Did you know that a vehicle is stolen every 8 minutes in Australia? From January to September 2010, more than 33,000 cars were stolen around the nation. Surprisingly, the majority of car theft takes place not at night, but around midday.
It's a scary statistic and one that may lead you to consider locking your car with extra security systems and encourage you to consider making comparisons on car insurance quotes.
If you take the time to make quotes comparisons on car insurance you may be surprised at how affordable the extra safety can be for your prized set of wheels.
Most targeted vehicles
A report released in early 2011 by Budget Direct revealed that more cars were stolen on Thursdays. That was the case for many Australian states with about one-fifth of car theft in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria taking place on Thursdays. The report also listed the most popular makes and models among car thieves to include:
- Holden Commodore
- Hyundai Excel X3
- Nissan Skyline
- Subaru Liberty
- Ford Falcon EA
According to the report, three quarters of all car theft in the nation is by youths either for joy-riding, transport or to commit another crime.
So if you love your car and want to keep it as safe as possible, consider making comparisons on insurance quotes online. By looking to online comparison sites such as RateCity, you'll be able to compare comprehensive car insurance policies from several brands.
The table below lists comprehensive car insurance providers you can obtain quotes from at RateCity.