Best Steering Wheel Locks in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 11, 2019
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 lock is able to pass and exceed the Secure Gold Automotive Standard, the standard that is 2 and half times more demanding than the thatcham standard. Its steel construction works wonders resisting sawing and freezing.

CONS

The lock leaves marks on leather surfaces. 

OUR VERDICT

Milenco HSL High Security Steering Wheel Lock is highly secure, practical, and versatile. The model's unique design makes it suitable for steering wheels that aren't perfectly round. There's very little chance someone will be able to hijack your car with this lock. All in all, the best steering wheel lock here. 

detailed parameters
Type

Steering wheel lock

Material

Steel

Lock Mechanism

Key (3 keys included)

Extras

Soft coating (prevents interior scratching)

Length

60 cm

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

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.

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 model's somewhat unique construction makes it practically impossible to unlock the locking mechanism by drilling out the core part. The lock incorporates particularly soft coating that works wonders preventing interior scratching. 

CONS

It is difficult to fit without the horn going off.

OUR VERDICT

Streetwize Steering Wheel Lock is good at what it does. The model does not necessarily bring anything new to the table but, again, its price-quality ratio is nothing to scoff at. You'll be able to protect your vehicle without breaking the bank, which is always a plus.

detailed parameters
Type

Steering wheel lock

Material

Steel

Lock Mechanism

Key (2 keys included)

Extras

Soft coating (prevents interior scratching)

Length

50 - 70 cm

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The high-quality round steel and premium aluminium/alloy composition excel at resisting prying, hammering, sawing, and Freon attacks. The hyperbolic lock cylinder design adds strength and provides a low mutual opening rate. The lock's U-shape design is tough for thieves to defeat.

CONS

The model doesn't work with steering wheels over 31 cm in diameter. 

OUR VERDICT

HAODELE Steering Wheel Lock does things a little differently. At the same time, the model is as good as the next lock at protecting your car from theft. Provided your steering wheel isn't over 31 centimetres in diameter, you cannot go wrong with this model.

detailed parameters
Type

Steering wheel lock

Material

Steel

Lock Mechanism

Key (3 keys included)

Extras

Soft coating (prevents interior scratching), protective pads on the lock forks,  built-in emergency hammer 

Length

56-68 cm

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The lock's step-less adjustment is more or less fitted to most vehicles up to 81.5 cm. The locking mechanism is really smooth, making the model a pleasure to work with. You should be able to mount the lock within seconds, wasting very little effort.

CONS

The tool might not fit the accelerator pedal.

OUR VERDICT

CARTECO Universal Steering Wheel Lock delivers really well on that "universal" premise. In many ways, it is the perfect anti-theft system for your vehicle. Plus, the price is pretty attractive too.

detailed parameters
Type

Steering wheel and pedal lock

Material

Steel

Lock Mechanism

Key (2 keys included)

Extras

Soft coating (prevents interior scratching)

Length

56 - 81.5 cm

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

Milenco extra geharteter stahl

As Secure as They Come

Milenco HSL High Security Steering Wheel Lock is able to deliver on that "high security" premise as much as the next lock. The model has been originally designed to comply with the thatcham standard. However, it's been reengineered to enhance its security and now it is able to pass and exceed the Secure Gold Automotive Standard, the standard that is 2 and half times more demanding than the thatcham standard.

At the same time, the model isn't just the strongest and most secure lock in its price range but probably the most practical too. It allows for fast and easy fitment in seconds. The lock comes with 3 high-security keys that are as durable and reliable as they come.

The model's locking mechanism is another little detail that separates the product from its inferior counterparts. Its pick-proof, ultra-high security nature makes the lock more or less impenetrable. Its steel construction does an excellent job resisting sawing and freezing. Again, the mechanism has been designed to accelerate line up and the consequent fit.

As far as we're concerned, the model's only major flaw is that it leaves marks on leather surfaces.

