Best Steering Wheel Locks

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 3, 2020
In your absence, your car is not as secure as you likely think. But, with the right steering wheel lock, it will be. The right car security lock will deter thieves and prevent them from stealing your favorite vehicle. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Materials
Lock Mechanism
Extras
Length
Warranty
 
PROS

Hydraulic sheared, the reinforced alloy profile makes the lock basically immune to cutting, drilling, prying, sawing, and mold. In addition to the lock, you receive a screwdriver that allows you to remove the set screw and reset the combination code. 

CONS

The lock will not fit SUVs. 

OUR VERDICT

While most steering wheel locks open with keys that you can always lose or thieves can easily replicate, the LC Prime VA030BE employs a combination lock. Using this lock, you can set a 5-digit code and ensure that even the craftiest criminals will not be able to steal your car.

detailed parameters
Type

Steering wheel lock

Materials

Steel

Lock Mechanism

Combination (5 digits) 

Extras

Soft coating (prevents interior scratching), built-in emergency hammer, screwdriver included

Length

18.1" - 27.2" 

Warranty

60 days

PROS

You cannot freon, pry, hammer, or saw this lock off. But you can adjust the length between 21.9" and 32", fitting cars with large steering wheels. The keys are laser encrypted so that thieves cannot easily replicate them.

CONS

A little awkward to remove. 

OUR VERDICT

Winner International The Club 1103 LX Series, sporting an intense metallic finish, works not just as a physical lock but also as an excellent visual deterrent, telling thieves that they should try their luck elsewhere. Plus, the finish prevents the lock from corroding. 

detailed parameters
Type

Steering wheel lock

Materials

Steel

Lock Mechanism

Key (3 keys included)

Extras

Soft coating (prevents interior scratching), patented self-locking feature

Length

21.9" - 32"

Warranty

1 year (guaranteed for up to $2000.00 against the owner's comprehensive insurance deductible)

PROS

The bright red paintwork deters thieves visually. The company's self-locking mechanism locks this club with a single pull. You can close and open the lock 1,000+ times without lubricating the locking mechanism. 

CONS

The soft coating has a strong smell. 

OUR VERDICT

Winner International The Club 1000 Original Club lets you set its length anywhere from 21.9" to 32", so the model can accommodate most cars, including SUVs, vans, and trucks. Constructed using Chromoly steel, the lock is resistant against freon attacks.

detailed parameters
Type

Steering wheel lock

Materials

Chromoly steel

Lock Mechanism

Key (2 keys included)

Extras

Soft coating (prevents interior scratching), patented self-locking feature 

Length

21.9" - 32" 

Warranty

1 year (guaranteed for up to $1800.00 against the owner's comprehensive insurance deductible)

PROS

Since the lock also doubles as a safety hammer, you can use it to smash the windows in case of an emergency. The protective cap will prevent you from accidentally scratching them. The fixing straps will ensure that the hooks do not scratch the s-wheel.

CONS

The keys are a bit stubborn. 

OUR VERDICT

Tevlaphee Steering Wheel Lock is even more secure than its competition. Adopting a double-spring crescent lock, this model will stump even experienced thieves. The sub-type encoding keys will prove quite difficult to replicate. 

detailed parameters
Type

Steering wheel lock

Materials

Steel, aluminum alloy

Lock Mechanism

Key (3 keys included)

Extras

Soft coating (prevents interior scratching), built-in emergency hammer with protective cap, fixing strap included 

Length

22" - 26.8"

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS

Using twin hooks, the lock grips the steering wheel with extra force and security. Coated with soft padding on the inside, the lock will make sure that the s-wheel remains intact. 

CONS

The lock feels a tad loose. 

OUR VERDICT

There are people out there that believe they can steal your car willy-nilly. Well, Winner International The Club 3000 Twin Hooks will convince them otherwise. When they see this anti-theft device, chances are, they will abandon the idea and start looking for an easier target. 

detailed parameters
Type

Steering wheel lock

Materials

Chromoly steel

Lock Mechanism

Key (2 keys included)

Extras

Soft coating (prevents interior scratching)

Length

~20" - 30"

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy (guaranteed for up to $500.00 against the owner's comprehensive insurance deductible) 

LC Prime VA030BE

A Lock with its Own Lock

The LC Prime VA030BE is a premium model. Unlike most steering wheel locks that open via keys, this one comes equipped with its own combination lock and lets you choose any 5-digit code, so good luck hacking this device.

Apart from its own lock, what separates this product is the hydraulic shear, incorporating reinforced alloy that protects the lock from mold, cutting, drilling, sawing, and prying. With its solid body, the model can even double as a self-defense weapon and, not unlike its high-end peers, also adopts an emergency hammer that lets you smash the windows when necessary.

As always, the lock's padded on the inside, preventing you from scratching the steering wheel. What's a little less common is the screwdriver that comes with the package and lets you remove the set screw, resetting the combination code in case you forget it.

From most angles, this model's flawless, except that, with its length ranging from 18.1 to 27.2 inches, the lock will prove too small for most SUVs, a shame considering that the more expensive ones could use this device. Nevertheless, the LC Prime VA030BE easily lands among the best steering wheel locks, with its improved security and tough-as-nail construction that lets you even use the lock as a weapon.

