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VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)


Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a number or unique code denoting specific information about each vehicle. A Vehicle Identification Number is a code assigned to an individual vehicle by the manufacturer that distinguishes it from other vehicles. No two vehicles can have a matching VIN. The VIN is stamped into a plate or printed on a sticker and affixed in several places, including inside the engine bay and at the driver's side door jamb.

  • It is also known as the chassis number and is usually composed of 17 capital letters and numerical character, that features the car's specification, manufacturer, and can be used to track recalls, registrations, warranty claims, thefts, and insurance coverage.
  • The 1st character denotes the location of the vehicle manufacturer
  • The 2nd character and 3rd character identify the brand manufacturer
  • 4th to 8th character denotes the vehicle brand, size, and variant
  • 9th code defines a security code that is only authorized by the manufacturer
  • 10th character stands for the model year of the car
  • The 11th character stands for the plant who assembled the vehicle