The Gate Defender is a universal tailgate lock designed to fit most late model trucks to help prevent tailgate theft. Similar to design as a padlock, this theft deterrent fits around the tailgate hinge and locks the tailgate to the truck. Once locked into place, the tailgate can easily open and close. As tailgate thefts are on the rise, the Gate Defender is a terrific low cost option to help prevent your tailgate from being stolen. Installs easily with no special tools required other than the included key.