Review of Stoplock Original Steering Wheel Lock
This is a review of the Stoplock Original steering wheel lock, a lock that appears to be cheaply priced. Does this means it lacks in quality? Read on for more details.
The Stoplock Original steering wheel lock is a simple designed visual deterrent that has a number of good key stats such as having 10,000 key combinations and a 5 year guarantee.
This steering wheel lock is made of a stainless steel with a plastic coating, not as vibrant as the Stoplock Professional as only part of the handle is yellow however there is a flashing LED light to help provide extra visual deterrent. The flashing LED does run on two small flat batteries that will need changing ever couple of months though.
The Stoplock Original was tried on both my Fiat Panda and my partners Peugot 307cc. For both cars it fits very tightly and I would believe this would be difficult to fit on certain car models steering wheels. I tracked down the Stoplock fitting guide which I have added above as a pdf. It appears after checking the fitting range pdf the Stoplock Professional steering wheel lock is smaller and there are a number of car and van models that Stoplock do not recommend using the Stocklock Original for.
To fit the Stoplock Original requires you to firstly open the lock with the key provided then slide the arm into the lower right gap of the steering wheel and then attach the clamp around the top left of the wheel rim. Once you close the clamp the steering wheel lock is functioning. Be careful if you have a leather or fabric steering wheel it may be worth wrapping the steering wheel rim where the clamp is to be fixed with a cloth before locking to reduce scratches.
It is also worth thinking about where you will keep this device and whether you have space in your car, as you are best stowing in the boot or if not carrying passengers in the back foot wells
- Good value for money
- Acts as a good visual deterrent
- Includes a flashing warning LED
- The lock has over 10,000 key combinations
- 5 year guarantee
- Strong and sturdy
- Available on amazon prime for next day delivery
- Only fits certain car models (See pdf)
- Careful fitting on leather/soft material steering wheel as may scratch
- A little cumbersome
- Can be easy to accidently beep the horn when fitting
- Batteries required for the flashing LED which will only last a few months
This is a very reasonably priced steering wheel lock, simple design and clamp mechanism, perfect if looking at getting a quick and easy, cheap lock as a deterrent for your car. Just make sure it will fit your car prior to purchasing.