The Best Steering Wheel Lock For Cars

The best steering wheel lock is the one that will protect your car when you are not using it.

A steering wheel lock prevents thieves from stealing your car by making it difficult for them to drive the car.

There are plenty of steering wheel locks on the market and most will fit almost any car. There are something you need to concider before you purchase a steering wheel lock.

  • The size of your steering wheel
  • Are they indpendley tested
  • Do they fit correctly
  • Every day use

After testing multiple steering wheel locks, we have found that there are only two brands we would recommend.

Both my wife and I tested each lock for everyday use and security, and the results were surprising.

We went to an industry expert to find out his thoughts and he concluded that we were correct.

The best steering wheel locks for any car is the Disklok, Stoplock Pro, or Stoplock Pro Elite.

However, there are some differences you need to know before you purchase.

The Stoplock Elite Pro is our preferred every day steering wheel lock when running around town with three kids in tow.

This lock takes up less room and offers a good visual deterent, they are easy to fit and remove and won’t break the bank costing around £45 at the time of writing. Best prices on the market listed below.

However, for both of us, the Disklok offered much more security. However, there was a trade-off: we couldn’t comfortably store the Disklock in the car unless we placed it in the boot (pain).

It is also double the weight of the Stoplock Pro Elite coming in at 5kg and almost quadruple the price costing around £135 – £200 see best prices below.

Most Secure
Best Overall
Best Alternative
Disklok Steering Wheel Full Cover Silver Security Lock Police Approved (Silver, Small, 35cm - 39cm)
Stoplock 'Pro' Car Steering Wheel Lock W/Keys HG 149-00 - Anti-Theft Security Device - Vehicle Crime Prevention
Artago 870 Premium Anti-Theft Car Steering Wheel Lock 2 in 1 with Intelligent Alarm 120dB High-End, Multicoloured, Única
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Prices
£134.98
£38.49
£74.74
Most Secure
Disklok Steering Wheel Full Cover Silver Security Lock Police Approved (Silver, Small, 35cm - 39cm)
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Prices
£134.98
Best Overall
Stoplock 'Pro' Car Steering Wheel Lock W/Keys HG 149-00 - Anti-Theft Security Device - Vehicle Crime Prevention
Prices
£38.49
Best Alternative
Artago 870 Premium Anti-Theft Car Steering Wheel Lock 2 in 1 with Intelligent Alarm 120dB High-End, Multicoloured, Única
Prices
£74.74

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​Disklok Steering Lock

Disklok Security Device - Steering Wheel Immobilizer - Full Cover - Silver - Thatcham Approved (Medium, 15.4in - 16.3in)
  • The Strongest Steering Wheel Lock to Provide the Best Protection!
  • The Patented Design Spins on Attack, Prevents Steering and Deters Keyless Entry Theft
  • Fits Almost All Cars with Wheels Measuring 13.7in - 15.3in (Measure Left to Right)
  • Comes with 3 Keys, an Official Disklok Window Sticker and Peace of Mind
  • 3 Year Mechanical Warranty

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Extra Info

  • Spins on attack preventing steering the vehicle and stops the vehicles own steering lock from being broken
  • Covers the entire wheel preventing cutting the wheel
  • Prevents airbag theft
  • A mechanical devise which deters keyless entry thefts
  • Anti-drill and anti-pick locking barrel
  • Sold Secure Gold
  • Simple design allowing fitting and removal in a few seconds
  • Is ultra-visible, increasing the deterrent factor
  • Recognised by vehicle insurers with possible discount on premiums with certain brokers
  • 3 year Manufacturer’s warranty
  • Includes 3 keys, spare key code and fitting guide
  • Comes in three sizes

PRO’s

  • Great deterrent.
  • Comes with three keys.
  • Anti-drill and anti-pick locking barrel.
  • Eight disc spinning anti drill components. 
  • Soft inner lining to protect the steering wheel.
  • Comes in three sizes – small – medium & large.

