you to choose from:

  • Solid colors
  • Stainless steel or aluminum
  • Toyota logo
What are available wheel materials?

There are a number of materials you can look for on eBay. If you want a decorative look to your tires, its possible to choose the aesthetic based on the material for your Tacoma. Based on the material that you choose, it can impact the ability to keep them looking clean as well as the overall weight of the wheels.

  • Aluminum
  • Steel alloy
  • Carbon fiber
  • Chrome
What is the difference between OEM and aftermarket parts?

Your vehicle has specific manufacturer parts on it when it comes out of the factory. These are OEM parts, otherwise referred to as Original Equipment Manufacturer. If you want to replace anything so that it is just like what the factory provided, you would need an OEM part. Anything else would be classified as an aftermarket part, which can be produced by a large number of manufacturers. This includes everything from tire pressure sensors to center caps.

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