Where can I find my VIN?
Your vehicle’s unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a 17-digit number that can be found on the vehicle ownership permit, service records and insurance policy. The VIN can also be located at the following locations on the car itself:
- On the driver’s side dashboard
(viewable through the windshield)
- On the driver’s side door
(on a sticker in the door jamb)
More about VINs
Why should I run a VIN check?
Outside of our homes, a car is often one of the most expensive assets we purchase. As a vehicle buyer, you can reduce your risk of hidden problems and intentional fraud. As a vehicle seller, you can help increase confidence for potential buyers by proving that your car has a clean history — and being upfront about defects if any are found. Most people run a VIN check to:
- Understand a vehicle’s past ownership history
- Check for hidden issues or prior damage
(including salvage, rebuilt and irreparable records)
- Avoid getting intentionally scammed or defrauded
(such as from buying a stolen or unsafe vehicle)
- Make an informed assessment of a vehicle’s value
More about our vehicle history reports