Do thieves have wheel lock keys?

Wheel locks are designed to prevent thieves from stealing rims and tires off your car. Wheel locks consist of four special lug nuts and one key.

Think of wheel locks as a cheap insurance policy for your wheels and tires, since they are really difficult to remove without the special key. In addition, thieves generally go for easy targets, so wheel locks may be enough to deter them from attempting to steal your wheels and tires.

Also Know, are wheel lock keys unique? Basically one of the 4 or 5 bolts on the wheel will have a unique pattern on it that a standard socket will not fit. Keys can get lost, and it’s difficult to get replacements, resulting in having to take the locks of all the wheels and replace them with new locks.

Moreover, are all Honda wheel lock keys the same?

If that’s the case, what’s the point of the wheel lock when every other Honda owner/thief has the same key? Nope. They vary slightly BUT from what I see at work there’s like a 1 in an 8 to 10 chance of having a matching wheel lock (unless the manufacture rotates/changes design after so many castings).

How do you get a wheel lock off without the key?

Time Required

  1. Step 1: Look for the damn key. Don’t give up so easily!
  2. Step 2: Figure out what size socket is ‘close,’ make sure it’s a 12-Point.
  3. Step 3: Smash that socket onto the locking lug nut with a hammer.
  4. Step 4: Apply leverage.
  5. Step 5: Revel in your success!
  6. Step 6: Get the locking lug nut out of your socket.

Can rims be stolen with wheel locks?

Use wheel locks on each wheel, including your spare. The locks fit on each wheel and make the lug nuts extremely difficult to remove without a key. It’s important never to lose the key because you’ll need it if you ever get a flat tire. However, the locks greatly reduce your risk of losing your wheels and tires.

Can I get a replacement locking wheel nut key?

Buy Your Locking Wheel Nut Replacement (Key) – Removal Accessory Tool Online Now! Yes, you may have just bought a car, van, caravan, motor-home, trailer or even a horsebox and discovered that your locking wheel nut (removal tool) is missing or you may have lost or broken your locking wheel nut.

Do you really need locking wheel nuts?

If you need to pull over due to a puncture, you’re going to need that locking wheel nut key in order to remove the tyre and put the spare on. Similarly, if your tyres are worn and in need replacing, your garage will need the locking wheel nut key in order to fit new tyres to your vehicle.

Are alloy wheel locks worth it?

Not worth it for any rims. They’re not going to stop any real thief, and they’re more likely to be lost and strand you somewhere because you can’t change the wheel. Just to tell you how easy it is to remove without the key, my friend lost their key and I easily removed them by pounding a socket onto the wheel lock.

What does a wheel lock key look like?

WHAT DOES A LOCKING WHEEL NUT KEY LOOK LIKE? Locking wheel nut keys come in varying designs, but they all look quite similiar. A standard one is 2-3 inches long and 1-1½ inches wide. One end is hexagonal and the other is hollow with an insert to grip the wheel nut.

How do I keep my wheels from being stolen?

Here are four ways to help prevent your wheels from being stolen, as advised by the NICB and the Tire Industry Association: Use Wheel Locks. Wheel locks install in place of your car’s lug nuts. Use a Car Alarm. If you buy an anti-theft car alarm, opt for an advanced one. Park in High-Traffic Areas. Park Close To The Curb.

Where is wheel lock key located?

They are like regular lug nuts but have a cut out in them and need a key to be removed. Each set of wheel locks have their own key. They are used to deter criminals from stealing your wheels. The key usually comes in a set which can be found with the spare tire or sometimes in the glove box.

Are locking wheel nuts unique to each car?

Locking wheel nuts are designed to protect your alloy wheels from being easily accessible to thieves. Each set of locking wheel nuts has a unique indent with a key that matches up with the pattern. The only time the wheel lug nuts can be removed is when the key with the correct pattern is inserted.

What is a wheel lock key?

Wheel locks are designed to prevent thieves from stealing rims off your car. Wheel locks consist of four special lug nuts and one key. As seen below lug nuts have a specific pattern that only the key that comes with the set can install or remove them.

Are locking wheel nuts specific to each car?

Today, many car manufactures are fitting the lock wheel nuts to their vehicles as standards in their production line. The lock wheel nut uses a simple principle where each lock nut has a unique indent and matching key. This means the nut can only be accessed or removed once the key has been inserted.

How do I order a McGard key?

To order a replacement key or lock online visit cs.mcgard.com. Order by mail is also an option. Send us your McGard I.D. Registration Card (if you have not done so previously), complete the order form contained in the McGard package and specify exactly what you need.