The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office is set to distribute free wheel locks for Kia and Hyundai vehicles in an effort aimed at combating auto thefts.

“Auto theft is a serious issue affecting communities nationwide, and Oneida County is not exempt,” said Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol.

Applicants must provide proof of Kia or Hyundai vehicle ownership (please see list of effected vehicles). Wheel locks are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limited quantity. Locks can be obtained at the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday, April 3, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Distribution will occur at 6075 Judd Road Oriskany NY 13424 in the front of the Oneida County Public Safety Complex.

For more information, please contact 315-765-2222.

Effected KIA Models

2010-2022 Soul

2011-2020 Optima

2011-2021 Forte

2011-2021 Rio

2011-2021 Sedona

2021-2022 Seltos

2011-2022 Sorento

2011-2022 Sportage

2021-2022 K5

Effected Hyundai Models

2017-2020 Elantra

2015-2019 Sonata

2020-2021 Venue

2018-2022 Accent

2011-2016 Elantra

2021-2022 Elantra

2018-2020 Elantra GT

2011-2014 Genesis Coupe

2018-2022 Kona

2020-2021 Palisade

2013-2018 Santa Fe Sport

2013-2022 Santa Fe

2019 Santa Fe XL

2011-2014 Sonata

2011-2022 Tucson

2012-2017, 2019-2021 Veloster