Car theft has been a very persistent problem in Australia despite the rampant awareness made by the governments in cracking down them. It has been reported that a theft has been recorded every 10 minutes resulting to an overwhelming number of 60, 000 cars being stolen each year.
With staggering numbers on this arising issue, it has been found that evil mongers steal cars for 2 important reasons
For profit sake - You may wonder how thieves profit out by selling the cars which are embedded with security measures, but the catch here is they sell parts of the car instead of the whole vehicle which is risk free. Sources say the various models of Holden Commodore VT, VS and VX have seen the most number of car thefts for the sake of profit.
Joy rides - The Hyundai Excel X3 tops the list of cars that are being stolen for a mere joy ride closely followed by the same Holden Commodore models. Apart from the above two reasons, car thefts happen by breaking into cars to take away your costly belongings inside. A list of top items that thieves found it enticing to break in has been published recently and it included your smartphones, other gadgets, credit cards, stereo sets, car accessories, sun glasses etc.
So, before leaving your cars, it is always better to secure your items from the eyes of thieves.
With the reasons for the theft given in description above, it is our job to upgrade our security by using engine immobilizers and GPS tracking systems. Apart from this, you might even choose anti theft cars which have been designed recently by the automobile industry sensing these numbers like the Volkswagen Polo/Golf, Audi A4, BMW 1 series and a Jaguar XF.