Sep 21, 2015 4:38 PM
NASHUA - With more and more vehicles stolen in New Hampshire, AAA, along with the Nashua Police Department, are mapping up their efforts to make sure your car doesn’t get stolen.
It’s called Vin Etching.
The procedure involves chemically stenciling your car's VIN number into all of the vehicle's windows.
It is suppose to deter thieves from stealing your car- but does it actually work?
Officials point out the numbers to prove it does.
Three out of four cars are less likely to get stolen and eight out of 10 cars are more likely to be recovered with Vin etching.
Now, more Granite Staters are having it done as a precaution - like Teresa and Kim Davis of Wilton.
“Might as well take the chance that it might work,” says Teresa. “Better to have the security than not.”
When we asked Kim Davis if he thought it would work, he says, “I hope so. We won't know until actually somebody tries to steal it.”
We asked Teresa if she was taking a gamble. Her answer, “Yup. You hope it pays off? I hope it pays off.”
Other than potentially having your car stolen and returned to you - are there other benefits?
Some insurance companies could give you a discount if you choose to VIN etch your windows.
Professionals will do it for you for about $100 or you can buy a do-it-youself kit for about $25.
Click here to read our earlier article that describes VIN Etching in more details and why AAA officials say you should really look into it:
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