CON’s

  • Large (41.5cm – 44cm).
  • Heavy 4.5 kg.
  • Can be tricky to fit at first.
  • Takes up boot space.

Stoplock Pro Elite Steering Wheel Lock

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Stoplock Pro Elite Car Steering Wheel Lock HG 150-00 - Safe Secure Heavy Duty Anti-Theft Bar - Universal Fit - Includes 2 Keys and Carry Bag
  • STOP CAR THIEVES by using a Stoplock steering wheel lock; this popular power tool resistant anti-theft device prevent criminals from steering and therefore stealing your car
  • TOP OF THE RANGE MODEL with a 10 year guarantee - 10, 000 key combinations - two keys supplied - additional keys may be purchased
  • FULLY ATTACK TESTED - has an anti-drill lock - made from hardened components
  • EAST TO FIT - see the brief video to the left of the screen (bottom image)
  • FITS MOST VEHICLES - see the PDF Stoplock Application Guide by clicking on - Which is the correct Stoplock for your vehicle? just below these bullet points; see the exemptions list in the product description

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  • Police Approved
  • Fits SUV’s with larger air bags and steering wheels
  • Highly Visible
  • Fully attack tested
  • Fits in seconds
  • Snaps shut without a key
  • 10,000 key combinations
  • Come with a protective bag

Extra Info

PRO’s

  • Light 2.6 kg.
  • Easy to use.
  • Takes up little space.
  • Comes with two keys.
  • Attack tested and recommended.

CON’s

  • Doesn’t seem as strong as a full steering wheel lock.
  • No LED warning light.
  • Could be cumbersome for less able drivers.

Artago Premium Anti-Theft Car Steering Wheel Lock

Artago 870 Premium Anti-Theft Car Steering Wheel Lock 2 in 1 with Intelligent Alarm 120dB High-End, Multicoloured, Única
  • The latest generation anti-theft ARTAGO 870, unlike others, has been designed and manufactured in Europe, being more reliable, durable and of higher quality; This is an anti-theft device with an excellent value for money.
  • WITH OR WITHOUT ALARM: you can choose whether or not to activate its powerful independent 120dba alarm by simply pressing a button; It also has a warning function: 6 beeps pre-alert that stop if the attack does not continue to avoid annoyances and save battery life.
  • DOUBLE ALERT: powerful sound signal + light signal visible in the dark; high-end, reliable electronics without false alarms; Replaceable module and long life cr2 lithium battery.
  • VERY VISIBLE, RESISTANT AND ADAPTABLE: it has a reinforced system of articulated arms that allows it to be closed loosely so as not to damage the steering wheel; the objective is to prevent the normal use of the vehicle by limiting the full turn of the steering wheel and adding the alarm increases its effectiveness and deterrence; High security lock with a practical and effective reversible flat key.
  • PRESS & CLICK: Its articulated arms allow you to close it without using the key; just put the 870 on the steering wheel, press the articulated arms until you hear the “CLICK”.

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PRO’s

  • 120db alarm plus
  • Light weight 1.5kg
  • LED light alarm.
  • single CR2 lithium battery
  • ‎1.58 kg

CON’s

  • Not gold security standard tested
  • Not as secure as a full lock
  • Smaller then others

Milenco High-Security Steering Wheel Lock

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Milenco High Security Steering Wheel Lock + Silver with Pad and Bag
  • Exceeds the Sold Secure Gold Automotive standard - Sold Secure is the toughest security rating
  • Supplied with 2 x Steering Wheel Soft Pads for enhanced steering wheel protection
  • Quality carry bag for safe storage
  • It is a highly visible and powerful theft deterrent
  • It comes with 3 x High Security keys which are both durable and highly reliable

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Extra Info

  • High-security steering wheel lock.
  • Designed to pass and exceed the Sold Secure Gold Automotive standard.
  • Highly visible and powerful theft deterrent.
  • Comes with 3 x High-Security keys which are both durable and highly reliable.
  • Unique innovative design, that allows for fast and easy fitment in just a few seconds.
  • Fits 90%+ of steering wheels.

