Shippin’ steal

You’d think that all the new vehicles being sold and the advanced anti-theft tech in them would slow rate at which cars get nicked. Sadly, it’s not the case. Passenger-car thefts rose two percent for the 12 months to September to 40,731, says the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council, with Victoria Yo the cas Mo the boosted ride capital of Australia. Most cars nicked are “profit-motivated thefts”, which means they’re being stripped for parts. What’s most at risk?

If you own a 2005-11 Toyota Hilux, VE Commodore or circa 15-year-old Nissan Pulsar, it’s time to bring the steering wheel lock out of retirement.