It shows if the car has been totaled or registered as a damage vehicle, accidents and in some cases service record details. If you are buying a used vehicle, it is a good idea to pull a VIN report.
Each character represents a different detail about the vehicle, but unless you know how to decode the VIN, it is just a long number stamped on a piece of metal on your dash. Here is what the numbers represent. The first three characters are called the world manufacturer identifier.
This can tell you what country, manufacturer and manufacturing division made the car. Characters four through nine represent the body type, model, transmission, engine code and restraint system of the car. Character nine is a security code used to authenticate the VIN.
The model year is represented in the tenth character. Number eleven tells you the assembly plant.
The final six are a serial number given to the car by the manufacturer. VIN numbers are used to identify vehicles by law enforcement, car dealers, manufacturers and parts suppliers. The VIN number is stamped on metal strip that is usually attached to the dashboard on the drivers side.
The tenth character of the VIN starts the vehicle identifier section, and it represents the model year of the car. The 11th character represents the assembly plant. Saved Vehicles 0 Saved Searches 0. Cars Direct. Featured Stories.
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We are so glad we could help! I first encountered this app as a web-based app when researching a car. The web UI was excellent and provided a lot of detail information.
A week ago, I was doing some more research, and I said it would be nice to have that browser-based app as a mobile app. Little did I know it was already available. I was blown away with this app, and the UI on the app is so granular. Everything and more one would need when researching a VIN. What more can you ask for in an app like this?