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VIN Etching

All vehicles carry a federally-assigned number known as a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Making sure those numbers are marked permanently on a vehicle's windows steers thieves away. Disposing of a vehicle whose windows have been VIN etched takes thieves’ time, trouble and money; the windows of stolen VIN Etched vehicles must be stripped and replaced before a criminal can get rid of the car. VIN Etching also prevents thieves from earning extra cash by selling windows and windshields to chop shops.

VIN Etching is simple, fast, safe, inexpensive and won't mar the look of the vehicle. The process permanently etches a VIN into the glass with a chemical solution.

Remember: only a person named on a vehicle’s registration can authorize a VIN etching. So when getting your car VIN etched, make sure you bring a valid driver’s license and your current registration. You’ll also need to complete and information/consent form; you may print it out and bring it with you or fill one out at the VIN etching.)