Wednesday, August 28, 2013

How To: Unlock your Steering Wheel

You would be surprised by how many phone calls we get from customers with locked steering wheels. A lot of people go years with out this ever happening so when it does they don't know what to do. It can be extremely frustrating. So here are a few things to know.

Why it happens: There are a few spots on your car that are anti theft spots. If you park your car in one of these spots it will lock up and it won't allow you to turn the car on. Usually it happens when you have turned into a parking spot and your steering wheel is still in a turned position like the picture shown.

What to do: Whatever direction your wheel is turned when locked you just need to turn it a little more in that same direction to relieve the pressure and then start the car. In the picture shown you would keep turning it counter clockwise to relieve the pressure.

Something to keep in mind: This doesn't apply to vehicles equipped with a factory push button start  because they don't have steering locking mechanisms.

Hopefully this helps you! If your steering wheel does lock up and you need more assistance just give our service department a call and they will walk you through it. 940-243-6233.


  1. This was extremely helpful and just saved me from being stranded in the grocery parking lot. Thank you!

  2. Thank you much. Freaked me out when I turned my wheel too much

  3. Very helpful called triple aaa and then decided to google. Saved a lot of stress

  4. Thank you my car got locked this morning and I followed this instruction. It worked instantly. Thanks


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