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2022/08/18 15:29:54 (permalink)

Steering wheel lock suggestions

Hi, I'm considering buying a steering wheel security lock for my 2021 Macan.  It sits on our driveway and I always feel it's bit vulnerable to car thieves.  Any advice or recommendations would be welcome?
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Re: Steering wheel lock suggestions 2022/08/18 15:37:00 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby ellism 2022/08/18 15:42:10
And/or fit a tracker?  Can buy them for £30 and a £10 SIM lasts a couple of years.
 
I wrote them up on the Macan UK Forum
 
https://www.macanforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=227714&hilit=tracker#p227714
 

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Re: Steering wheel lock suggestions 2022/08/18 15:45:08 (permalink)
I do have the Porsche/Vodafone tracker activated. This is a belt and braces idea, really. 
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Re: Steering wheel lock suggestions 2022/08/18 18:38:55 (permalink)
It may be worth looking in Halfords. My neighbour got one from there and it doesn’t seem to have damaged the leather on his wheel. I can fully understand the belt and braces idea. Prevention is better than cure and a visual deterrent can only help to warden off potential opportunists. Trackers are only really for insurance companies to claw back what they can And who wants a car back once the scroats have abused it anyway.

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Re: Steering wheel lock suggestions 2022/08/18 20:40:45 (permalink)
The insurance company I use for my campervan has recently changed to a policy of requiring a steering lock "when vehicle not in use" and the only one they find acceptable is the "Stoplock Pro" - therefore I assume it's pretty good at actually stoping theft.  The downside is that you need to find somewhere convenient to store it while you are driving (not much problem in a campervan, but I think it might be in a Macan, although if your plan is only to use when parked at home, maybe you don't need to store it in the car).
 
I have a leather steering wheel and it does not cause damage.  It's also really quick to fit/remove.

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