The VIN Number Explained

The VIN or Vehicle Identification Number is a unique serial number that belongs to your vehicle. Cars made during or after 1981 have a VIN of 17 characters. To find the location of your VIN, check your vehicle manual and/or ask the dealership or manufacturer of your car. By submitting a VIN, you can learn the owner's name and address, vehicle information such as year, make and model, as well as any lienholder information. You may need a VIN number to trace, identify or find a vehicle. This number will also be useful when buying a car. You can order a vehicle history report with your VIN and access all important information such as accident and mileage history.