Apart from that, Milenco HSL High Security Steering Wheel Lock is highly secure, practical, and versatile. The model's unique design makes it suitable for steering wheels that aren't perfectly round. There's very little chance someone will be able to hijack your car with this lock. As far as car security devices are concerned, this is about as good as it gets.

Review of Milenco extra geharteter stahl Steering Wheel Lock

 

Stoplock Pro Elite

Physical and Visual Deterrent

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 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 Pro Elite Steering Wheel Lock For Cars

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Streetwize Steering Wheel Lock

No Interior Scratching

Streetwize Steering Wheel Lock is solid and sturdy. This isn't necessarily the most overall impressive option on the market today but its price-performance ratio is up there. The model's somewhat unique construction makes it practically impossible to unlock the locking mechanism by drilling out the core part.

At the same time, its steel composition is as robust as they come. On top of that steel structure, the manufacturers have included a particularly soft coating that works wonders preventing interior scratching.

The overall package is nothing we haven't seen before but we really like the two keys that come with the lock. As you would imagine, these keys work very well together with the lock's unique cross key locking mechanism. They're virtually impossible to duplicate, making the tool especially secure.

Generally speaking, this car steering lock should be able to fit most cars. That being said, it can be difficult to fit the lock without the horn going off. As far as we're concerned, that is a minor inconvenience but an inconvenience nonetheless.

All things considered, Streetwize Steering Wheel Lock is good at what it does. The model does not necessarily bring anything new to the table but, again, its price-quality ratio is nothing to scoff at. You'll be able to protect your vehicle without breaking the bank, which is always a plus.

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HAODELE Steering Wheel Lock

Protection Up the Wazoo

HAODELE Steering Wheel Lock has its durability and strength working in its favour first and foremost. The high-quality round steel and premium aluminium/alloy composition excel at resisting prying, hammering, sawing, and Freon attacks. The hyperbolic lock cylinder design adds strength and provides a low mutual opening rate.

On the practicality front, the model does not disappoint either. The company's very own self-locking mechanism is able to lock with but one pull. As you would imagine, it is particularly easy to operate. You'll be able to lock and unlock the model in seconds.

Again, the product is as rugged and robust as these things get. At the same time, it is rubberised with protective pads that make sure the lock does not damage the steering wheel.

Another not-so-little detail that sells the product is the lock's U-shape design that is much tougher for thieves to defeat. It doesn't just present a solid challenge but acts as a psychological barrier against theft too.

Last but not least, the model comes equipped with a built-in emergency hammer. You can use it to break the glass in a second.

To sum it all up, HAODELE Steering Wheel Lock does things a little differently. At the same time, the model is as good as the next lock at protecting your car from theft. Provided your steering wheel isn't over 31 centimetres in diameter, you cannot go wrong with this model.

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CARTECO Steering Wheel Lock

A Little More Universal

CARTECO Universal Steering Wheel Lock is a little different. The biggest difference is that the model is as much a pedal lock as it is a steering wheel lock. Needless to say, the design difference makes the model a little more versatile.

But the "universal" part does not refer to that. It refers to the lock's step-less adjustment that is more or less fitted to most vehicles up to 81.5 cm. The tool might not fit the accelerator pedal but, other than that, you shouldn't have any issues with the lock.

The model's hardened steel construction is nothing to sleep on. It will not warp and/or bend with time. It is able to resist sawing as much as the next steel bar.

Of course, it is the little details too. For example, the bright yellow paintwork is really noticeable, deterring thieves from afar. The locking mechanism is really smooth, making the model a pleasure to work with.

The lock mounts between the steering wheel and the clutch. You should be able to do that within seconds, wasting very little effort.

Finally, as it is usually the case, the model incorporates soft coating to prevent this thing from scratching the steering wheel.

In short, CARTECO Universal Steering Wheel Lock delivers really well on that "universal" premise. In many ways, it is the perfect anti-theft system for your vehicle. Plus, the price is pretty attractive too.

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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 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