Jiffy Lube in Rancho Cordova will etch identifying numbers on catalytic converters free of charge on Wednesday in an effort to deter theft.
Catalytic converter thieves often target sport utility vehicles and trucks. The vehicles are high off the ground, allowing thieves to quickly slide underneath and cut off the expensive air pollution control devices.
The thieves then sell the catalytic converters as scrap metal. Having etched numbers on the converter might deter the theft and can also help law enforcement connect thieves to specific thefts.
The etching will occur from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Jiffy Lube, 10796 Olson Drive, Rancho Cordova. No appointment is necessary.
Call The Bees Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.