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Should You Have Your VIN Etched on Your Car's Windshield and Windows?

Last updated 7 years ago

Your car’s VIN, or Vehicle Identification Number, is a unique identifier assigned to each car on the market. This number is what makes your car yours and sets it apart from other cars of the same make, model, and color. If you are wondering whether it would be a good move for you to have the VIN etched onto all the windows of your car, then the answer is yes. Here are several reasons why: 

  • Defend Against Theft

Car thieves can break into a car and be off with it in less than five minutes. This is because the stolen automobile market makes plenty of money on car parts. However, thieves cannot get money on cars with the VIN etched on them, because even though it may be a good snag, those numbers scream out “stolen car.” Those numbers are attached to your name, and therefore deter theft. 

  • Save Money

Often, car insurance companies offer lower rates to people who have their Vehicle Identification Number etched into their windshield and auto glass. It’s considered practicing responsible car ownership, and it gives insurance companies more incentive to provide lower rates, as it is a good defense against theft. 

  • Identify Your Car

If you have your car’s VIN etched onto all the windows, then it can help police offers identify your car in case of auto theft. You are likely to get your car back much more quickly when an officer can identify the VIN, and window etching provides a permanent indicator of the number. 

To protect your car and save money, come to Glass on the Move and have your VIN etched into your windshield and auto glass. Call us at (510) 338-4791 for information about our auto glass repair and replacement services.



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