Checking the car by VIN number from Alexei Fokin's blog

The VIN code is a vehicle number that is unique. It cannot be faked. This number can be used for various purposes. If you contact a special service, then by the VIN number it will help you find out all the related information about this car. This is a profitable solution before buying a used car and hiding various facts about it from the buyer.

This code is regulated by an international standard. As a rule, it consists of a certain sequence of characters, the number of which should not exceed seventeen. And at the moment when the car is registered with the relevant authorities, they fix the VIN code as well.

Subsequently, this makes it possible to check the history of the vehicle, starting with information about the manufacturer and ending with the year of manufacture, information about accidents, mileage and technical characteristics. To save the  VIN decoder  in one piece, in addition to the fact that the manufacturer applies it to the body (this is called a fixed part), it is also duplicated on a special plate that is placed in front.

The VIN is unique and does not change. Therefore, the VIN search  can be conducted in the "history" of this car (for example, to save information about an accident in the database). And no repainting or change of owners will affect this story in any way.

Thus, checking the VIN check is the most reliable way to make sure that the documents really belong to this particular car. In addition, since the VIN code can quickly determine the model, year of manufacture and configuration of the machine, it is convenient to use it to find suitable spare parts. It is enough to enter a search by VIN number so that the search system understands which model we are talking about. Also, with the help of VIN look up, manufacturers designate cars that are subject to recall to eliminate the identified malfunctions.

On modern cars, the VIN is often indicated in a special "window" on the windshield, where it can be very easily detected. But this is not the only option. The VIN code is always indicated on the car several times. This greatly complicates the possibility of VIN forgery, because attackers will have to "redo" not one number, but several. It is usually applied to those places of the car, the probability of damage to which in an accident is minimal.

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