Free VIN Lookup & Check

Search by vehicle VIN number & save thousands of dollars by checking vehicle history

VIN Decoder

VIN Decoder is online software that helps to check vehicle history by entering a 17-digit VIN. Each character in the VIN code has its meaning. This VIN code is used as the vehicle’s fingerprint, as no two vehicles can have the same VIN. Unlike license plates, VINs are permanent with the car, a property that makes VINs very important in the VIN verification process. Using the VIN decoder, you can find important information about your vehicle’s past, search for auto parts, and find window stickers for any vehicle. This infographic shows the meaning of each character in your vehicle’s VIN.

VIN Decoder

Always check vehicle history before buying a used car

If you’re considering buying a used car, it’s best to get a Vehicle History Report (VHR) or VIN check. This process can help you make an informed decision before buying a pre-owned car. With a VIN search, you could check

  • Number of previous owners
  • Reported odometer readings
  • Vehicle specifications
  • Accidents history
  • Service and repair history
  • Lien & repossession records
  • Mileage rollback
  • Title checks
  • Theft records
  • Flood, hail and fire damage
  • Insurance records
  • Market value
  • Recalls & defects
  • Warranty status
  • Personal, taxi or Police use
  • Vehicle registration history
  •  Other important information about the car

VIN Search

Learn everything about your vehicle in one-stop with the free, convenient, and up-to-date VIN search tool. Enter your vehicle VIN to get a VIN report.

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License Plate Lookup

You do not need to visit your local DMV to get your license plate report. This specially designed license plate lookup is just what you need! It saves you from unnecessary trouble and headaches.

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Frequently Asked Questions

VIN stands for Vehicle Identification Number. The VIN is a unique 17-digit code used to identify the vehicle. This VIN code is used as the vehicle’s fingerprint, as no two vehicles can have the same VIN. Note that there are no letters “O”, “I” and “q” in any VIN to avoid confusion with the numbers 0, 1, and 9.

Here are the few common places to find a VIN Number.

  • Driver’s Side Dashboard ((often readable through the windshield)
  • Driver’s Side Door Jamb
  • Under the Hood
  • The engine firewall
  • Vehicle Registration
  •  Service records
  • Vehicle Title Paperwork
  • Insurance Card

VIN number and chassis number are two terms that are often used interchangeably. The last six characters of the VIN are the vehicle’s chassis number.

VIN check and vehicle history reports are most often used interchangeably. However, they are not exactly the same. VIN checks only show basic information such as make, model, year, where the parts were assembled, etc. On the other hand, the Vehicle History Report shows more details. This information includes the number of previous owners, service and repair records, odometer records, title history, and more. In short, a vehicle history report is more detailed than a VIN check.

Yes, you can perform a license plate lookup in the USA if you don’t have access to the VIN. A vehicle’s license plate number is linked to its VIN number in public vehicle records and can be used to verify any vehicle in seconds using a license plate search tool, breaking down a vehicle’s past.

Once the relevant information is submitted, the record on that license plate will be returned. Some searches may return multiple records. This usually indicates that the owner has transferred their license plate from vehicle to vehicle. For example, you may have bought a Toyota Camry six years ago, recently changed it out for a Honda Accord, and kept your current license plate. Both cars are bound to the same license plate. If multiple records are returned, simply select the vehicle record from the drop-down box, then get the vehicle history report.