Best Steering Wheel Locks in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 12, 2021
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 favourite vehicle. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Material
Lock Mechanism
Extras
Length
Warranty
 
PROS

The deep bend in the bar will let you attach the lock to steering wheels with increased airbags without infiltrating the horn territory. Its massive size and bright yellow paintwork make the model highly visible, "persuading" thieves to go look elsewhere for an easy steal.

CONS

It might take some time to get used to the lock. 

OUR VERDICT

It is easy to see why Stoplock 'Pro Elite' is the most popular crook lock on the market today. The model is compatible with just about every vehicle, coupe, van, SUV, MPV, 4x4 or estate. It is an excellent physical anti-theft solution but, at the same time, the lock is an effective visual deterrent too.

detailed parameters
Type

Steering wheel lock

Material

Steel

Lock Mechanism

Key (2 keys included)

Extras

Soft coating (prevents interior scratching), storage bag included

Length

66 cm

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS

The two strips of adhesive tape will protect the steering wheel from scratches. The precise double-spring crescent sub-type encoding key protects the lock from mutual open. The expandable and retractable design makes it compatible with sedans, SUVs, ATVs, RVs, trucks, and more.

CONS

The instructions are not very clear. 

OUR VERDICT

The Turnart D0416 is a little more thorough than its direct competition. Thanks to the built-in emergency hammer, the lock will prove useful in case of emergency or make this tool invaluable for self-protection reasons. Also, you can select between 3 colour options.

detailed parameters
Type

Steering wheel lock

Material

Steel

Lock Mechanism

Key (3 keys included)

Extras

Soft coating in 3 colours (prevents interior scratching), built-in emergency hammer, 2 strips of adhesive tape, expandable and retractable design

Length

43 cm

Warranty

Satisfaction guarantee

PROS

The metallic body frame looks intense but also quite stylish. Besides improving the lock's appearance, this frame protects the model against the elements. In the meantime, the hardened steel core ensures first-rate cut resistance. 

CONS

The lock feels a little loose. 

OUR VERDICT

The MONOJOY GKSUO21 will treat thieves with hostility and the steering wheel with nothing but care. Even its hooks incorporate rubberised inner layer straps, protecting the steering wheel sleeve from scratches. As always, the lock's soft coating does the same.

detailed parameters
Type

Steering wheel lock with alarm system

Material

Steel

Lock Mechanism

Key (3 keys included)

Extras

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

Length

45 - 71 cm

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The batteries that power the LED flashing light come with the lock. The lock snaps shut without keys. To open it, you can use one of the two keys that are also supplied with the package. 

CONS

The model can leave marks on leather steering wheels. 

OUR VERDICT

Aside from the company's staple bright yellow paintwork, the Stoplock HG 134-59 also adds an LED flashing light. Thanks to the light, thieves will be able to tell your car apart from a large distance and, unless they feel like taking on a challenge, will usually choose a different vehicle.

detailed parameters
Type

Steering wheel lock

Material

Metal

Lock Mechanism

Key (2 keys included)

Extras

Flashing LED light, batteries included

Length

46 cm

Warranty

5 years

PROS

The lock tumbler has been designed virtually pickproof. Thanks to the company's patented self-locking mechanism, you can open and close the latches on this lock in less than 3 seconds. Powder-coated, the lock will not corrode. 

CONS

The keyhole is small and fiddly. 

OUR VERDICT

With its multi-stage design, the UKB4C Steering Wheel Lock will fit 99/100 steering wheels, including wheels with covers and those that are outfitted with airbags. The ergonomically sound handle will let you use this lock as a self-defense weapon.

detailed parameters
Type

Steering wheel lock

Material

Steel

Lock Mechanism

Key (2 keys included)

Extras

Soft coating (prevents interior scratching)

Length

~40 cm

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

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Stoplock HG 150-00

Physical and Visual Deterrent

The Stoplock 'Pro Elite' is probably the most popular anti-theft device on the market right now and there are many reasons as to why that is the case. Among other things, the model's construction is versatile and convenient.

The deep bend in the bar will let you attach the lock to steering wheels with increased airbags without infiltrating on the horn territory. Its massive size and bright yellow paintwork make the model highly visible, "persuading" thieves to go look elsewhere for an easy steal.

Despite its sizable design, this car steering wheel lock does not present any challenges in the practicality department. You should be able to attach the lock in a few seconds. Again, despite the size, the tool is relatively compact. You shouldn't face any issues keeping the lock in the boot. It might take you some time to get used to the model since the deep bend makes the lock a little different but it shouldn't take you too much time.

We can also refer to the product's 2018 Sold Secure Automotive Gold award to make its case. But we would rather point out the little details like the fact that the lock comes supplied with a nice little storage bag.

All in all, it is easy to see why the Stoplock 'Pro Elite' is the most popular crook lock on the market today. The model is compatible with just about every vehicle, coupe, van, SUV, MPV, 4x4 or estate. It is an excellent physical anti-theft solution but, at the same time, the lock is an effective visual deterrent too.

