What is VIN code, for sure knows almost any owner of the car.
But where it can be seen, how it is attached and why it is necessary to know the possible places of its location, it is not known to everyone.
The VIN code of any car is primarily possibleLearn from the technical passport. However, in addition to the documentation, the manufacturer has the alphanumeric certificate directly on the car. Duplicating the code is caused by an elementary need - protection against theft: any documents are faked much easier, rather than interrupt the alphanumeric code on the body of the car. In this case, the location of the code can be very different.
Where is the VIN code located
It is the easiest to learn, carefullyHaving read the technical documentation attached to the vehicle. The methods of marking, the location of the identification number can be very different, which is due to the preferences of the manufacturers. However, most often VIN code can be found in the following places:
- the upper left part of the dashboard, the bottom of the windshield (the number is located in such a way that you can see it only from the outside) -
- near the driver's seat, at the bottom of the arch (consider the code when the door is in the open position) -
- under the driver's seat (to see the number, you have to move the seat, bend the mat) -
- under the hood on a special marking table, fixed with screws, rivets in an accessible place for a viewing.
Why do I need a VIN code
Knowing the structure of the code consisting of 17Symbols, you can find out the country of manufacture of the vehicle, the year of manufacture, the manufacturer. Also in the room the modification of the car, the body type, the engine is encrypted. The last characters indicate the serial number. Having decided to purchase a car, you need to carefully study everything, even the most secluded places where the identification code is located. Usually the problem is that the number plate is located in places that are uncomfortable for reading. Knowing this, intruders often change only one number, one that is located in a convenient location. Their calculation is that the buyer is too lazy to look into the hard-to-reach place.
Buying a car (used), be sure toPay attention to the plate with the VIN code and its fasteners. If the plate is fixed by means of rivets, it is worthwhile to look closely, whether there are any dents, scratches. Remove the plate and put it in place, leaving no traces, it is difficult. Knowing what the identification code is and where it is located, you can be sure that the purchased car will not cause problems in the future.