If security is something that you worry about where your car is concerned, then you've probably considered a steering wheel lock. These can be used to prevent someone from stealing your car, because even if they manage to break in, they won’t be able to drive the vehicle.
Here are a few key things to keep in mind with regards to steering wheel locks:
Deter the thief: The whole purpose behind the steering wheel lock is to not just prevent a theft from driving away in your car, but to also deter them from breaking in to begin with. The steering wheel lock is clearly visible, so the idea is that one look at it and the thief will move on to another car.
Universal fit: These devices actually attach to the steering wheel of your vehicle, lock into place so it can’t turn or move, and they are impossible to remove without the key. They can fit on any vehicle regardless of make or model.
Budget: There are a variety of these devices available on the market, at various price points.
Durability and ease of use: Be sure to look for one that is durable and can’t be cut through, one that features a good quality lock, and that is user-friendly to put into place.
A steering wheel lock can provide drivers with the peace of mind that their vehicle and is much less likely to be stolen, since their steering wheel will be locked in place.
This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as How to Buy a Good Quality Steering Wheel Lock and was authored by Valerie Johnston.