What is a VIN?


VIN stands 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. This service may greatly aid in the car insurance process and other related procedures. However, to achieve this, it is important to fully understand the VIN since it contains important information about your vehicle. Below are some helpful information about the VIN.

Why is the VIN Important for Selling My Vehicle?

We use the VIN to prepopulate your Window Sticker with all the basic information: engine type, color choices, transmission information, standard equipment, etc. This allows you to focus on providing the specific information about your vehicle, so you can create your Window Sticker quickly and accurately.

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.

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