Review of Stoplock HG 150-00 'Pro Elite' Steering Wheel Anti-Theft Security Lock

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Last updated price £49.28
Stock In stock
ASIN B06XP21DK6

 

Turnart (D0416)

Mean-Looking One

The Turnart D0416 is a mean-looking one. More often than not, steering wheel locks have this bright appearance to them that deters thieves, sure, but also makes them look like a toy. This model, however, is a different beast. Admittedly, you can choose between black, blue, and red colours as well, but even the blue and red options look pretty serious. To some extent, what lends the lock its stern appearance is the integrated emergency hammer. With this hammer, you can break windows or, fingers crossed, use it as a self-defence weapon.

The model locks with one pull, making it a little more convenient than its more generic competition. Nevertheless, it is as good as resisting sawing, prying, and hammering attacks as the most expensive steering wheel locks available today. What's more, the precise double-spring crescent sub-type encoding key prevents mutual open rates and will even make professional thieves feel stumped.

Last but not least, with its expandable and retractable design, the model sedans, SUVs, ATVs, RVs, trucks, and more. Plus, the foam cover will let you handle this tool come winter without getting your hands cold. The instructions that come with it are not great but this is not the most complicated device out there, so we'll let it slide.

Review of Turnart (D0416) Steering Wheel Lock
Last updated price £35.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B085NHC1CC

 

MONOJOY (GKSUO21)

A Handsome Fellow

The MONOJOY GKSUO21 looks brilliant, which is not the most important attribute as far as steering wheel locks are concerned but we can always appreciate attractive tools. Removing its handsome appearance from the equation, what sells this lock is its metallic body frame before anything else. With its robust physical presence, the lock acts as an excellent visual deterrent, making even skilled thieves think that they might be looking at the wrong target. Aside from making the model look imposing, the same frame protects the lock from the elements.

Just like its peers with B+ grade cylinders, this lock can withstand freon attacks, sawing, prying, and hammering. Furthermore, the hardened steel behind the metallic frame ensures top-notch cut resistance, preventing the lock from deforming.

Matching its competition, the MONOJOY GKSUO21 integrates an emergency hammer. However, unlike the model's competition, this lock arrives with a protective cap, making sure that you do not accidentally smash something during transportation.

The lock feels a bit loose, that's the one thing that we would like to see improved next time. Apart from that, this product looks the part and acts the part, giving thieves the hard time they deserve.

Review of MONOJOY (GKSUO21) Steering Wheel Lock
Last updated price £29.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B07M99ZVMT

 

Stoplock (HG 134-59)

Even More Visual Deterrence

The Stoplock HG 134-59 is both more and less complicated than the steering wheel locks that the model shares this list with. The 'less complicated' part comes from the lock not including soft coating, which is a shame since, without it, the lock will scratch more fragile steering wheel sleeves when handled without extra care. Also, unlike more expensive models, this lock comes without a built-in emergency hammer.

The 'more complicated' part is the flashing LED light that this device integrates. Between the lock's yellow paintwork and the light, the model acts as an excellent visual deterrent, convincing thieves that they will have better luck elsewhere. Of course, the light will not work without batteries. The good news is that the batteries are included in the package, so you will not have to purchase them separately. Other than that, the kit also includes 2 keys.

Borrowing from its 'Pro Elite' Stoplock stablemate, the lock also features a shallow bend. Owing to it, you can attach this device onto steering wheels with large airbags without blocking the horn.

Bottom line, if you want an even more effective visual deterrent that is also good at resisting power tools, the Stoplock HG 134-59 will be your best bet.

Review of Stoplock (HG 134-59) Steering Wheel Lock
Last updated price £27.94
Stock In stock
ASIN B002NPLYGE

 

UKB4C Steering Lock

Nothing Wrong with Being Basic

The UKB4C Steering Wheel Lock is a little more basic than its peers that the lock is sharing this list with and, due to that, a little more affordable. Whilst its competition normally integrates an emergency hammer, this lock is built without one. Needless to say, in case the need arises, you'll have to use something else to smash the windows. Moreover, as convenient as this model is in general, the keyhole is small and fiddly, which is a little annoying.

What's not annoying is the practically pickproof lock tumbler, making the lock more secure. What's also not annoying is the company's very own self-locking mechanism. With this mechanism, the model locks within a few seconds, saving time and effort. Plus, the mechanism has been tested against 3,000 lockings and unlockings, so you won't have to lubricate it on a semi-frequent basis.

Owing to its multi-stage design, the lock's size can be adjusted, making it fit most steering wheels, even those with airbags. Finally, like most steering wheel locks, this model employs soft coating, preventing interior scratching.

In closing, if you don't need an emergency hammer, there's no need for you to pay extra. Instead, you should try the UKB4C Steering Wheel Lock.

Review of UKB4C Steering Lock
Last updated price £22.95
Stock In stock
ASIN B07YN35GSV

 

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 favourite 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 car cover to protect your vehicle from UV lights and other harmful elements.

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Publish Date: 2019-07-03 15:11:05