Locate the VIN
VIN is an abbreviation for Vehicle Identification Number, which is 17 characters long where the last 6 characters are always numbers. VIN can be found on the title documents in for a vehicle or on a vehicle itself.
Find the VIN on a vehicle
- Inside the driver’s side door
- Under the hood
- Dashboard on the driver’s side
Check the vehicle documents
- Title documents / registration
- Insurance policy / insurance card
- Service records
Don’t hesitate to ask the seller
Always check the VIN number before buying a used car. If you don’t have access to its documents, call the seller and tell him you need the VIN.
Looking for a car history? Check it here