The VIN Number Explained

A vehicle identification number (VIN) identifies vehicles and is used for a couple of reasons. A VIN is a unique code and reveals many details about the vehicle it represents. If a specific vehicle needs to be located, it can easily be found with the use of its VIN. The VIN can also be helpful in a used-vehicle sale to verify claims regarding that particular vehicle. The VIN is referred to by other names like a Chassis Number or a Vehicle Serial Number.

Made up of 17 letters and numbers, a VIN is the Social Security number of a vehicle. By using this unique code, a vehicle history report can be generated. The report will detail any damages, repairs, accidents, an accurate odometer statement and even how many people owned it.