Theft of spare wheels


The theft of spare wheels from light utility vehicles and SUVs is on the increase. According to Grip-Tech, a supplier of Execuline approved spare wheel locks, “conventional spare wheel locks hang just below the spare wheel on a shaft that fits loosely through a wheel lug hole ... Thieves attack the exposed shaft and snap off the hanging lock body.” Grip-Tech’s Auto-Grip Spare Wheel Lock “bolts directly onto the wheel so it will never damage the rim, and will never jam, even if buried in mud.”


Effectively immediately on all new business and existing policies from November 2014, an additional excess of R2500 will apply in the event of theft of a spare wheel unless the vehicle has been fitted with a Grip-Tech; Auto-Grip Spare Wheel Lock and proof of such fitment is submitted to Execuline prior to such a loss.

Auto-Grip Spare Wheel Lock Kits retail from R350 incl VAT from the factory in Midrand. Fitment by Vehicle dealerships and VESA fitment centers around the country will cost a little more but still well worth the peace of mind.