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Old 01-07-2005, 01:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is what I understand: VIN etching constitutes having your VIN etched with a stencil on your windshield and windows. From what I know this can lower your insurance, since a vehicle with a VIN etched is less attractive to car robbers. Your comments?
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Old 01-07-2005, 03:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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doubt it. The VIN is already in something like 27 places in various parts of the car.
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The advantage of etching is that it is less attractive to thieves because they can't sell the glass to chop shops. I had mine done several years ago and the insurance company offered 10% off the theft portion of the bill. But it was either 10% for the vin etching OR 10% for an anti-theft device. Not Both.
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