With wheel and tire security becoming less and less reliable, in regards of the current wheel locks being sold today, the basic tactics of wheel thieves still remain the same. The simple process of acquiring readily available wheel keys is as far as they need to look to get the job done. With wheel lock companies continuing to produce their product as they did since being developed in the 1960’s, it’s no wonder that these thieves are getting away with an average of 90,000 wheels each year without much effort at all.
These outdated designs have lent themselves to force consumers to install multiple wheel locks, as in one on each individual stud. Not only is this more costly to the consumer, but is also unnecessary as it has been proven to fail time and time again! Whether through using an anonymously procured key which is easily found online as well as on the streets, or simply slamming a socket into your lock until it tightens, it only takes five minutes or less for these thugs to remove your lugs.
Wheel thieves do not act on impulse, they have already staked out your vehicle and come fully prepared with the appropriate tools to get the job done quickly and efficiently. The techniques of these thieves have been perfected and sustained over the last 50 years and counting.