FREE!!! H.E.A.T. Registration & VIN Etching
HEAT (Help End Auto Theft): is a statewide vehicle registration program sponsored by the Texas Depar
- When:Saturday, February 23, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon
- Where:Patti Welder Middle School (1604 E North St )
HEAT (Help End Auto Theft): is a statewide vehicle registration program sponsored by the Texas Department of Public Safety that assists law enforcement officials in identifying stolen vehicles. Any vehicle owner in Texas can register their vehicle in the HEAT program. A vehicle registered with the HEAT program will have decals placed on the front and rear window. Statistics show that most vehicles are stolen between the hours of 1:00am and 5:00am. These decals authorize law enforcement officers to stop the vehicle between 1:00am and 5:00am, anywhere in Texas. The vehicle ownership will also be verified anytime the vehicle passes from Texas into Mexico.
VIN Etching: Every vehicle is equipped with a Vehicle Identification Number plate on the dash board. These plates are easily replaced with new, fake plates by auto thieves. When the windows are etched with the VIN number a thief has to replace all the windows and dispose of the glass. This will cost the thief time and money, so when the thief sees the etching he will move on to another vehicle. Etching may also increase the resale value of your vehicle and some insurances offer a discount (check with your insurance agent).