Steering Wheel Lock

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jamesiow
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Re: Steering Wheel Lock

Post by jamesiow » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:14 pm

Fred99 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:12 pm
The biggest risk would be from other Ateca fans who have given up waiting for one!
:D :D :D Or Skoda ones who are after nicer looking front
ATECA SE 1.0 Technology, Petrol, Manual, Samoa Orange, Park Assist, Convenience Pack, Top view camera with rear view camera, Electric Tailgate with Virtual Pedal, Keyless Entry & Rear Sunblinds.


mikejamestalbot
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Re: Steering Wheel Lock

Post by mikejamestalbot » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:55 pm

jamesiow wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:03 pm
mikejamestalbot wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:11 pm
Hi Folks,

Sorry for the delay in reply - I thought I'd clicked onto notifications, clearly not...

Yes - thats the one. the 'elite' version has a deeper bend allowing it to fit larger steering wheels. It definitely fits the ATECA :-)


Cheers,

Mike

I don't mean to be rude etc or be a troll but why would you bother fitting a steering wheel lock? is there any justifiable cause where you live or have you had passed instances where cars have being stolen? If it was an Audi Q3 I could perhaps understand, even though cars are very similar, it is all about the badge with sporty nose criminal...
Yes, I have had a car stolen. My last vehicle. Off the drive at home, without the keys, during the day whilst I was in the house, all caught on CCTV, gone in sixty seconds - literally. That’s why I have a steering wheel lock, best theft deterrent for ANY vehicle with keyless entry. And before you ask - my last car was a 13 plate fiesta - car thiefs aren’t choosy mate.


jamesiow
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Re: Steering Wheel Lock

Post by jamesiow » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:12 pm

mikejamestalbot wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:55 pm

Yes, I have had a car stolen. My last vehicle. Off the drive at home, without the keys, during the day whilst I was in the house, all caught on CCTV, gone in sixty seconds - literally. That’s why I have a steering wheel lock, best theft deterrent for ANY vehicle with keyless entry. And before you ask - my last car was a 13 plate fiesta - car thiefs aren’t choosy mate.

God I am sorry - pleased I live in low crime place!
ATECA SE 1.0 Technology, Petrol, Manual, Samoa Orange, Park Assist, Convenience Pack, Top view camera with rear view camera, Electric Tailgate with Virtual Pedal, Keyless Entry & Rear Sunblinds.


mikejamestalbot
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Re: Steering Wheel Lock

Post by mikejamestalbot » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:15 pm

Ha! And THAT, my friend, is precisely why I use a steering lock! :-)


Bish
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Re: Steering Wheel Lock

Post by Bish » Thu May 31, 2018 2:38 pm

One option you might like to consider is a pouch you can buy from Halfords for £10. You place the key in the pouch. This stops the thief being able to transmit signals from your key to the car. Useful when you are at home with the car on the drive. There is a lot of information online about keyless car thefts and how to avoid them. If you buy a wheel clamp the thief would have got into your car first and then made a mess of the wheel, removing the clamp which doesn’t take long for the determined thief. However the more anti-theft devices the better. I can recommend a https://secretstorages.com/best-steering-wheel-lock/ Stoplock Pro Elite. Its got a deeper 'bend' which fits the Ateca steering wheel. I bought mine from Amazon if I recall correctly, but I'm sure they probably sell it elsewhere...

Theres still a knack to fitting though - you have to make sure that the steering wheel is turned slightly clockwise from centre before the cars steering column lock activates (which annoyingly only happens when I open the drivers door) If you dont do this, you'll find that with the wheel centred the Stoplock just makes contact with the indicator stalk and because of the weight of it, pushes the stalk down a little and activates the 'parking light'
On YouTube there are a lot of interesting and informative videos on this topic, I will leave one of them here, maybe someone will come in handy
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