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Photo: Alexandru Nika (Shutterstock) Maybe you’re someone who is familiar with every last detail and feature of your car, taking pride in knowing everything your machine can do. Or maybe it’s just a thing that gets you from A to B, and each time you get in, you pop the key in the ignition, turn it, and hope for the best (unless you have one that starts by pushing a button, but that’s a different story). If you fall into the second category, you may have found yourself in a situation where it appears as though your steering wheel has somehow gotten stuck. No matter how hard you try to turn it, it doesn’t budge. It’s annoying. But the good news is in many of those situations, it’s simply a case of the steering wheel being locked: a built-in security feature in many vehicles. Here’s what to do if that happens. What are steering wheel locks? There are different types of steering wheel locks , but for today, we’ll put them into to broad categories: the ones that are part of the car’s design (even if you don’t realize it), and external locks that you purchase separately and definitely can’t miss, like The Club . If you have a built-in steering wheel lock, but aren’t aware that you do, there’s a good chance that at some point, you’ll activate it without realizing it. Steering wheel locks can be activated as you’re exiting your vehicle. On select cars, this can […]