BOLT Locks offer unique gift ideas for those who tow

Versatile BOLT Locks make an ideal gift for anyone who values security and convenience when protecting their valuables. BOLT Locks’ patented “Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology” provides a convenient security option for protecting trailers, hitches, boats, generators, kayaks and more, all while reducing key clutter on a keychain.

BOLT Locks use specially crafted tumblers to memorize a vehicle’s ignition key the first time it is inserted into the lock. One complete turn of the key moves the tumblers to fit that one specific key, resulting in a uniquely programmed lock. The days of having to use different keys for each lock are gone.

The most popular BOLT Lock products are the vehicle hitch Receiver Locks. Designed to lock the ball mount receiver onto the hitch of the vehicle, the Receiver Lock comes in two sizes: ½-inch and 5/8-inches. BOLT Locks’ ½-inch Receiver Lock fits Class 1 and 2 hitches while the 5/8-inch Receiver Lock fits Class 3, 4 and 5 hitches.


For those on your gift list who tow, BOLT Lock’s Coupler Pin Lock and Trailer Coupler Lock provide the same single-key locking convenience for the trailer itself. The BOLT Coupler Pin Lock fits couplers from ½-inch to 3 3/8-inches in 1/8-inch increments, providing a snug fit. BOLT’s Coupler Pin Lock secures the locking lever from any movement and serves dual purposes: locking a trailer ball when hitched to a vehicle or making the coupler unusable when off-of the vehicle.

For additional unhitched trailer security, the Trailer Coupler Lock provides maximum protection for unattended trailers. Featuring bold red BOLT coloring, the robust device is a visible theft deterrent which is placed on the trailer’s coupler and locked to prevent being secured to another vehicle.


Have someone on your gift list that doesn’t tow? BOLT also offers cable locks and padlocks with the same single-key convenience and security. The cable lock can secure kayaks to a roof rack of a vehicle, bikes to the back of a vehicle, generators to trailers, spare tires under the bed of the truck and any other item which needs to be protected during transport or storage. The multipurpose cable lock features a six-foot-long ¼-inch black vinyl coated coiled cable.

BOLT Locks’ padlock can also be used in multiple ways: to lock a cargo trailer door, secure a storage shed, lock a toolbox or tackle box and more. No matter what needs secured, BOLT provides a convenient lock that opens with the vehicle’s ignition key in order to protect it.

STRATTEC Security Corporation, the parent company of BOLT Lock, has been in the industry of making locks and keys for original equipment vehicle manufacturers for 100 years. Creating the proprietary ignition keys, locks and related access control products for Ford, GM and Stellantis led the company to introduce the BOLT Lock product line to the aftermarket industry about seven years ago. With a vast knowledge base in vehicle security as well as access to ignition keys, it’s not much wonder BOLT technology has been awarded Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice Award and honored with the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Global Media Award numerous times.

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