Learn what your vehicle identification number (VIN) means.
Every car manufactured has a unique vehicle identification number (VIN) which can also be considered the fingerprint of a vehicle. No other car in the world could have an identical vin number. The VIN, or Vehicle Identification Number, is a unique set of 17 characters containing numbers and letters. A VIN is the most reliable way to identify a vehicle.
Manufacturers use unique VINs to encode important information about that specific vehicle. Vehicle Identification Numbers are also used by repair services and the police to record maintenance, inspection, damage, theft and more.
Using the VIN Number you can find out details of the vehicle such as manufacturer, year it was made, model, specifications, ownership history, mileage information, recalls, registrations, theft, insurance coverage, accidents and title checks. Use our VIN Check and find out more details about your VIN Number instantly.
You will always want to double check that you have typed in the correct VIN number without any typos. If the VIN is less than 17 characters, then it is a VIN Number from a vehicle older than 1981. Prior to 1981, VIN numbers varied in length from 11 to 17 characters depending on the manufacturer. You can still run the VIN Check to obtain information on vehicles manufactured before 1981 even though the information available might be limited.
Looking for the history of a classic vehicle? Run our VIN Check and get the details. Use the contact page or speak to a live chat agent for assistance.
The VIN number can be found on the body of a vehicle or on its documents. The VIN Number also known as the chassis number and consists of 17 characters which are a mix of numbers and letters. Here are the locations where you will find the VIN.
The VIN location on motorcycles differ from various manufacturers. You can usually locate the VIN number on the steering neck. You can turn the handlebars to the left and look on the right side of the frame where the steering head goes through the frame.
A semi trailers VIN is located on the front part of the trailer on the left side in most cases. If you can’t find the VIN Number on the trailer, you should be able to locate it on your title or insurance papers.
Enter your vehicle’s 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number also known as VIN or the chassis number into the field above to look up and receive an instant report on manufacturer, brand, model and make, body style, engine size, assembly plant, vehicle specifications and options and over 60 other checks. See below on what you can learn the vehicle.
Wondering the number of owners the VIN you are searching had? Did it have any accidents or insurance damage claims? Does the mileage add up to what is shown on the dashboard? These are all great questions that a simple VIN check can answer.
Data from national databases, such as, the NMVTIS, Department of Motor Vehicles, Ministry of Transportation, car manufacturers’ databases, insurance companies, car auctions, car dealers, state records, inspections stations and includes over 60 checks on every report. Here’s what you can discover about the vehicle by searching the VIN.
What is a VIN Number?
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Where can I find the VIN?
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