Free VIN Decoder

Our VIN decoding system breaks the VIN number down into dozens of data points concerning the manufacture of the vehicle providing key vehicle specifications.

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What is a VIN?

A Vehicle Identification Number is a 17-character unique code assigned by an auto manufacturer, which can be used to track and identify motor vehicles. The VIN does not contain the letters I, O (o), and Q (q) to avoid confusion with numerals 1 and 0.

What Does a VIN Tell You?

VIN decoder reveals a detailed vehicle specification information providing a complete overview of the vehicle’s characteristics:

Year, make, and model

Country of manufacture

Trim Level

Body style

Engine type

Tank size

City/highway mileage

Car Warranty

Turning Diameter

Electronic Parking Aid

Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Anti brake system

Front/rear brake type


Wheel drive

Steering type

Suspension type

Spring type

Electronic Brake Assistance

Vehicle Stability Control


Climate Controls

Front/rear track size

Airbag availability

Overall height/width/length

Tire type and size

All headroom/legroom/shoulder room dimensions

Loading capacity and cargo volume

Air Conditioning

Navigation Aid

Remote Ignition

Tire Pressure Monitor

Information on vehicles manufactured before 1981 is limited because VINs had not been standardized prior to that year.

Why is VIN information so important?

A VIN is like a fingerprint for a car and is widely used by the police and many other institutions for investigating and preventing VIN tampering, detecting theft, etc. A VIN is also useful for those looking to buy a pre-owned vehicle, as it provides detailed vehicle specifications and helps to search for vehicle history data.

Where is the VIN Located?

A VIN is usually located somewhere on the body of the vehicle, and you can easily find it if you know where to look.

List of places where you can find the VIN in a car:

Front of the engine block

Driver’s side dashboard (viewable through the windshield)

Rear-wheel well (directly above the tire)

On the driver-side doorpost

Inside the driver-side door jam

Underneath the spare tire

List of places where you can find the VIN on a motorcycle:

On the steering neck

On the motor near the bottom of the cylinders

You can also find the VIN on any documentation you have for the vehicle such as:

Vehicle title

Registration card

The Owner's manual

Insurance card/Insurance policy

Body shop records

How to Decode a VIN?

Though it is easy to locate a VIN, decoding the information contained in every VIN might be a challenge. The 17 digits of the VIN are divided into segments and each represents some relevant information about the vehicle including the year, make and model, country, and factory of manufacture, serial number, etc.

However, you’ll need to use the character description from the image below:

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