USEFUL information and tips

Wheel rim lock? Wheel lock! Or maybe an anti-theft wheel lock? So where’s the difference?
People use different names for wheel bolts or nuts with a special coding on the head, which can only be opened with a particular key. Whatever the name used, it always means the same, a special protection, which helps secure your valuable alloy wheels from theft. 
We have summarized the five most frequently asked questions on this page for you.  Below the corresponding question you will find some information and useful tips.  

Or you can contact our customer service on 00800 25 99 34 00 or by email to

Are there plastic caps for the McGard anti-theft wheel locks?

McGard does not offer plastic caps for your own security. If a thief does not immediately notice the McGard wheel locks, because they are covered with plastic caps, and he starts to open the normal wheel bolts or nuts, he won’t reinstall them after having determined that the car is protected with wheel locks. This can be very dangerous for you, as you surely do not check every day if the wheel bolts or nuts are tightened. 

If you have black wheel bolts or nuts or caps, you can use our black wheel locks we developed for you.  

How do I find the right McGard wheel locks for my vehicle?

The McGard Configurator on the home page lets you find the right anti-theft wheel lock quickly and easily. Once you have selected your vehicle model and the brand of your alloys, the part number you are looking for appears at the bottom. Note: If you are using special modifications or wheel spacers, please enter the original bolt size when searching for your anti-theft wheel lock.

What can I do if my key gets lost or damaged?

You can order a replacement key quickly and easily from our online shop. Further details can be found under Customer Service (link to corresponding page). 

How do I order a McGard replacement key?

Register your key, and you will receive your replacement quickly and without further trouble if you should lose your key or the code card.
Under the heading Customer Service you will find the corresponding form.

How do I install and remove my McGard wheel lock?

Under Customer Service (link to subpage) you will find the information you need and a demonstration video on how to install and remove your McGard wheel lock.

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