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What is a vehicle identification number (VIN) on Everyman Driver

VIN Locations on Everyman Driver, Dave Erickson

The car’s vehicle identification number (VIN) is the identifying code for a SPECIFIC automobile. The VIN serves as the car’s fingerprint, as no two vehicles in operation have the same VIN. A VIN is composed of 17 characters (digits and capital letters) that act as a unique identifier for the vehicle.


A VIN displays the car’s unique features, specifications and manufacturer. The VIN can be used to track recalls, registrations, warranty claims, thefts and insurance coverage.

Vin on Everyman Driver
What if the VIN is not 17 characters long?
Double-check to make sure that you have the right VIN and have copied it down correctly. Once you have verified that the VIN is definitely less than 17 characters, the VIN is most likely from a pre-1981 vehicle.
Prior to 1981, VINs varied in length from 11 to 17 characters. AutoCheck can only report on vehicles that use a 17 character VIN. Therefore, information on vehicles manufactured before 1981 is limited.

What do the numbers and letters in a VIN mean?
What do the 17 digits in a VIN mean? See the breakdown below of the meaning behind each segment of the VIN:

Vin on Everyman Driver

Where Can I Find the VIN?
The VIN can be found by looking at the dashboard on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The easiest way to view it is to stand outside the vehicle on the driver’s side and look at the corner of the dashboard where it meets the windshield. If the VIN cannot be found there, open the driver’s side door and look at the door post (where the door latches when it is closed). It is likely that the VIN will also be displayed in this location. See the image below:

VIN Locations on Everyman Driver, Dave EricksonLook for the VIN in these other locations:
Insurance card/Insurance policy
Vehicle title and registration

 

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