What Are Wheel Locks: Ford Parts BC

May 25,2022

First invented in the 1960s, wheel locks are anti-theft devices that are designed to stop people from stealing hubcaps, tires, and any other part of the wheel.

The set typically comes with four lug nuts that are styled to look like the standard units. Sometimes, these are referred to as “hidden” locks. A key is also provided. Crafted with special sockets that perfectly line up with the pattern of the locks, it is used to remove the pieces of the wheel when you need to change a tire. The key can be stored in the glove box or with the spare.

When installing these components, you need to ensure that it is properly torqued. A torque wrench is the best tool for installation. If the piece isn’t put on correctly, it may come loose and give off a rattling sound.

The best part is that wheel locks are impossible to remove without the appropriate key. There isn’t enough space around them for any type of prying tool to fit. So, what happens if you lose the key? You can get a replacement from the manufacturer or dealership.

Need to purchase a set of wheel locks for your Ford vehicle? Get in touch with the team at Ford Parts BC to place an order!

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