Each car has a VIN number and each VIN is unique to that specific car. It’s kind of like your car’s social security number. Something important to note is that a VIN will never use the letters O, Q and I because they look too much like the numbers 0 and 1.
A VIN number is a powerful tool in your hands when you know how to activate the resources behind it. One of the most important pieces of data it provides is whether or not there are critical safety recalls on your car. It doesn’t matter whether you’re driving a 2015 or a 1985 vehicle, there can always be a recall no matter what the age of the vehicle.
But what else can you find out with a VIN?
A VIN can reveal all types of information about your vehicle (or vehicle you’re thinking of purchasing) including:
- Level of safety
- History of usage
- Accident and damage history
- Odometer rollbacks
- Title history
- Vehicle registration
- Service and repair history
- Recall information
You’ll want to gain access to this report if you are considering purchasing a used car. This information can also help you to make an informed choice when you take into consideration how a vehicle’s safety information could affect your insurance. One of the best places to go to get all this info on any vehicle is Carfax.com.
However, some of the data can be very confusing. Call us at Fast Lane Automotive right now if you have any questions about a VIN number, or need help interpreting a VIN report – we’ll be happy to provide you some FREE advice right over the phone! 321-236-9336
How Stuff Works; How VINs Work; http://auto.howstuffworks.com/buying-selling/vin1.htm