I have seen a lot of wheel covers at the dealers with tie wraps to hold them on to the steel wheels. When I asked the service manager if this is because of the flimsy design of the wheel, he said that it was to prevent them from being stolen off the car. :bullshit2I think that a tie wrap will not stop a wheel cover thief.
The Corolla wheel covers are the worse wheel covers I have ever seen on a production car, even the aftermarket would be ashamed to sell you such crappy wheel covers. The tabs on the wheel covers have a tendency to break off, I would put tie wraps on the wheels to keep them from flying off:wtf:
I've always put tie wraps on my wheel covers for the same reasons. Without them, it's real easy for anybody to pry off your wheel covers. You need a pocket knife or snippers to get them off. The main reason for the tie wraps however is here we have really horrible roads covered with potholes.