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Coppell residents are encouraged to stop by the Go Express Wash at 720 S. MacArthur Blvd. on Saturday, October 27th from 8:00 am to noon.  Coppell Police Officers will permanently etch the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the windows of your vehicle.  This service will be free of charge and the application only takes a few minutes.

VIN etching is the discreet and permanent engraving of a vehicle’s federally registered VIN onto a vehicle’s windows.  Cars and trucks are usually stolen for individual parts or resale value.  VIN etching is often seen as a deterrent to thieves because it makes it harder for them to sell stolen windows and also makes it more difficult to dispose of the vehicle once it has been stolen.  VIN etching may also increase the odds of recovery of a stolen vehicle by police. 

If your vehicle has high-end wheels, consult with an officer at the event to see if your wheels can be etched as well.

Many insurance companies offer a discount off the comprehensive portion of your insurance if your vehicle is protected by VIN etching.  Please contact your insurance company to see if this applies to you.

For more information, contact Sergeant Eric Debus at 972-304-7072.

Press release courtesy of the City of Coppell.