MAKE YOUR PURCHASE A SUCCESS…
I’ve said this above and it’s a really important part of deterring a thief. Use your lock the way it was designed to be used, securing your bike in the best possible way. Learn more at The Best Way to Use a Bike Lock
Wipe down your lock with a damp cloth to remove grit, dust, dirt & rust then apply a wax lubricant to lock pins, dead-bolts, shackles and cylinders. This should be done every couple of months or whenever you think there is a need. Make sure the lubricant has a TEFLON base and once you have lubed move all the parts to make sure the lubricant has spread to where it needs to go.
You can only use a lock if you have it with you when you need it so store it in the same place as your bike helmet, bike lights, tools and bike cleaning kit. This means that when you’re heading out in a rush you won’t be held up by searching for a lock. It also means that every one in the family knows where to find the locks.