The Spare wheel guard security Lock has been developed to address and prevent the continual problem of spare wheel theft from Light Commercial Vehicles. Whilst many companies and tradesmen do not fully recognise this problem, those who have experienced it appreciate the average cost for replacing the wheel and tyre and repairing the damage caused by the theft to be around £350.00 (This does not include loss of work time whilst the vehicle is off the road).
Many vehicle fleet operators believe the only way to stop their vehicle spare wheels being stolen is to remove them and either store them back at a depot, or store them inside the vehicle. As many tradesmen do not secure the wheels in position it then becomes a hazardous free moving load and in the event of an accident can become extremely dangerous. Companies should pay particular attention to this.