Fraudsters left a lock on the wheel: how to get rid of the "setup"

  • Dec 14, 2020
Fraudsters left a lock on the wheel: how to get rid of the "setup".
Fraudsters left a lock on the wheel: how to get rid of the "setup".

Going out one morning to your car, you can see the most unpleasant thing - a lock on the wheel of the car and a note with requirements and a "reminder" that it is definitely not worth driving in this form if the road is beloved car. In such a situation, there is definitely no need to follow the lead of scammers, because if you want to cope with a nuisance, you can quickly and easily on your own.

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A very old scheme of deception. / Photo: yandex.ru.
A very old scheme of deception. / Photo: yandex.ru.

The essence of divorce is extremely simple - to demand money from a person for a code or a key to the lock. It is impossible to ride with a padlock on the wheel, and very often it is not physically possible either. Criminals can block the entire wheel by hooking the lock, including the fixed brake caliper.

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They hang not only on wheels. / Photo: ladystory.ru. Advertising

However, even if this was not done, then the lock dangling on the disc will certainly harm the wheel while driving, car components and bearings. Fortunately, fixing the problem isn't as hard as it sounds. Moreover, there are many ways to get rid of the lock.

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Ways to solve the problem

Bulgarian to help. / Photo: kolesa.ru.
Bulgarian to help. / Photo: kolesa.ru.

So, if the attached lock did not make the wheel completely motionless, then you can drive to the nearest car service with it, but only at a very low speed - up to 30 km / h. For a couple of kilometers of such a ride, something bad is unlikely to happen, but this method should be used only as a last resort.

Note: To increase safety, you can try to firmly fix the lock on the wheel using tape, chain, rubber bands, fixing clamps and the like.
You can put another wheel. / Photo: rent-truck.by.
You can put another wheel. / Photo: rent-truck.by.

In all other cases, the lock should be disposed of on the spot. If the car has a grinder or a hacksaw for metal, you can simply cut down the lock. Most often, fraudsters buy very cheap locks for divorce, and therefore with a high degree of probability it can be "broken" by taking out the larva with a hammer and flat screwdriver.
Finally, you can simply remove the wheel with a lock and put a spare together with it and go to a car service for help.

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