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Top 10 Steering Wheel Locks 2016

An automobile is one of the most steeply-priced purchases you'll ever make, and today's sophisticated thieves can get into any vehicle, no matter how fancy the security system. But if they get into yours, they may not be capable of cross everywhere if you have the sort of difficult and powerful steerage wheel locks.

The WRAP Steering Wheel Lock & Airbag Cover.-by-WholesaleCarCoversThe Club 2100 Truck/SUV Club Steering Wheel Lock, RedNRG Innovations SRK-101MB Quick Lock - Matte BlackThe Club 1102 LX Series Steering Wheel Lock, BlueEFORCAR(R) 1 PCS Universal Anti-Theft Car Van Security Rotary Steering Wheel Lock Fits AllThe Club 1000 Original Club Steering Wheel Lock, RedFarmunion New Foldable Car Steering Wheel Anti-theft Three-direction Airbag Lock UniversalMagnasonic AUTOLOCK200 Auto Steering Wheel Security Lock Vehicle Anti-Theft Device for Cars, Pickup Trucks, Minivans & SUVs (12 Pack)The WRAP Steering Wheel Lock & Airbag CoverMaster Lock 263DAT Titanium High Security Steering Wheel Lock

Even The Good Thieves Must Pass

Groucho Marx once famously said, "I don't want to belong to any club that would accept people like me as a member." It's just the type of unexpected and ironic comment that made Marx's comedy so unique and unforgettable. I think, however, that if we were talking about The Club–as in any steering wheel-mounted deterrent to vehicular theft–Mr. Marx might just have made an exception.

That's because nobody wants their car stolen. Other than having your car totaled while you're away from it, I couldn't imagine a bigger bummer upon returning to your parking spot to find it empty.

A steering wheel lock serves a dual purpose for keeping crooks from commandeering your car, drastically decreasing the likelihood that you'll ever have to handle a theft situation.

The first method by which a steering wheel lock does its duty is a visual one. Imagine you're a car thief. Let's say you're stealing the cars for a good reason, so you don't have to feel guilty. Maybe the mob has your cousin held against his will and they won't release him until you deliver them a certain number of vehicles. I think that's a movie by now.

So, there you are casing out a poorly lit portion of a stadium parking lot. The game inside is a real nail-biter, so even the security detail is distracted. You pass silently among the rides, looking for just the right make and model, but, when you finally find it, it has got a steering wheel lock installed. Odds are, for the management of your personal risk, you're going to move on and look for a suitable substitute.

The second method comes into play if you desperately need that specific make and model and it's the only such car in the lot. You slip a slim jim through the window, pop the lock, break the ignition, and start the engine. Then the real trouble starts.

That steering wheel lock has the steering column locked in the position of a hard left turn. It has a little play, but you don't have the keys, so there's no way you could ever get it straightened out without the sawing through the lock itself, and there's no time for that. At this point, you jump out of the car and call your Aunt and Uncle to tell them you did everything you could to save their child from the clutches of the mafia.

Looks, In This Case, Can't Be Deceiving


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A lot of the steering wheel locks on our list bear a striking resemblance to the most well-known lock on the market, The Club. It's sensible to copy that design; it's sold millions of units and is proven to reduce theft numbers in some communities by as much as 45%.

That isn't the only option out there, though, and the differences between what I'll call the standard design and the other locks available are primarily aesthetic and secondarily functional since they all lock your wheel.

On the aesthetic end of the spectrum, manufacturers and law enforcement agencies repeatedly tout the visibility of the standard steering wheel lock design. Its very presence is an automatic deterrent. There are some steering wheel locks, however, that are built to go unseen.

It's understandable that if you pay a certain premium for a flashy ride, you might not want to sully its image with a bar of bright metal coated with an even brighter synthetic rubber. Instead, you might prefer a more understated locking mechanism that will still keep your car from getting stolen, but without any kind of the eyesore.

Of course, an understated lock might lead a potential thief to still bust through your window or wreak havoc on your door's electronics while fishing around with a hanger or a slim jim, damage that inevitably carries with it a significant deductible from your insurance company. A more visible lock ought to send the thieves packing long before it ever comes to this.

A couple of the more advanced locks out there also have an audio component to them, an alarm that will sound at ear-splitting decibels should a criminal attempt to confiscate your wheels. The best locks, in our opinion, combine all three elements: visibility, vehicular immobilization, and an alarm.

Better Than Chains


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During the Korean War, soldiers immobilized their vehicles against theft by locking the steering columns with chains. One soldier from this period returned from the battlefront to his home in Pennsylvania, where he conceived of the device we now know as The Club.

It was a good long while between his return and The Club's 1986 introduction to the marketplace, but it made an enormous splash. In the years since dozens of companies have successfully and unsuccessfully stolen his designs, making them either a little better or a lot worse depending on the materials used.

In the 1990s, The Club's advertising campaign exploded, and the videos–all of which now seem hilariously dated–are just waiting for you to enjoy them online.

Other companies sought to improve on what were perceived to be flaws in The Club's design, implementing totally new shapes and concepts to the locking of a steering column. They all work better than a length of chain, so check out the features on each and choose wisely.


