Expat Learnings

Things I’ve learned as an American expat in the UKoGBaNI #42

VIN etching occurs in a lot of countries.

In some countries (i.e. Jordan, Kenya, Argentina) I’ve noticed that the VIN of the car is etched into its windows. Today I finally took the time to research the purpose of VIN etching and basically what it boils down to is that it is a way to deter theft of vehicles. Most auto parts buyers will not purchase auto parts etched with VINs, so why steal a car when you can’t strip it and sell it for its parts? Precisely.

For the next learning in my Expat Learnings mini series, go here. Alternatively, go here to read this mini series from the beginning.

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