Temple Police Department Offers Free Steering Wheel Locks

TEMPLE, TX (November 27, 2023) – The Temple Police Department is offering free steering wheel locks to Temple residents who own Kia and Hyundai vehicles to aid in keeping their cars safe from theft. There are 196 locks available, and the giveaway will begin on November 29, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Temple Police Department, located at 209 E Avenue A. The giveaway will last until all 196 locks are gone. 

As an increase in car thefts involving Kia and Hyundai vehicles have been reported, the Temple Police Department is providing 196 steering wheel locks to assist residents who own vehicles of these makes in keeping their cars safe from potential theft.

A steering wheel lock is a metal rod that is connected to the steering wheel to prevent it from turning and can only be unlocked with a designated key. They help serve as a visual deterrent and signal to thieves that a car will be difficult to steal. 

Residents interested in receiving a lock must visit the police department in person with their Kia or Hyundai vehicle and proof of Temple residency. After November 29, residents can visit Temple PD Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to pick up a lock pending availability.