How do I look up a vehicle identification number?

The best way to see it is to look through the windshield from outside the car. You may also find the VIN number on the driver’s side door pillar. Open the door and look around the area where the door latches to the car.

What is the best VIN check service?

The two largest and best known providers of paid VIN check reports are AutoCheck and Carfax. In addition to basic information included with free sites, both provide any history of recalls, thefts, or crashes, as well as detailed reports on the vehicle, including a description and overall evaluation.

How many types of vehicles are there?

A. India has a diverse range of cars available to own but most cars come in one of seven car body types: Hatchback, Sedan, SUV, MUV, Coupe, Convertible, and Pickup Truck.

What is a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)?

A VIN (vehicle identification number) is a 17-digit code of letters and numbers that identifies a car uniquely, like car DNA.

What does the 1st character in a vehicle identification number mean?

Country of Origin Character Codes The 1st character in a car’s vehicle identification number indicates the country in which it was manufactured. Some of the country codes include: 1, 4, 5: United States

What are vehicle identification readers used for?

Vehicle identification. Our readers and tags are used to identify vehicles and their drivers in vehicle access control systems at parking facilities and gated communities, taxi dispatch systems, vehicle monitoring solutions at mining and industrial sites, bus and truck tracking and many other long-range vehicle identification applications.

Where does the information in the VIN decoder come from?

The information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) from the data submitted by the manufacturers to NHTSA. The VIN Decoder lookup is intended for use with vehicles manufactured since 1981. If your vehicle was made before 1981, the VIN will most likely contain 11 characters.