A VIN number is a 17-character alphanumeric identifier or a manufacturer’s serial number. Each character within the VIN has a significant meaning. Together they create a number that tells everything about the vehicle (1981 or newer) and its unique history.
Where can I find the VIN number on my vehicle?
The locations of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) vary. Common areas in which you may find the VIN are as follows:
Dashboard near windshield (on driver’s side)
Driver’s side door or post (below latch mechanism or where the door latches)
Passenger side door or post
Front of engine
Radiator support bracket
Where can I find the VIN number on my documents?
Insurance ID card
Insurance Declarations Page
How do I decode my VIN?
When a VIN is decoded, it tells you the country and year of manufacture; make, model & serial number; assembly plant; and in some cases it also may indentify the equipment specifications.
The VIN is divided into 4 parts:
World Manufacturer’s Identification (WMI – 3 characters)
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