#10.Master Lock 263DAT Titanium High Security Steering Wheel Lock


Master Lock Titanium High-Security Steering Wheel Lock is designed to provide security for the steering wheel. It features a quad lock design and is made from titanium material which makes the lock indestructible. This lock facilitates easy installation and is backed by limited lifetime warranty.


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#9.The WRAP Steering Wheel Lock & Airbag Cover


The Wrap is an innovative vehicle theft deterrent that mounts easily to the steering wheel and offers an astounding array of features designed to provide a high level of protection against vehicle theft, air bag theft and joy riding. The remote controlled Wrap offers three levels of protection: mechanical, visual and audio. When tampered with, the WRAP will sound a deafening alarm. It can be armed in two ways. One way is by using the remote. Simply exit the vehicle and within ten feet click the green button, arming The WRAP. When you get back into the vehicle, click the red button, again when you are within ten feet.


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#8.Magnasonic AUTOLOCK200 Auto Steering Wheel Security Lock Vehicle Anti-Theft Device for Cars, Pickup Trucks, Minivans & SUVs (12 Pack)


Highly visible, this strong visual deterrent alerts a potential thief that your car is protected and inoperable. The AUTOLOCK200 is a steering wheel lock that police recommend to be the best way to deter auto theft. With auto theft on the rise, it is estimated that every 40 seconds a vehicle is stolen. The AUTOLOCK200 is easily seen from outside the vehicle day or night due to the bright red coating and reflective logo.


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#7.Farmunion New Foldable Car Steering Wheel Anti-theft Three-direction Airbag Lock Universal


High-quality Steel alloy & PU & PVC 1) Three-direction lock design: the steering wheel locked at the left side, right side and airbag direction. According to manufacture test, it will take more than 45 minutes to cut all three parts out, while, most thief will give up in 5 minutes. So, it's very safe for car owners.
2) When lock is cut by thief, airbag apron will press the car horn to make alert.
3) Lock fork can rotate in 360 degrees, suitable for most steering wheels with thick cover.
4) The angle of the lock apron can be adjusted so as to make it more suitable for use.
5) Lock beam is made of high-quality steel alloy, which hardness is two times of regular 304 steel. So, it's still in good condition at violent destruction of 16 tons of hydraulic shears.
6) There is anti-wear cushion on contact areas in order to protect your steering wheel from any damage.
7) It can be folded and placed under the driver's seat when it is not used.
8) Lock handle is covered by high-quality PU with man-made sewing, high-grade in appearance and durable in hot summer.


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#6.The Club 1000 Original Club Steering Wheel Lock, Red


The Club 1000 Original Club Steering Wheel Lock is a part of The Club line of quality products by Winner International. The Club is the original, patented vehicle steering wheel lock and the number one selling mechanical anti-theft device for cars and trucks. This product is a strong visual deterrent that alerts a potential thief that your car is protected. On top of that, it's also virtually impossible to defeat as time and effort are a thief's enemies.


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#5.EFORCAR(R) 1 PCS Universal Anti-Theft Car Van Security Rotary Steering Wheel Lock Fits All


way more simple to install than a regular club. works great and keeps the wheel from moving. The pin seemed a bit loose where you lock it in but it's secure enough to not get loose. Don't know why it says it's for "van security," it fits just fine on my sedan.


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#4.The Club 1102 LX Series Steering Wheel Lock, Blue


The Club 1102 LX Series Steering Wheel Lock features a chrome plated locking housing and a laser encrypted key that resists picking, hammering, and freon. This patented vehicle steering wheel lock is the number one selling a mechanical anti-theft device for cars and trucks. The Club brand is synonymous with automotive security. The Club steering wheel lock is highly visible and provides a strong visual deterrent that alerts a potential thief that your car is protected. It is virtually impossible to defeat and time and effort are a thief's enemies. The new and improved solid steel hooks provide even greater security.


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#3.NRG Innovations SRK-101MB Quick Lock - Matte Black


These units are meant to quickly and easily disable the use if the steering hub by not allowing the placement of a steering wheel into the hub. No more worries of someone simply replacing your steering wheel with their own to drive away with your vehicle. Made from solid steel and utilizing the Ball-Lock design and key mechanism, this product will deter any would-be thief from stealing your vehicle.


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#2.The Club 2100 Truck/SUV Club Steering Wheel Lock, Red


The Club 2100 Truck/SUV Club Steering Wheel Lock is a part of The Club line of quality products by Winner International. This strong visual deterrent alerts a potential thief that your car is protected. The Club is also virtually impossible to defeat especially when time and effort are a thief's enemies. The additional length added to this Club provides a more secure fit for larger SUVs and trucks. This product is guaranteed for one year from date of purchase for up to $2000 against the owner's comprehensive insurance deductible (not valid in New York State, Hawaii, Texas, or Wisconsin where it is prohibited by insurance law).


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#1.The WRAP Steering Wheel Lock & Airbag Cover.-by-WholesaleCarCovers


It can be armed in two ways. One way is by using the remote.Simply exit the vehicle and within ten feet click the green button, arming TheWRAP. When you get back into the vehicle, click the red button, again when you are within ten feet. Your other option is to simply turn the key and exit the vehicle. The WRAP will arm itself in about thirty seconds. There is a switch on the back that will allow you to choose. Constructed of super high impact resistant space-age resin, The Wrap is reinforced with stainless steel, making it lightweight, weather-resistant, and virtually indestructible.


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