What is a VIN number?
Every vehicle made today is manufactured with a specific VIN, or Vehicle Identification Number. Each VIN is a 17-digit number that contains important identifying and safety information about your car. First you have to find your VIN. The VIN number is etched into the front of the engine block, the drivers side interior dash, firewall, or a decal along your B-Pillar, door jamb, or on your door.
Why would I need a VIN label?
VIN labels contain safety information individual to each car. We need a photo of the original VIN in order to remanufacture it exactly as if it came from the factory. Each label is OEM-identical. Information labels protect people. Whether it's a load carrying modification, the GVWR and GAWR, or the tire pressure data, each label is manufactured accurate to the exact size and specifications as the original.
How do I read a VIN label?
Once you locate the VIN decal, you can decode the VIN. Several online tools will decode the VIN for you. The first digit is the country where the car was built. The second and third digits indicate the manufacturer.
You can find the manufacturer codes here.
1 is Chevrolet. 4 is Buick, X is Kia, 6 is Cadillac, C is Chrysler, J is Jeep, G is GM, T is Toyota.
Ford, Lambo, Audi, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Subaru, Ferrari, Tesla, Chevrolet, BMW, Dodge, Pontiac, General Motors, Honda, Oldsmobile, Hyundai, Mack Truck, GMC, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Porsche, Porsche SUV, Quattro, Fuji,
The next five numbers are the Vehicle descriptor. They tell you the brand of the car, the engine specifications, size, and engine type.
The Ninth digit, or the "Check digit" uses a complex calculation involving the sum of the other digits. This ensures it can't be faked. You can ensure your VIN is valid using a service like Carfax or using NICB Vin Check. All of our VIN labels are cross-checked with Carfax and NICB.
The tenth digit is the year of manufacture using the alphabet. A is 1980 and and Z is 2001, 2002-2009 are 1-9, and the alphabet began being used again with 2010 models.
The eleventh digit is the specific plant that manufactured the car.
The rest of the VIN are part of a serial number that is used to identify the specific car. Each number is manufacturer-specific.
Simple online ordering or simple text us a picture of the label!
We do all makes and models, VECIs, VINs, Emissions and more!
LOOK FOR OUR AD IN BODYSHOP BUSINESS MAGAZINE!