Addresses removal issues when factory key is not available.
AKRON, Ohio – (November 30, 2010) – A service technician faced with attempting to find a customer’s factory key to unlock the wheel or wheel cover locks found on many vehicles today has a time consuming job. Oftentimes the customer doesn’t even know their vehicle is equipped with locks, and they have no idea where the key might be.
Now, Ken-Tool a leading innovator in tire-service tools, addresses this time-consuming and aggravating problem with the Ken-Tool Wheel Cover and Wheel-Lock removal kits for Ford, Chrysler and GM vehicles, including the new 13-Piece Deluxe Removal Kit (#30171), joining the 9-Piece kit (#30170). The kits also cover standard and oversized OEM and aftermarket wheel locks for other domestic and imported cars and light trucks.
The kits feature a durable red blow molded plastic case, and are used with a 1/2”-drive ratchet wrench. The technician matches the correct socket for the application, and then gently taps the socket over the lock with a soft-face hammer. The gently tapered internal surface of the socket grips the lock’s surface, and when the turning force is applied to the ratchet wrench handle, the lock is loosened and removed. The 13-Piece Deluxe Removal Kit includes 3/4”/19 mm and 7/8” Twist Sockets for removal of damaged lug nuts or oversized locks. An extractor punch is included to remove the lock from the socket.
Each tool is hardened for durability and black-oxide-coated for rust and corrosion protection. Wheel cover and lock-removal tools are also available individually, as well as the kits.
All Ken-Tool Wheel Cover and Wheel Lock-Removal Kits are made in the U.S. and feature a limited lifetime warranty.
For more information about these and other professional tire-changing tools, please visit www.kentool.com.
Ken-Tool is the world’s leading manufacturer of tire service hand tools. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Ken-Tool has been providing the tire industry and automotive aftermarket with quality products for nearly 90 years.