The steering wheel locks in this article went through two rounds of reviews. We started by searching retailers like Amazon, RealTruck, and Advance Auto Parts for top products, looking at factors such as shipping costs, customer ratings, and prices.
Our product testing team then ordered the steering wheel locks that best met these standards. A team member tested each product on a car, taking note of the ease of installation and difficulty of destruction. Each lock was given a rating out of 5 stars based on these criteria.
Our testing process consisted of installing each lock according to the included directions, and then attempting to remove or disable it without using the key. To do this, we used a power drill with a standard drill bit.
Ease of Installation
Our ease of installation score is based on how quickly these steering wheel locks can be set up. Steering wheel locks that can be fully deployed in under a minute scored best in this category.
Difficult of Destruction
Our difficulty of destruction score is based on the amount of time it takes to remove the steering wheel lock. In all cases, we were able to remove these locks in under a minute using a power drill. However, without a power drill, removal would be much more difficult if not impossible.
Our value score is based on each steering wheel lock’s cost relative to it’s performance in our other review categories. Steering wheel locks that are the most difficult to destroy but that cost less than similar products score best in this category.
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