What is a VIN code, certainly knows almost every car owner.
But here's where you can see how it is attached, and why you need to know the possible locations of its location - not everyone knows.
VIN code of any vehicle in the first place can belearn from the data sheet. However, in addition to the documentation, alphanumeric manufacturer has evidence directly on the car. Duplication of code called an elementary necessity - protection against theft: forge any documents much easier than to kill an alphanumeric code on the car body. At the same time code location can be very different.
Where is the VIN code
The easiest way you can find out carefullyreading the technical documentation supplied with the vehicle. marking methods, the location of the identification number can vary greatly, due to the preferences of the manufacturer. However, most VIN code can be found in the following locations:
- The upper left side of the instrument panel, the bottom of the windshield (the number is located, so that it can be seen only from the outside) -
- Near the driver's seat, the bottom of arches (see code can, when the door is in the open position) -
- Under the driver's seat (see number, it is necessary to move the seat, bend the mat) -
- Under the hood on a special marking table, fixed with screws, rivets in an accessible location for viewing.
Why a VIN code
Knowing the structure of the code, consisting of 17characters, you can know the country of manufacture of the vehicle, model year, manufacturer. Also in the room is encrypted modification of cars, body type, engine. The last characters indicate the serial number. In deciding on the purchase of a car, you need to carefully examine everything, even the most secluded places, where the identification code is located. Generally, the problem is that the number plate is located in a place unsuitable for reading. Knowing this, the attackers often alter only one number- one that is situated in a convenient location. Their calculation is that the buyer took the trouble to look into tight spaces.
Buying cars (second-hand), be sure topay attention to the sign with the VIN code and its fasteners. If the plate is fixed by means of rivets, you should look at whether there is a number of dents, scratches. Remove the plate and put it in place, leaving no trace, it is quite difficult. Knowing that such an identification code and where it is located, you can be sure that purchased cars will not give problems in the future.