Vehicle owners in Alberta can get their catalytic converters engraved until March 31.

Alberta Motor Association (AMA) and Kal Tire have teamed up with Alberta RCMP and other law enforcement partners across the province to stop catalytic converter theft.

This type of theft has impacted thousands across the province and continues to be an issue.

Catalytic converters are targets for thieves as they contain valuable precious metals, and it takes less than a minute to steal. It can happen anywhere at any time.

“Catalytic converter thefts continue to be a pervasive crime in Alberta, but we’re not powerless in the fight against thieves. An engraved catalytic converter gives thieves cause to pause and supports law enforcement in their work to put a dent in this crime,” says Jeff Kasbrick, Vice President of Advocacy and Operations at AMA.

Last year, over 2,800 Albertans engraved their catalytic converters through the initial offering.

Getting your catalytic converter engraved with your VIN can stop thieves.

“Engraving programs assist law enforcement in identifying stolen catalytic converters, returning them to their rightful owners, and laying charges in these types of cases. We encourage Albertans to consider engraving their vehicles’ converters. Not only does this support us in our work of tackling this type of crime in our communities, but it also makes it harder for thieves to profit from your stolen property,” says RCMP Sergeant Luke Halvorson.

StrathmoreNow reached out to Strathmore Kal Tire, and currently, they are not offering the service. It is available only at corporate locations, with the nearest being in Calgary.

Mike Butcher, Vice President of Store Operations for Kal Tire, says drivers can call their nearest location to make an engraving appointment at 76 locations in Alberta.

The service is offered at cost, which is around $40 for most vehicles, and it provides owners with decals to warn thieves that the converter can be traced.

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