Frequently Asked Questions
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Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.
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The Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre (MIRRC), also known as Thatcham, has carried out research into this area of car security. It is recommended that when purchasing a steering wheel lock you purchase one that is Thatcham approved.
Whilst fitting a steering lock may act as a deterrent to car thieves, it is worth noting that most of them can be removed in a matter of seconds. However, if yours is the only car in the area fitted with a steering lock then it is possible that the thief may target another car.