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College Girls, Have A Car? You Might Need The Club

Human nature is to desire to be a part of a unique club with wonderful benefits.

If only desire and reality matched. Sometimes they do and well, sometimes they don’t.

Many are a part of this club which means they really need a strong benefit.

Have you ever had your car stolen?

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Wikipedia educates, “Nationwide in the United States in 2012, there were an estimated 721,053 motor vehicle thefts, or approximately 229.7 motor vehicles stolen for every 100,000 inhabitants. Property losses due to motor vehicle theft in 2012 were estimated at $4.3 billion.”

The makes and models of vehicles most frequently stolen vary by several factors, including region and ease of theft. In particular, the security systems in older vehicles may not be up to the same standard as current vehicles, and thieves also have longer to learn their weaknesses.

Scrap metal and spare part prices may also influence thieves to prefer older vehicles.

In Bangkok, Thailand, the most frequently stolen vehicles are Toyota cars, Toyota Hilux and Isuzu D-Max pickups.

At justlanded.com they inform, “It’s wise to have your car fitted with an alarm, immobilizer (system interrupter) or other anti-theft device, plus a visible deterrent, such as a steering or transmission shift lock (many new cars are fitted with door dead locks and sophisticated alarm systems as standard equipment). This is important if you own a car that’s desirable to car thieves, which includes most new sports and luxury models, often stolen by professional crooks to order.”

Excellent suggestions.

Hopefully you are not a part of that club, but if you are there is one very concrete answer that may alleviate your fears especially if you do have an older car that is paid for but the market value is so low that it is not cost effective to purchase theft insurance.

Have you ever considered buying a tried and true product that has been saving consumers from car theft for years?

Please think about the Club.

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The Club is the trademark version of a popular automotive steering-wheel lock, produced by Sharon, Pennsylvania-based Winner International. The company was formed in 1986 for the purpose of marketing the device. The inventor, James E. Winner Jr., derived the idea for the device from his service in the Korean War, where he and his fellow soldiers were instructed to secure the steering wheels of their vehicles with metal chains.

As we drive to their site, we are excited about what they have to say. “James E. Winner Jr. began marketing The Club® after his Cadillac was stolen, despite its factory-installed alarm. An Army veteran, he remembered his tour of duty in Korea and how he secured his vehicle’s steering wheel with a chain to prevent theft. The concept: If you can’t steer it, you can’t steal it™.

In designing the steering wheel lock, Winner worked closely with law enforcement auto theft squads and even a professional thief. As many as 50 prototypes were developed and tested in high crime areas before the National Fraternal Order of Police, which represents more than 235,000 police officers nationwide, endorsed the product.

In marketing The Club®, Winner International created a totally new class of automotive aftermarket security devices. The Club® is the original patented vehicle steering wheel lock!


Recognized by Advertising Age as one of the hottest brands and receiving the American Marketing Association’s Best New Products Award, The Club® was featured by Consumer’s Digest as a “Best Buy” in automotive security products.

Winner International was formed and incorporated in 1986. Expanding off the success of The Club® and its 95 percent national brand awareness, Winner International began offering the commercial, residential, recreational and personal security and safety products found on this website. Headquartered in Sharon, Pennsylvania, Winner International is a privately held security products company.”

We have personally used The Club for years including various versions of it and are very happy with the results. We have had a window smashed and our stereo stolen so fortunately up to this point we’ve never had a car stolen.

Once when we parked in the wrong parking spot and went to the window to look at our vehicle and saw it not there, you won’t believe the pain and agony that we went through until we finally figured out that we parked in the wrong spot.

Here are what customers have to say about The Club:

  1. “I wanted to thank you for your product. My car a Mazda 3 was broken into on July 4 2012. A spare key to my 2004 Nissan Frontier was stolen. I could not afford to change all the locks, because that would of cost my around $600. So I had the ignition switch reprogramed and bought “The Club“. Well low and behold the thief came back to my house 6 months later attempting to steal my Nissan Frontier. He tried and tried to pry your wheel lock off. And thankfully was unsuccessful!!!!!Unfortunately he bent my steering column and broke my wheel lock. But at least he did not steal my truck. So thank you very much! You’ve made a believer out of me.”
  2. “Last year my car was broken into and they attempted to steal it causing lots of damage. This past weekend they tried again but I had The Club on which they tried to break but couldn’t so they left my ignition alone and left my car and went to one that didn’t have The Club and caused a lot of damage. You have a very good product and it is on both of my cars and always will be.”
  3. I wanted to share with you how The Club protected me yesterday. My car was broken into and the thief attempted to drive the car away, but only succeeded in pulling forward a few feet because The Club stopped him. The thief actually tried to drill through The Club and did not succeed in removing it from my steering wheel. He broke two drill bits trying during this attempt.

AAA sent a locksmith out to try to get The Club off the wheel and the locksmith worked on it for 45 minutes to no avail. He also broke two drill bits trying to remove The Club.

Finally, my husband had to take a very large hammer to the handle of The Club and after about 15 minutes of pounding away, was finally able to free it from the steering wheel.

Just wanted to thank you for this superior product. You saved my car!”

Those are the kind of stories that we love to hear.

What we would also like to do is make one more suggestion on how to protect your car from being stolen.

We know of someone in our circle who not only uses the club on his steering wheel and he also used the brake to steering wheel lock as well.

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The Club Pedal-to-Wheel Lock attaches the brake or clutch pedal to the steering wheel, making the vehicle impossible to steer.

To steal his car, the thief is going to have to want it really, really bad.

The club that you want to be a part of is the one where your fellow club members have never gotten their car stolen.

By using The Club on the steering wheel and the Club Pedal-to-Wheel Lock, you just may have paid up your membership fees for years to come.

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https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2012/crime-in-the-u.s.-2012/property-crime/motor-vehicle-theft

https://www.justlanded.com/english/United-States/Articles/Travel-Leisure/Car-Theft

https://winner-intl.com/ 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Club_(automotive)


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