Let’s talk about VIN numbers. They are assigned to virtually any vehicle release from any factory in the world. In the first two characters, you can know the country and manufacturer. In fact, many machines do not collect in the country where the registered manufacturer. Compare the first two characters VIN-code that indicated in this line table given including code “continent” described above, to find out where indeed was collected your car. At this stage you learn that over the manufacturer at your machine. However, you can use this full VIN number lookup service to get car history records.
Some companies encrypt manufacturer or department of the manufacturer in the third digit. However, even the first two digits will be enough to find out where and by whom the vehicle was manufactured.
On the tenth character can determine the model year. For North American cars, this method always works, for machines from other regions – often. However, it is worth considering that the year of the code is one year later than the actual date of manufacture of the vehicle. For example, if the 2008 model year appears, the machine could be produced in 2008 and 2007. The instructions in the 10-th decoding symbol shown below:
Symbols A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H – is the period from 1980 to 1987, in alphabetical order, or the period from 2010 to 2017.
Symbols J, K, L, M, N reserved for the following model years: 1988 – 1992 or 2018 – 2022.
Symbol P – is in 1993 or 2023.
The symbols R, S, T – is 1994 – 1996 and 2024 – 2026.
V, W, X, Y – is 1997 – 2000 or 2027 – 2030.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 – is 2001 – 2009 or 2031 – 2039.
This VIN-code, you will never see characters I, O or Q. Code year and is encoded according to special rules, eliminates the use of the symbols 0, U and Z.
If you are not sure whether you have a new car or an old check seventh symbol of the VIN-code. If there is a figure that your machine came off the assembly line until 2010, and if the letter, the model year of your car – a 2010 or later (up to 2039).
Get a table with a breakdown of the VIN-code from the manufacturer of your car. All additional information, to the extent to which specific line conveyor saw the light of your machine is encrypted by the rules of the manufacturer. Accordingly, you will need to decode it to find out.
If you do not know who made your car, look at the second character of the code. On a site like vinguard or similar, you can find the most common codes of car manufacturers.
Try to visit the manufacturer of your car system VIN-decoding codes or tables for the corresponding decryption. If it does not, look for it all in a search engine, do not forget to specify the name of the manufacturer (eg, “deciphering VIN” + “(the name of the manufacturer).” Alas, the method is not universal, does not always work.
Contact Customer Service of the manufacturer of your car (if any) and ask them questions about the methods of decoding the VIN-code.
Seek advice from a hundred or a similar service. Perhaps there find the right label – after all, they are there to actively mechanics. I think it is enough. Next time I’d like to write about Japan cars and their specialities.