This package includes:
- Mark-N-Gard’s basic VINware VIN Etching software. Ready to install on your PC or laptop (or add optional new or refurbished laptop with the software ready to run).
- Full User Instructions – 24/7 Technical support is usually available as well
This software is used to capture a vehicle VIN and print the required glass etch stencils.
Some state government agencies mandate an insurance discount be given to the consumer if the VIN is etched into all the glass of the vehicle. For example, the State of New York mandates this and says the following in their New York Consolidated Laws, Insurance Law – ISC § 2336. Motor Vehicle liability, comprehensive and collision insurance rates section (the following is an excerpt)…
(ii) Etched indicia (numbers and letters of the seventeen digit vehicle identification number) when utilizing the vehicle identification number of the subject vehicle, shall be verified by input through a computer program with a checking algorithm prior to being etched onto any vehicle. This is where our VINchek™ VIN validation feature comes into play as it performs a test on entered VIN’s for correctness.
The program can also accept the non-17 character VIN’s used on older vehicles.