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Finding and Understanding Your VIN Number

  What is a VIN?
VIN is short for Vehicle Identification Number. All vehicles are assigned a VIN when they are manufactured. They are used to uniquely identify all vehicles. VINs are recorded in accidents, insurance records, and when work is done on a vehicle by a body shop, dealership or mechanic.

Why should I add my VIN to my listing?
Prospective carbuyers can use the VIN to get a Vehicle History Report on your vehicle. It ensures them of the vehicle's history. This can help you sell your vehicle faster, because it can reduce questions/concerns of the buyer.

What does the VIN look like?
  Sample VIN :  1 G 1 F P 2 2 P X S 2 1 0 0 0 0 1

What these numbers mean:
      1 =
Country it was produced in (1 USA, 2 CAN)
      G = Motor Company (General Motors)
      1 = Make (Chevrolet)
      F = Carline Code (F-Body)
      P = Carline Series (Camaro)

      2 = Body Type (2 Door-Coupe Hatchback)
      2 = Restraint System (Manual belts (driv+pass inflatable))
      P = Engine Code (5.7L V8 (LT1) (1993-present))
      X = Check Digit (most likely "X")
      S = Model Year (1995)
      2 = Assembly Plant ( St.Therese)
      100001 = Production Sequence

  • Vehicles from 1981 to present have 17 character VINs. Before 1981 may be shorter.
  • VINs do not use the letter "I" or "O". These characters are numbers "1" and "0"
  • 1969 and newer vehicles should have VIN on the driver dash.
  • You may find your VIN on Insurance and Title records.
 
Will providing my VIN help sell my car?
An article by Adam Little of Auto Marketing Systems | 866-326-0949

















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