Austin Police offers free VIN etching to protect your car

Cars in Austin (KXAn Photo)
Cars in Austin (KXAn Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – In an effort to offer Austinites extra protection against car thieves, the Austin Police Department is hosting a free VIN etching event on Saturday.

The process involves etching a vehicle’s VIN number onto its windows to reduce the resale value of a stolen vehicle. The etching is a safeguard against vehicle theft and can increase the odds of your car being recovered by police if it’s stolen.

You can take advantage of the free opportunity at Lakeline Mall from 1 to 4 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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