sort of defeats the object of having locking wheel nuts if the key is near a wheel ! In my dim and distant past this was the first place I would look :embarassed:Zip ties. Zip tie the key to the spare wheel.....
Sorry about the hassle - hope you had a nice hire car
MarkIt's a reminder to MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR LOCKING WHEEL NUT KEYS ARE when you pick up your car after you have had your car serviced.