Advice 1: How to learn the history of the car VIN-code

VIN code is the primary identifier by which you can know virtually everything about the car. It is encrypted and the year of issue and the country-manufacturer, and the model in General, almost all the technical characteristics of the car. However,in the VIN-code, you can find out the full history of the car.
How to learn the history of the car VIN-code
You will need
  • -certificate for the vehicle;
  • -Internet
If the vehicle you purchased abroad, e.g. in USA, learn its history via the VIN number you can via the Internet. To do this you need to go to the sites or Here you can find information on more than 4 billion vehicles sold in the U.S. or Canada. Moreover, the data obtained from different sources. So here you can get very detailed information about your machine. This information paid. The report will cost you about 200 rubles.
If you pay for information you don't want, try to use the services of the website You can also use "collective intelligence" and to turn to experienced forum users on the Internet. To do this, go to any automotive forum. For example, one that applies to your model car. There in the relevant section: "How to break the car by Vinu?" you can easily find several experienced experts. Just enough to lose them your code and they will try to find all the necessary information. The answer will be sent to your email.
Please contact the traffic police. For this you need the data sheet of the vehicle where is the VIN number. The traffic police inspectors in his base unable to test, does not listed for your car participate in road traffic accidents was not listed if he wanted, not associated with any serious crime, and whether your car is the collateral.
You can try to look for the information on the vehicle and just in Internet search engines. To do this, simply type your number in place of a search engine and click search. Perhaps the previous owner turned any question regarding your car on the dedicated forums and there prescribed VIN. However, the chances that he did not so much. But for fun, you can try.

Advice 2: How to check VIN code

VIN-code car - a modern unified international vehicle ID. On a VIN-code it is possible to know the origin of the car, year of manufacture, brand, manufacturing company.
How to check VIN code
You will need
  • Registration certificate of ownership, technical passport of the vehicle, the car
The VIN number of the vehicle recorded in the Certificate of title to the vehicle and the Technical passport of the car in the "VIN code" and is duplicated in the column "number of bodies". VIN consists of seventeen characters which can be numbers and letters. Conventionally, the VIN can be broken down into 3 parts. Each symbol VIN carries a specific information:
1st, 2nd, 3rd characters of the VIN - world index of the manufacturer, designed to the manufacturer for the purpose of its identification. The code consists of three characters: the first means the geographic area, the second country in this area, and the third a specific manufacturer.
The first character indicates the country of origin:

1, 4, 5 - U.S.

2 - Canada

3 - Mexico

9 - Brazil

J - Japan

K - Korea

S - England

V - Spain

W - Germany

Y - Sweden

Z - Brazil

Z - Italy

The second character is the manufacturer:

1 - Chevrolet

2 or 5 - Pontiac

3 - Oldsmobile

4 - Buick

6 - Cadillac

7 - GM Canada

8 - Saturn

A – Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover



In - Dodge

D - Dodge

With - Chrysler

D - Mercedes Benz

J - Mercedes Benz (USA), Jeep

F – Ford, Ferrari, Fiat, Subaru

G - General Motors

H – Honda, Acura

L - Lincoln

M – Mercury, Mitsubishi, Skoda, Hyundai

And - Mitsubishi (USA)

N – Nissan, Infiniti

O - Opel

P - Plymouth

S – Isuzu, Suzuki

T – Toyota, Lexus

V - Volvo, Volkswagen
The third character indicates the vehicle type or manufacturing division.
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th characters in the VIN is the narrative. The second section of the VIN consists of six characters that describe the properties of the car. What are the signs, the sequence of their arrangement and their meaning is defined by the manufacturer. Unused item, the manufacturer is entitled to fill in a select in its sole discretion marks. 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th characters represent the body type, engine type, model, series, etc. 9th character - check digit VIN that determines the correctness of VIN-number.
10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th characters of the VIN is a distinctive part of the car. The third part of the VIN is a composed of eight characters in the third section. The last four characters of this section must be numbers. Tenth character indicates the model year:

A - 1980

B - 1981

C - 1982

D - 1983

E - 1984

F - 1985

G - 1986

H - 1987

J - 1988

K - 1989

L - 1990

M – 1991

N – 1992

P – 1993

R – 1994

S – 1995

T – 1996

V – 1997

W – 1998

X – 1999

Y – 2000

1 – 2001

2 – 2002

3 – 2003

4 – 2004

5 – 2005

6 – 2006

7 – 2007

8 – 2008

9 – 2009
The eleventh character indicates the Assembly plant of the vehicle.
12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th symbols is the sequence of the vehicle production flow during the Assembly line.
Useful advice
Vehicles such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia, available in Russia, and their VIN-code that begins with the letter H. Their VIN number may not break in programmes for the selection of spare parts. To establish the VIN of the car world sample look for it stamped on the back of the machine. Most often, it is embossed under the windshield on the driver's side of the hood.
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