You will need
- Documents on the car, private cars, Internet access, telephone.
First look at the technical documentation on your car. Any reputable dealer will indicate in the document fully loaded. Of course, this step assumes that you imagine what the equipment. Equipment is a set of options included in the device of the car. Usually there is a set of default – the so-called basic equipment. Further, the dealers offer to equip your car with additional features. And as they are added, the car is transformed from basic to top-end configuration. For sure own to find out what equipment your car, you can, if you know the decoding of the VIN number of the car.
Inspect your car for the presence of VIN numbers. If you cannot find it, contact the service center. If you do not find the VIN, refer to the factory vehicle document.
Contact the service center. You can call, but better to drive. Dictated by the Manager showing the VIN or serial document, you will receive a detailed description of the vehicle.
Remember that many online scams that try to pull money for any information and service. Programs, scanners rooms, etc., we offer for a fee – no more than just an excuse to get you to open the wallet. Program to determine the picking are free.
Before you go to the car wash, talk on forums on the Internet. It's possible that someone has a car with similar equipment or in virtual spaces is a specialist in this field. There are also various programs to determine the configuration for the VIN number which will give you the opportunity to obtain complete information about most popular brands of European, Japanese and Russian cars.
Advice 2 : How to check the equipment
Vehicle identification number (VIN), consisting of an alphanumeric cipher, is a simple and reliable method for classification of vehicles. Each character identificeret certain details about the car. Check configuration of the car based on its VIN number will let you know what parts were used in its Assembly, and to avoid fraud when buying.
Ask the dealer to provide you with technical documentation on the car. Equipment can also be specified in the contract of sale. If the agreement lists only the basic options, require drafting of additional agreement, which will specify all optional equipment installed.
Find it in the online parts catalogs. Select the brand of your car and its model. In the table, locate the VIN of your car's engine. Open the link with the modification, which corresponds to the number. By selecting the desired product category, you will receive information about specific parts.
Use the special software allows to determine the complete set of a certain brand car by its VIN number or services check the VIN. Ask for help from the participants of the automotive forums that are owners of the same brand and model of car. It is possible that they will be able to determine the complete set of photos of the cabin and dashboard. If you have friends working in the service station, you can refer the matter to them.
Find out equipment through catalogs of cars drawn up on the basis of official catalogues of manufacturers. In addition to the configuration in which you can find technical specifications, information about the colors that painted the car, photos, interior and bodywork.
Buying a car in the salon, swipe a reconciliation of the actual and the stated equipment. To avoid becoming a victim of fraud, enlist the help of an experienced professional who is knowledgeable in this matter. Require specifying the data of a particular option in the contract of sale or specification. Otherwise, you can purchase the car, which was manufactured replacement parts for cheaper.
The VIN number of the car you can see on the left front a-pillar or at the top left of the dashboard.
Advice 3 : How to determine the build-vin
VIN number – 17 digit universal identification number of the vehicle. Each digit of the code gives specific information about the car: the place and time of Assembly, the body type, engine, model number, etc.
You will need
- - Internet access
VIN code machine includes three parts. The first three digits are referred to as WMI. This is a global index company that manufactured the car. The first digit stands for the geographical area of the manufacturer, the second is used to identify his country, and the third contains the name of the firm.
Pay attention to the following five characters. It is VDI, or narrative. Is the fourth to the ninth position numbers inclusive. It has great information and is of interest to the motorist. The meaning of digits and their order, is determined directly by the manufacturer. They can be encrypted the type of body, engine, series, and model number. For each machine these values are purely individual.
Characters 10 through 17 are called VIS, or a distinctive part. The last four signs is necessarily figures. The ninth character is a check digit code. On this number you can determine the correctness of the entire VIN. The tenth symbol is denoted by the model code of the vehicle, the eleventh factory Assembly of the machine. The remaining numbers and letters encode the order of production and have individual character for each manufacturer.
Use one of the many on-line services of the Internet to decode the VIN. If the brand of your car is Ford, go to, for example, on the page: http://www.boserauto.de/index-8.1.3.html. In the space provided, enter the identification number of your car and click "Decrypt". On the same page, given all possible values of each characters of the VIN-code. The program "VIN Informer" to see information on the 17 digit code for different brands of cars. Keep in mindthat the identification numbers of the cars that do not meet standards due to various reasons are not recognized on similar resources.