GEICO, Safelite Partner on April 24 for Free VIN Etching and Auto Safety Fair in Georgia

April 13, 2004

GEICO and Safelite AutoGlass have teamed up to provide free VIN etching and free windshield inspections to motorists on Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at GEICO facilities, 4400 Ocmulgee East Blvd. in Macon, Georgia.

Insurance experts believe that VIN (vehicle identification number) etching can be a powerful means of protecting your vehicle from theft. According to Sandra Hampton, who heads GEICO’s glass claims unit, “We’re seeing that VIN etching is a good deterrent. Car thieves don’t want to go to the expense of having all the windows replaced. It’s one of several ways we recommend to help keep vehicles safe.”

While the VIN etching is free, readers must make an appointment for the service by calling 478-464-2192 or 478-464-2136 or e-mail

Also on April 24, Safelite will be inspecting windshields at no charge and repairing and replacing auto windshields for car owners who qualify for the service. Drivers need to bring auto insurance documents to take advantage of the offer.

Appointments are also necessary. Call 478-464-2192 or 478-464-2136 or e-mail

The auto safety fair continues through the day with free refreshments –
hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks and snacks – and free child identification kits, long with child bicycle helmets provided by local police officers.

GEICO is also conducting a job fair that day and those attending can obtain auto insurance rate quotes.

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