Sunwest Federal Credit Union Fights Auto Theft: Free VIN etching in Tucson

SunWest Federal Credit Union, in partnership with Arizona Auto Theft Investigators Association (AATIA) is stepping up efforts to fight auto theft.

The public is invited to receive free Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching at its Broadway & Pantano branch on Friday, December 7.

Vehicle owners attending the FREE Auto Theft Prevention VIN Etching are being asked to bring donations of at least two (2) non-perishable food items, which will be donated to the local food bank.

VIN etching allows a vehicle identification number to be chemically engraved into every piece of glass on a vehicle. Etching prevents crime because thieves would have to replace each piece of glass on a stolen vehicle before it could be sold or transferred. Some insurance carriers also provide discounts on coverage for vehicles with the added protection of VIN etching.

The process is:

  • Virtually invisible
  • Takes approximately ten minutes
  • Free from SunWest Federal Credit Union ($300.00 value)

SunWest will donate $5 to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in Tucson for every car etched.
Friday December 7, 2012   9am – 1pm,  SunWest Federal Credit Union, 7725 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710, 520-885-8701

Sponsored by: Arizona Automobile Theft Investigators Authority, Tucson Police Department and SunWest Federal Credit Union

About SunWest Federal Credit Union

SunWest is a Community Chartered Federal Credit Union with $255 million in assets, 40,000 members and 7 locations across metro Phoenix and Tucson. The credit union has a 75-year tradition of financial strength, community involvement and member service. Learn more at