When I mention locks, I am sure you think of the same old same old. Pad locks, receiver locks, cable locks, you know the deal. A lock is a lock, right? Wrong. I want to take a minute to tell you about a new product that is available. It’s a one key lock, made by Strattec, called Bolt Technology. I first heard about this lock on our commercial truck caps. A.R.E. started using them on their DCU series truck caps. One came to the shop and I was amazed. The lock cylinder can be keyed to any key of your choice. In this instance, it was the truck’s ignition key. No more fumbling for that cap key. Your vehicle key does it all. Our customers LOVED it! You always have too many keys, and you can never find the one you need, when you need it. This solves that problem.
Now I mentioned that this is now being used in by A.R.E. for the truck caps, but then I caught wind that they make other products too. Here at AJ’s Truck and Trailer Center, we sell everything from truck caps and accessories, to trailers, hitches, and everything related to towing. I always have customers looking for padlocks for their trailers. But then that leads to more keys. There are Bolt Technology padlocks available. Keyed to your vehicles main key, you aren’t adding another key to that key ring. Need to lock your equipment on site, there are cable locks. Worried about someone taking that expensive tri-ball adjustable hitch off the back of your truck? Or the bike rack from your SUV? There are receiver locks too.
The locks are super simple to use. Just put the key you want to use in the lock, twist a few times, and the cylinder is magically keyed. Amazing. Strattec has finally solved the key problem. Check out their products at www.boltlock.com and give us a call to place an order. These locks have so many uses aside from the automotive application. Keep that garage or shed locked with the same key you lock your trailer. Those days of an old coffee can full of miscellaneous keys will soon be a thing of the past.