Your car is a target for thieves every day. It could be old or damaged, but thieves are resourceful and they can still find some part of it that can be hauled off and sold for money. Or worse, they could be using it for some other nefarious purpose other than simple stealing it and selling it.
The point is, these are bad dudes and they’ll do whatever they can to break in, steal, damage, and oh, just about ruin your life in the process.
Nevertheless, you can improve your odds by getting your car some of the best auto anti-theft devices, which we provide quick reviews for here. There are many options available to protect your car, and these ones should be at the top of your list.
The Club 3000 – Steering Wheel Lock Bar
Ah yes, the famous Club 3000 lock bar. Perhaps you know it. If not, this device attaches to the steering wheel, locking it in place. It’s usually made of hardened metal so thieves won’t even try to cut it, and effectively can’t even if they did try.
The Club 3000 lock bar prevents the wheel from turning, which makes the car impossible to move. It’s really easy to install and use, and all it takes to remove it is simply a key. Off the cuff, this is a great anti-theft device that anyone who has any concerns might want to get.
When it comes to aesthetics, there are two styles of steering wheel lock bars – those that go across it horizontally, and those that go vertically. Either way, they are a great thief deterrent. What’s more, you can find it for a decent price with many stores selling it for less than $30.
Disadvantage – This device will prevent amateur thieves, but not professional ones who come prepared with a saw or knife to cut the steering wheel itself. Most thieves won’t think of this, but those who are desperate might. In any case, it is something to be aware of.
Trimax TCL65 Tire Lock
Now let’s move away from the steering wheel and look at the tires, and what can be done there. Because tires, if you’ve ever watched a movie with car thieves in action, are one thing that car thieves like to grab them right off your vehicle if they can. It’s also the means by which a thieve will use your car or truck to…yes, drive away! So how do we stop this?
So, when it comes to the wheels of your vehicle and making sure they don’t go anywhere, this is where the Trimax TCL65 tire lock comes into play. This car anti-theft device is a bit large, so it’s good if you have space in the trunk. It’s perfect when you park your car for a longer time than usual, such as when parking it overnight. By immobilizing the tire, no thief can move it.
This is clearly the point to the Trimax TCL65, which is that your wheel will not be rolling anywhere with this thing attached. It might seem like overkill to some people who don’t want to apply this tool every time they go out anywhere, but in certain situations, it will definitely come in handy!
Tuffy 292-01 Hood Lock For Jeep Wrangler
This is the Tuffy 292-01 Hood Lock for Jeep Wrangler. While installing a hood lock won’t prevent a thief from stealing your car, it will deny them access to the battery and other parts located under the hood.
So, this is a rather simple and inexpensive way to protect valuable engine components. Hood locks require a key to open, unlike the similar hood pins.
The Club CL606 Brake Lock
Another top product from Winner International we have The Club CL606 brake lock. This type of lock made of hardened steel attaches to the brake pedal, locking it and making the car un-drivable. No one would be able to suppress the brake until it’s completely removed, meaning that the car will be exceedingly difficult to steal with no brake pedal functionality.
What’s more, its sturdy material ensures thieves will be prevented from cutting it. Brake locks are easy to use and hard to remove and come at a rather affordable price, usually under $40. Also, this model CL606 comes in bright red so thieves will most likely see it and not even bother.
However, the only thing that makes it inconvenient for some people is the need to put it on and take it off every time they get in and out of their vehicle. So, again, it’s up to you when you’ll be wanting to apply The Club here. Still, it’s a great example of a car or truck anti-theft device.
Carlock is an electronic tracking system which, though it can’t prevent thieves from actually stealing your car, it does help police locate it once it’s stolen. But hold on, why is it on this list if it can’t actually prevent a theft?
Well, Carlock has a lot of functionality including detecting vibrations, or when the motor is turned on, and notifying you immediately via your smart phone.
In real time, you will have complete knowledge of where your car or truck might be at any given time. So, you can prevent your own car’s theft by just knowing what’s happening at any given point in the day or night.
Many people use this device not just to look out for your run of the mill car thieves, but also those thieves that we sometimes forget about – our own teenage sons and daughters. Yes, if Billy is deciding to take the car out for a joyride, he might want to think twice due to Carlock.
On the upside, if Billy speeds away into the night, Carlock can find your car even if it’s hidden in heavily wooded areas or parked in an underground garage. You get real-time tracking updates through an app on your mobile phone.
Whether it’s Billy your wicked stepchild or Bobby the generic car thief down the lane, it doesn’t matter. Carlock has you covered!
Cal Hawk Kill Switch
A kill switch is one of the most advanced car anti-theft devices. It works by shutting off the electrical system or cutting off the fuel to the vehicle, not allowing the thief to move the car anywhere.
You can install more than one kill switch, and hide it out of view to frustrate any potential thief and motivate them to move on to another car, as bad as that sounds. Your poor neighbour – he needs his own kill switch!
This car anti-theft device is disengaged with an entry code or a plastic key, similar to car alarms. However, we recommend installing it by yourself only if you have a profound knowledge of your car’s wiring system. If not, ask someone who does know a thing or two about cars.
The latest cars have a universal electronic immobilizer on the car keys. This anti-theft device sends signals to the ignition, not allowing the car to start without the key. Brilliant!
The engine will not start and the fuel system will lock up. The radio-frequency identification or RFID technology identifies and tracks key fobs which have a unique RFID chip to that specific car, with the help of electromagnetic field. This means without the right RFID chip, the vehicle won’t start. You can’t go wrong here.
Yescom Security Vehicle Paging Car Alarm
No thief wants to be noticed when doing his “job”, right? So, and a high tech car alarm system like Yescom prevents thieves from operating anonymously under the cover of night, thus making your car the last one on their list to mess with.
It activates when someone opens a door, breaks a window, or start the vehicle without turning off the alarm first. And, you can turn it off either using an access code, or using a key fob.
However, you have to pick a good car alarm that won’t go off accidentally. You may need to pay a little more for a stellar car alarm like this one, but it’ll certainly pay off in the end.