Even if you are insured, car theft will still cost you. VIN-etching, or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) glass etching, is a vehicle theft protection system that marks a vehicle with its own set of fingerprints easily, permanently, and safely, as a vehicle not to steal.
In an effort to bring Auto Theft prevention to drivers, the Glendale Police Department, is teaming up with the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority and Cabela's on a Free VIN Etching Program event on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 8:30 am until 11:30 am.
The event will take place at 9380 W Glendale Ave. For more information you may contact Officer Lynes at (623) 930-2554 or Officer Horsley at (623) 930-4029.
Chop shops are only interested in profit of selling untraceable vehicles and their parts. Etching takes that profit away, as it costs between $1,000 and $5,000 to replace all the etched windows. A typical professional thief knows this and will pass up etched vehicles and steal an easier to sell, unetched vehicle instead.
Police departments know very well the value of etching your VIN in the windows of your car or truck. They know that marked auto parts cannot easily be sold by thieves. So take this opportunity to save money, and you car from being stolen and go etch your car’s Vehicle Identification Number into the car’s windows. All you need to do is bring proof of insurance, a driver’s license, current registration and a consent form. You may find Auto Theft Supplemental Forms in English and Spanish at the Glendale PD website.