The 10 Best Locking Lug Nuts

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This wiki has been updated 21 times since it was first published in February of 2019. You can’t always avoid parking your car in a seedy neighborhood, but that doesn’t mean it has to be vulnerable to thieves while it's unattended. If you’d rather not return to see it up on blocks with the wheels missing, then one of these sets of locking lug nuts is a must. They have tamper-resistant designs that can only be removed by a special tool or a considerable, conspicuous effort. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. McGard 24538

2. Gorilla Guard 61681

3. Honda Genuine Alloy

Editor's Notes

April 10, 2019:

No locking lug nut is completely foolproof, but we rounded up the most reliable selections we could find from reputable brands to give you your best shot at protection. When used in conjunction with other safety precautions (parking close to the curb and in well-lit, high-traffic areas), they should deter most opportunists with nefarious intent, although professional thieves are always coming up with ways to get around these impediments.

Because there are so many different types of rims and lug sizes, we included a variety to suit everyone's needs. You'll find options for Jeep (Mopar Jeep One-Piece), Honda (Honda Genuine Alloy), and Toyota (Toyota Wheel Locks), as well as choices that can be hidden beneath a hubcap for aesthetic purposes (McGard Cone Seat) and even a pleasing neon colored option (Muteki SR48) for users who want to add extra flair while showing robbers that their wheels are protected.

4. DPAccessories Acorn Bulge

5. Toyota Wheel Locks

6. DPAccessories Dual Hex

7. McGard Cone Seat

8. Mopar Jeep One-Piece

9. Muteki SR48

10. The System

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

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