PRO’s

  • Easy to fit.
  • Gold Sold Secure standard.
  • Weight 2.5 kg.
  • 3 x keys.

CON’s

  • Not as secure as other wheel locks.
  • Long 54.5cm. 
  • Could have difficulty locking.
  • Not as variously intimating as others.

Streetwize Urban X Steering Wheel Lock

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Streetwize Security Steering Wheel Lock - Anti Theft Vehicle Lock with Key - Cars, Trucks, Caravans and Trailers - Vehicle Security Locking Wheels Device with Two Keys & Storage Bag
  • YOUR PROTECTION IS PRICELESS - Our Streetwize car steering lock protects your vehicle against thieves , so you can sleep calmly at night. It also comes with 2 high security keys.
  • UNIVERSAL FIT -You rest assure when you buy because with its all-round design, our security steering wheel lock is compatible with ALL CAR models so you can use it on ANY vehicle model with a wheel range up to 39cm.
  • EASY TO INSTALL AND TO USE - Our universal round security vehicle steering wheel lock is extremely EASY to set up and it also EXTREMELY DURABLE so you can use it for many years ahead.
  • 1 YEAR WARRANTY POLICY - You can purchase our Streetwize steering lock with full confidence as our 1 YEAR RETURN POLICY will cover you if anything is wrong with the product. ** Please contact the authorised retailer to arrange a return or a replacement

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Extra Info

  • High security lock
  • Solid metal construction with bright yellow colour
  • Comes with 2 high security keys & storage bag
  • Covers the whole steering wheel for highly visible security
  • Provides a strong deterrent against theft
  • Fits most cars and steering wheels up to 39cm
  • 1 year manufacturer’s guarantee.

PRO’s

  • Bright color deterrent.
  • 3 kg light weight.
  • Comes with two keys.
  • Soft inner lining to protect the steering wheel.

CON’s

  • Large
  • Takes up boot space

Hook Pedal Lock

XJ Car brake and steering wheel lock and combination, safety anti-theft device, brake pedal lock/brake lock/pedal lock lever,universal pedal telescopic double hook clutch brake lock,keyless
  • ✔ HIGH SECURITY KEYLESS LOCK: Password protected, needless to carry a extra key with you. Mechanical digital password lock is relatively stable, durable, sturdy and reliable, does not need a key to open, preventing a universal key, 5 digit password to open, actually has a large number of password, password combination up to 13 million
  • ✔ HYDRAULIC SHEAR: The lock body reinforced alloy molding, anti cutting, anti drilling, sawing prevention, prying prevention. adjust the size of tensile lock body according to the actual situation , convenient and practical。 Suitable for cars, vans, trucks and SUV, Zinc alloy production, corrosion-resistant, durable and long life service,General used for Car steering wheel, easy to install and use.
  • ✔ MULTI FUNCTION USE: The lock time is short, fast and convenient use. The lock has a solid lock body, in addition to the anti-theft, can also used as a self-defense weapon and smash the window for safety escape。 High Security Keyless Lock: Password protected, needless to carry a extra key with you.Creative password lock, easy unlock, safe, and convenient to control.bring you a quality of using experience.
  • ✔ STRONG VERSATILITY: Twin U Type lock fork design, more firmly fixed on the steering wheel. Extendable and retractable lock, fit most of steeling wheel diameter range:size: 53cm (Shrink); 81cm (Stretch). Universal fit for cars, vans, trucks and SUVs Lock can be adjusted to fit any steering wheel,twin U Type lock fork design, more firmly fixed on the steering wheel.
  • ✔ WHAT YOU GET: 1 * Retractable car anti-theft password lock,1 *Dice car stickers, 2 * Reflective stickers,2 *screwdriver And our 60-day warranty and friendly customer service. Great choice for & Gift idea.

