What is a VIN?

Where to Find the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) has 17 characters, it always ends with 6 numbers and it is 
shown on the title documents for the vehicle, as well as on the car itself.

e. g. 1G1YY26U0651XXXXX

On the Car

 e.g.:
 • Inside the door
 • Dashboard
 • Under the hood

Check the Papers

 e.g.:
 • Title documents
 • Insurance policy
 • Service records

Ask the seller



If you do not have access to the car you are interested in or the papers, try to call the seller and tell him you need the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to run a CARFAX Vehicle History Report.