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Are you kidding me????? They stole it again???? What the **** is wrong with people.
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Discovered yesterday that my spare wheel on my 06/07 Santa had been nicked off the car. The tethering mechanism had been cut!!!
I'm going to get it sorted on the insurance, but can anyone offer me advice on how to secure it so it doesn't happen again? Wheel cover, in the boot etc.
Well guys, I posted the original thread on this and I'm very sorry to say that I had my second spare wheel stolen in the last few days. I had protected it with a 12mm steel cable wrapped around the whinching cable, but that didn't bother them at all!
I cannot go through the insurance again as I'll lose my NCD and I'll have lost out both ways! So I'm going to hunt around for a steel wheel that I can keep in the garage and put in the boot for longer trips! I'll keep a couple of tyre sealants in the car for immediate emergencies.
Hyundai are totally against the ideal of replacing with a steel wheel, or in fact anything that isn't the officially branded spare wheel. They cite that the holes may not match up etc. Scare tactics, or genuine concern? I'd appreciate anyone's thoughts on this and if anyone can suggest somewhere in the Midlands to get such a thing then that would be great.
I've seen a couple of things on the net to protect Discovery spares, but I have a feeling that this is just a challenge for them! So, I've lost faith in any measure to stop the theft of something that is as exposed as the spare wheel.
BTW, I don't live in a high crime area - suburbia actually, but about a couple of years ago a load of travellers set up site about 10 miles from where I live. They're always around in their rag and bone vans, so I can only assume this is connected - but I'm no Sherlock Holmes. All I know is that the police aren't that interested!
That's strange I got my steel wheels from Hyundai for my winter tires.
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