Review of LC Prime VA030BE Steering Wheel Lock

 

Winner International The Club 1103 LX Series

Intense-Looking One

Winner International The Club 1103 LX Series sports an intense silver/metallic finish so that you can tell the difference between this lock and its more fragile competition at a glance. Unlike less intense locks, this one cannot be pried, hammered, sawed, or freoned off. No, aside from the finish serving as an effective visual deterrent, the lock also ensures that thieves cannot physically remove/hack it. In fact, the model might prove a little awkward to remove even for you but, with time, you should get used to it. Besides that, the finish also protects the steel body from rust and corrosion.

Package-wise, you're not receiving anything special here. To go with the lock, the people behind this product send you 3 keys, so you can share them or have a few spare keys.

You can adjust the lock's length between 21.9 and 32 inches, nothing unusual there. Of course, with this length range, the lock will fit not just everyday cars but also trucks, vans, SUVs, you name them. Finally, featuring soft coating, this metal rod will not scratch the steering wheel, which is always appreciated.

In short, Winner International The Club 1103 LX Series will accommodate any vehicle between a sports car and a truck/van, making sure that the vehicle stays with you and does not leave with some thief.

Review of Winner International The Club 1103 LX Series Steering Wheel Lock

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Winner International The Club 1000 Original Club

Chromoly Steel

Winner International The Club 1000 Original Club is a little different from its relative from the same company that we've reviewed above. First, this one's made from Chromoly steel, making the lock even more resistant to freon attacks as well as sawing, prying, and hammering. What's more, the lock comes equipped with solid steel hooks, making this model even more secure. But, not unlike its relative, this steering wheel lock adopts the company's patented self-locking feature that lets you lock this club with but one pull. The reason this model is somewhat trailing behind this relative is that the coating on this one, while also effective at making sure the lock does not scratch the interior, has a strong smell to it, a smell that doesn't go away anytime soon.

Besides that, they're the same device, including the size range that lets you set the length anywhere between 21.9 and 32 inches, making the lock suitable for SUVs, trucks, and vans. Also, this time, you cannot choose between multiple colors as the model is only available in red and black but we reckon most people will be fine with that since the paintwork is more than acceptable and the colors look good. In other words, Winner International The Club 1000 Original Club will protect your car without sacrificing aesthetics.

Review of Winner International The Club 1000 Original Club Steering Wheel Lock

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Tevlaphee Steering Wheel Lock

Double-Spring Crescent Lock

The Tevlaphee Steering Wheel Lock can be easily installed and removed by you but not quite as easily by thieves. No, the double-spring crescent locking mechanism that's used here is not something that most thieves can crack with relative ease. To add more, the three sub-type encoding keys that you receive with the package are pretty hard to replicate.

Because that's the case, the keys are also a little stubborn but we're fine with the trade-off. Having said that, some people will not be fine with the lock's length that you can adjust between 22 - 26.8 inches, meaning that the model will not be able to fit small cars and large SUVs.

There are at least two upsides though (besides the ones that we've mentioned already). First, the lock can be used as a safety hammer. More than that, they even send you a protective cap for the hammer end. Second, the package also includes fixing straps, so you don't have to worry about the hooks scratching the s-wheel.

All things considered, the Tevlaphee Steering Wheel Lock can become the difference between someone claiming your car as his own and that someone failing to do so even despite his best efforts. Moreover, there's practically no chance you'll accidentally damage your car with this lock.

Review of Tevlaphee Steering Wheel Lock For Cars

 

Winner International The Club 3000 Twin Hooks

Twin Hooks This Time

The Winner International The Club 3000 Twin Hooks reveals its most distinctive feature with the name from the get-go. Incorporating twin hooks, the model is even more difficult to defeat than its already stubborn and secure peers from The Club line. Apart from that, we're dealing with the same beast that its relatives are. This time, the housing's not metallic or red but bright yellow, serving the same purpose, the purpose being visually deterring thieves from stealing the automobile.

Maybe this is the issue with twin hooks or maybe something else but this locking device feels a bit loose when you install it. But, despite this feeling, there's nothing suggesting that the lock is less secure, so the issue should be negligible.

What's not negligible is that the housing is made from Chromoly steel, protecting the lock from sawing, prying, tampering, hammering, and freon attacks. What's also not negligible is the soft padding that the lock's coated with, keeping the interior intact.

Without going into unnecessary details, if you want to protect your automobile from uninvited guests, the Winner International The Club 3000 Twin Hooks is the way to do it, as long as you're not driving something with an enormous or an especially small steering wheel.

Review of Winner International The Club 3000 Twin Hooks Steering Wheel Lock

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What Is a Steering Wheel Lock?

There's a very good chance that your car is the most expensive thing that you own. Generally speaking, it is either your house or your car and most people rent these days, so you can't go too wrong betting on the car here.

The thing is that your most expensive possession isn't even remotely as secure as you probably think. It is really easy to hijack your average car. It is far less easy when the car in question has a steering wheel lock. A lock like that will prevent just about any thief from stealing your favorite vehicle.

As you would imagine, there isn't much to it. What we're dealing with here is a steel bar with a locking mechanism that you lock using the key(s) that usually come with the product. These things work wonders locking the steering wheel, making it impossible to drive the car without removing the lock.

The only details that you have to keep in mind are the product's overall length and some soft coating that will prevent the lock from scratching the interior.

Protecting your car isn't just about protecting it from thieves though. We would definitely recommend grabbing a new carport and/or a car cover to protect your vehicle from UV lights and other harmful elements.

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Publish Date: 2020-09-03 08:44:21