Most vehicle thefts are opportunistic. If a would-be thief notices that your car looks like it would be difficult to steal, then they will move on to the next one in the street or carpark. Insurance companies know this, and they will often reduce premiums for motorists that take appropriate precautions to keep their vehicles secure.
We have a large selection of steering locks, wheel clamps, and other security aids in stock. These devices effectively immobilize your vehicle, and if a thief sees that you have one they will be unlikely to waste their time trying to remove it.
Wheel clamps are very easy to fit, and serve as a clear and visible deterrent to would-be thieves. They fit over the wheel in seconds, and will hold the wheel in place so that the car cannot be driven away until it is removed. Look for a wheel clamp that has a security plate to stop a determined thief from simply unscrewing the wheel nuts and removing the wheel.
In addition, confirm that the clamp can be adjusted to fit your tyre. The Maypole Universal Wheel Clamp, for example, can be adjusted to fit tyres between 13” and 17”, and comes with a set of three keys. The Heavy Duty Wheel Clamp will fit slightly smaller tyres (down to 10 inches), and is designed to be even more resilient against attack.
Steering Locks are another convenient and easy to install anti-theft device that will act as a deterrent to criminals. They work by snapping in place over the steering wheel, and stop the wheel from rotating, making it impossible to control the car until the lock has been removed.
Some steering locks use a combination system, while others have keys. Steering locks range from small, budget models such as the Streetwize lock, which fits to the top of the wheel and rests on the dash, to bigger locks such as the Stoplock models, that feature a warning LED to make the presence of the security device even more obvious to would-be thieves.
Perhaps the strongest and most secure model is the Disklok. This is available in a range of sizes to suit different sizes of steering wheel, and is made from reinforced steel, meaning that it is one of the few models on the market that can withstand attacks from both hand tools and power tools. It is also designed to spin on the wheel, which will help to reduce damage to your wheel in day to day use, as well as if a thief were to attempt to remove it.