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Extra Info

PRO’s

  • Light weight 1.7 kg.
  • Takes up little space
  • Comes with two keys

CON’s

  • Not visual as other wheel locks.
  • Easier to get off with electrical cutter.

Types of steering wheel locks

Full Face Steering Wheel Lock

A full-face steering wheel lock is a lock that covers the whole steering wheel to prevent anyone from gripping the steering wheel.

Some of the most secure steering wheel locks on the market are full-face. For those who want more peace of mind, they’re made from high-quality metal and have a serial number and unique key.

They are extremely difficult to remove and if someone were to get into your vehicle and try to remove the disk, it would just spin, making your vehicle immobile.

Half Face Steering Wheel Lock

A half-face steering wheel lock covers half of the steering wheel to prevent the steering wheel from moving. They are effective and offer a combination of features, such as a full-face and bar-like. We have listed the best ones below.

Standard Bar Steering Wheel lock

A steering wheel lock is a metal bar that you attach to your steering wheel with a double or single hook and then attach to the other end. The bar will prevent the steering wheel from turning. This is a traditional design and one that works. They are simple to use and store and can also be used as a hammer style in case you need to smash a window in an emergency.

Wheel To Pedal Lock

The Wheel to Pedal steering wheel lock attaches to the steering wheel with hooks and then onto the brake pedal to prevent the steering wheel and brake system from being used. There are only a few of these types wheel to pedal locks on the market because the design isn’t the easiest to use for everyday use.

A long reinforced steel bar that hooks the brake pedal and steering wheel together. This ensures that the steering wheel will not turn. These can take a little longer to set up but are a worthwhile investment if required.

Factors To Consider

Weight

Steering wheel locks typically weigh between 5kg and 1kg, depending on the make and model.

One disadvantage of a full-face wheel lock is the weight. These wheel locks can be heavy and difficult to move around, which can lead to issues when working in small areas. A Disklock, for example, weighs around 5kg. Whereas a Stoplok pro weights 2.5kg

Daily Use & Storage

After testing all the steering wheel locks on the market, daily use becomes a big factor.

When testing a full face disk lock, storage became a problem. Moving it around my car to fit the family in we often found the boot was the only space to store the lock and sometimes I simply forgot to put the lock on after a long day. There was also a short learning curve in order to fit the lock correctly.

A bar lock is easier to use on a daily basis and takes up less space, but it offers fewer security features and is not as strong as a deterrent. However, it was always easy to hand and simple to fit.

Quality

As with anything you buy in life, if you buy cheap you buy twice. A good quality steering wheel lock should last you a lifetime. A bar lock like a Stoplok Pro or a full-face disk lock like a Disklok is the best quality on the market.

Steering Wheel Lock Sizes

Most steering wheel locks will fit the majority of vehicles.

A bar-style lock will fit most steering wheels of any size. You’ll need to consider the size of the airbag: a Stoplock Pro will fit a small airbag and a Stoplock Pro Elite will fit a larger airbag. Check out our full review here.

A full-face steering wheel usually comes in three sizes: small, medium, and large. A smaller full-face wheel will fit most hatchbacks and sedans; a medium-size will fit most SUVs and people carriers, and a large is made for vans.

Security

A steering wheel lock is designed to prevent theft. They are a fantastic deterrent for any would-be criminals. We strongly recommend you purchase a well-known or branded steering wheel with plenty of reviews.

Summary

The best steering wheel lock for your car depends on your daily needs. Do you want something more secure or something for everyday use?

I know we forgot to fit the Disklok in the boot a few times when we first got it, so that was one big drawback. The Stoplock Pro seemed to fit our needs as a family better, was easy to use, easy to store, and offered that extra peace of mind for the right price. Check out our other posts on alternative security ideas here.

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