A few weeks after buying a used Toyota Highlander, Maurice Leckington, a member of the AARP in Clearfield, Utah, noticed an enigmatic $398 tax with Etch Protection in the sales contract. A call to the dealer confirmed that he had received a complaint for glassware – a safety add-on in which a code number, often the vehicle identification number (VIN), is engraved in each window of the vehicle. VIN-tzen is a counter-measure against the theft of reflective vehicles that heat the VIN of a vehicle on the windows in order to reduce the value of a stolen vehicle for thieves. VIN-tzen is recommended by police, insurance agencies and national vehicle theft prevention agencies This service is sometimes offered free of charge at sponsored events.        So we put everything in place and we notice that there is a VTR tax of $1,295!!! My husband and I are like a chicken? And ask the sales manager what it is. We asked, word for word, «Did the M A N A T O R Y?» and the manager explained what it was and said it was mandatory and that the cost depended on the cost of the vehicle. I agreed when we asked if anything was MANDATORY, and he said there was no way to remove it, so we went further. we get the contract, go home, enthusiastic and happy, because I have this awesome vehicle with heated seats and in the hype. Save money and time with AARP Auto Buying Program vehicles equipped with VIN engraved windows may be eligible for insurance interest reductions of up to 15% in some U.S. states.     Leckington was certain that he had never been informed of an insurance policy and had never received any supporting documents. In light of this allegation and the possibility of proving otherwise, the dealer decided to grant Leckington a full refund for the engraving. Yes, I wouldn`t be so tormented if there were a few hundred.
It is the fact that it is above 1k that causes haha This everything has a bad taste in my mouth and made me the second guess give to this dealer of my business. My question to Subreddit experts is… Is there a way to solve this problem? My husband and I are going in a few hours to the car dealership and we are at the pissed level as we are small enough to make the vehicle. I really don`t want to do it because I want the salesman to get the commission, because he was very helpful and it`s not his fault that his manager lied to us in the face, I also like the vehicle. If they tell us that we should have another vehicle to remove the fees, then we will go and we will not give them our stuff at that time. It does not seem feasible that a trader wants to lose an entire sale on an optional royalty. While setting up vehicle windows is not a real scam, the practice is of questionable value. You can tell that your insurance does not reduce premiums for vehicles with engraved windows.