What is a VinCarHistory Report?
VinCarHistory reports consist of several sections and contain a plethora of information about vehicles sold after 1982.
Our reports are designed to provide our customers with comprehensive vehicle specifications and a complete vehicle accident history, salvage and total loss event history, pulled from reports from insurance companies throughout all 50 US states. Additionally, we also offer Title History information that enables individuals to learn the title brand, dates the vehicle may have been purchased and registered, along with any liens that may have been put on the vehicle title.
Our comprehensive Vehicle History reports may include maintenance and service records, extending to any time the vehicle may have been towed, to recalls and services performed on the vehicle.
Customers can use VinCarHistory to screen countless vehicles. The goal of our service is to enable you to make informed purchasing decisions when buying a vehicle. Never make the costly mistake of paying for someone else’s problem. Running a full vehicle history report gives you the insight you need to make the right decision.
History of the VIN
The history of VIN numbers dates back to the 1950’s when Detroit automobile manufacturers started identifying vehicles with specific stamps and casts. The goal of this newfound vehicle identification number (VIN) was to provide a precise description of the vehicle post mass production. As more vehicles were made, it became obvious a new system of identification was needed.
The first VINs were made in countless variations and based on the manufacturer. It wasn’t until the first half of the 1980’s that the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (USDOT) started requiring road vehicles have a 17 character VIN. The Vehicle Identification Number was set in the ISO Standard 3779 in 1977 and later was revised in 1983. Originally it was designed to identify motor vehicles, motorcycles, mopeds, and trailers. This set a standard for the future VIN System, which is used by manufacturers to this day.
Today, every vehicle has it’s own “DNA” of sorts, from the moment they drop off the assembly line.
Where is my VIN located?
VIN’s can be found in a few different locations, depending on your vehicle. For most vehicles, you can find the VIN on your front driver’s side dashboard underneath the windshield. You’ll have to find it from the outside of your vehicle. Alternatively, you may find it on the driver’s side door post or under the hood inside the engine bay.
If you have trouble locating your VIN on your vehicle, you may also check out the following places:
- Insurance Card
- Vehicle Title
- Vehicle Registration