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What is a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)?

A vehicle identification number, VIN for short, is a distinctive serial number used by automotive manufacturers to identify each individual motor vehicle. Vehicle identification numbers were first used on motor vehicles in 1954; each manufacturer used their own VIN format until 1981 and made the system very confusing.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the United States standardized the format in 1981 to become the current 17 digit VIN format today.

The NHTSA required any on-the-road motor vehicle to be sold, must have the standard 17 digit vehicle identification number.

To avoid any confusion, the standardized NHTSA VIN format does not include the letters O, Q, or I.

What does VIN stand for?

VIN is the abbreviation for Vehicle Identification Number. Other terms and verbiage of VIN are:

Vehicle ID Number
Car ID
Serial number
VIN number (redundant, however incorrect)

What does a VIN look like?

A vehicle ID number contains 17 characters, these characters contain letters and numbers. The letters I, O, and Q are not used, this is to prevent any confusion with the numbers 1 and 0 when reading a VIN.

1998 Honda Accord EX VIN - 1HGCG1659WA029633


How to Tell a Vehicle's History by the VIN?

The vehicle identification number is like the fingerprint of a vehicle, unique to the individual car, it can tell you a lot about the vehicle's history. Anything reported about the car through insurance companies, title companies, law enforcement agencies, etc., will be reported through the VIN of the vehicle (Similar to your personal social security number).

There are several online vehicle history companies that provide car buyers the information they need to find branded title vehicle's and lemons by doing a search of the vehicle's history by using the VIN.

Where to Find a Vehicle ID Number on a Vehicle

Depending on the manufacturer, the VIN can be found on VIN plates, stickers or stamped all over a vehicle.


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