What do you do if you lose your wheel lock key?
Purchase a new key. This is sometimes the easiest option although it can sometimes be expensive. However if you’d like to use the original locking wheel nut set you’ll need to buy a new locking wheel nut key. Each key comes with a code so you can order a replacement from the vehicle manufacturer.
How much does a replacement wheel lock key cost?
between $20 and $120 per set
Still can’t find your wheel lock key? You may need to order a new one from the dealer or manufacturer. To do this, you will need the code that corresponds with your particular key. Generally, you can expect to pay between $20 and $120 per set.
Where is wheel lock key located?
The key usually comes in a set which can be found with the spare tire or sometimes in the glove box. If the key is lost or gets broken somehow, the dealer or manufacturer can make a new one. It’s a good idea to always make sure that you get your wheel lock key back whenever your wheels are removed.
Do wheel locks have the same key?
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.
Can wheel locks be removed without the key?
A wheel lock is used to fasten the wheel on your vehicle, as a regular wheel nut would, but uses a part-specific key to unlock it. It is common to lose a wheel lock key. The wheel lock key can be removed manually. Before beginning, make sure your vehicle is on a flat surface and all wheels are level.
Can the dealership remove wheel locks?
Dealership mechanics have the manufacturer-specific master set of keys so they can remove your wheel locks. Usually, you don’t need an appointment for a simple service like that unless the dealership is very busy.
Are wheel locks a waste of money?
For most drivers, wheel locks are unnecessary and will likely cause you more harm than good. However, you might benefit from wheel locks in a small variety of situations, including: If you live in an area where tire, rim, or wheel theft is common.
Should I get wheel locks on my new car?
Are Wheel Locks Necessary? For most drivers, wheel locks are unnecessary and will likely cause you more harm than good. However, you might benefit from wheel locks in a small variety of situations, including: If you live in an area where tire, rim, or wheel theft is common.
Do steering wheel locks stop thieves?
Steering wheel locks are effective, except when they are not What that means is that if a thief gets your car started and attempts to drive it without removing the lock first, they won’t be able to properly drive the car, rendering it useless and hopefully deterring the theft altogether.