BOLT Trailer Locks

March 21, 2019

MILWAUKEE - Award-winning technology specifically designed to protect valuables is the must-have tool for kayakers, boaters, racers, off-road adventurers and anyone who tows. The patented "Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology" of BOLT Locks is a convenient security option for protecting trailers, hitches, boats, ladders, 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. 

 "BOLT Locks are truly unique in that they are an incredibly useful solution to reducing key clutter because just the ignition key is used for any BOLT lock. The convenient security that BOLT offers is unparalleled. Anyone that tows will find our One-Key Lock Technology both innovative and practical," said Jason Buckles, Sales Account Manager for BOLT Lock.

The stainless steel pin of the Coupler Pin Lock fits couplers from 1/2-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. When the trailer is not hitched to a vehicle, the coupler pin lock secures the locking lever so that it cannot be moved in order for a new vehicle to attach a ball mount to the trailer. 

The BOLT Receiver Lock is the other dual purpose lock for towing. Designed to lock the ball mount receiver onto the hitch of the vehicle, the Receiver Lock comes in two sizes: 1/2-inch and 5/8-inches. BOLT Locks' 1/2-inch Receiver Lock fits Class 1 and 2 hitches while the 5/8-inch Receiver Lock fits Class 3, 4 and 5 hitches. The receiver locks work by locking the ball mount to the receiver. When the ball mount is attached to the receiver hitch of the vehicle, the receiver lock is inserted and locked into place. This specific lock can be used whether or not a trailer is hitched to the vehicle. The receiver lock prevents the ball mount from being stolen off of the vehicle as well as preventing the trailer itself being stolen with the ball mount receiver. 

Market demand for a lock to protect unattended trailers led to the design and creation of the company's new hardened steel, red powder-coated Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock. 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. 

BOLT also offers cable locks and padlocks. 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 1/4-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 Chrysler led the company to introduce the BOLT Lock product line to the aftermarket industry about six 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.

About BOLT (Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology)

BOLT locks come with a limited lifetime warranty. Find a BOLT retailer by using the zip code finder,  BOLT Locks are available at 4-Wheel Parts stores,, Cabela's, Pep Boys, and Summit For more information, visit or call 844.972.7547. Follow BOLT:, Instagram: @boltlock or Twitter: @BOLTLock

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