The VIN number which is also known as the chassis number or serial number of the vehicle is a 17-character alphanumeric code. This alphanumeric code differs from model to model and is assigned by manufacturer.
What Is a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)?
A vehicle identification number (VIN) is a specific code given to each motor vehicle in the United States. A VIN number allows you to discover important details about the vehicle and its history. Unique Vehicle identification number of every vehicle helps to track a given vehicle as it is sold, bought and serviced. Auto manufacturers use VINs to issue recalls, Auto shops use VINs to record vehicle service visits and government agencies use VINs to detect vehicles when they’re registered, sold, or even stolen.
Since 1981, a standardized 17- digit code has been issued by auto manufacturers, which include a serial number. Older cars might have VINs too, though they will not follow the standardized formula. The story of the VIN number originates in the 1950s as auto manufacturers initiated stamping identification numbers on key parts and automobiles themselves. However, standardization did not come until the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed the current method of tracking every car that moves off an assembly line.
Where can you find VIN Number?
The VIN number can be found on the vehicle title or insurance paper with ease. The VIN number might also be reported as “Chassis Number” on the insurance paper. Also, vehicle registration papers include the VIN number which could be listed as a Serial Number, Title or Identification number.
You can also locate the VIN Number at numerous positions on the vehicle. Some of these locations are listed below for your guidance.
What information can you get by Decoding our VIN?
The vehicle history report will find the previous history of the vehicle which can assist you in making an informed purchase. The VIN report includes detailed historical data of the vehicle including former owners, recalls, vehicle’s accident history, sales record, loan and lien records, and repair history. Our detailed report also includes Vehicle specifications, Mileage history, Market value, Warranty status, Police reports, Safety rating, Insurance data and Inspection Records. This information can assist you in making a better evaluation of the vehicle based on the current market trends. By using our VIN decoder, you can get more information than another VIN report service at much cheaper rates. Our VIN report includes in-depth data of the past auctions of the vehicle along with auction photos. This service is only available in our advanced VIN lookup tool. A correct evaluation can save you money and time spent on future repairs, documentation, and verifications.
Each report ensures to cover all the historical information available. This makes the VIN check for any vehicle very important before purchase.