Free VIN etching April 16

The Christiansburg Parks and Recreation Department, Police Department and Fire Department are co-sponsoring a free VIN etching event with Virginia State Police. The event will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Monday, April 16 at the Christiansburg Fire Department, 110 Depot St.

All vehicles carry a federally assigned number called a vehicle identification number (VIN). Etching a VIN onto a vehicle’s window deters thieves because they must strip and replace windows etched with a VIN from the cars they steal, which takes time and costs money.

VIN etching is safe, fast and will not damage your vehicle. Numbers are permanently etched into the glass using a chemical solution.

For more information, call 540-382-2349 or visit the Christiansburg Recreation Center, 1600 N. Franklin St.