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How to Use a VIN Number to Check a Car’s Options

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There are hundreds of different gadgets and things that make your life fun and easy. What about being a driver? Are there any things that can save your time and reduce stress? Yes, there’s one magic combination of numbers and letters that make up a VIN code of the car. If your car or the one that you want to buy has been produced since 1980, you will have it.

Now let’s see what you can do with this code and why you really need it. This code was assigned by the manufacturer, so if you have any issues regarding your vehicle, you will provide the code. What’s more, you can use this code to replace any part of your car with the original one. Just provide the code and get what you need without any need to waste time on searching the parts yourself.

Why Do You Need the VIN Code?

When you buy a used or a new car, you can use this code to find out all technical specs and equipment of it. And you will spend only a few minutes of your free time on the process. How can you do it? It’s easy as a pie. Take a 17-digit VIN, paste the code and get the Vin Decode report that contains the following information:

  • The date and the location where the car was produced;
  • The name of the make and the model of the car;
  • Everything about the engine and transmission;
  • Everything about the safety equipment;
  • Everything about the interior of the car.

There’s one thing that you should know about the code. You can use the decoder without any permission from the owner. And you don’t break the law in this case. So you can know what’s under the hood of any car you like even if the owner doesn’t like this idea. Always ask the seller of the car to give you the VIN code, so you could find out real specs of it to make the right decision about the purchase.

How to Decode VIN?

If your life has become too easy and fun, you can decode the VIN yourself. Just take a look at the numbers and letters. The first three characters mean the country and the assembly where the car was made. The fourth to eighth characters mean the engine and the model specs. The ninth is the check digit that will tell you whether the code is valid. The tenth digit is the model year and the rest of the code means a serial number.

Decoding can take years, especially if you’re planning to buy a used car. How can you make your life easier in this case? You will have to trust the online decoder. If it’s impossible for you, take one code and decode it yourself. Compare the result you get with the one you receive from the online decoder. And you will save your time in the future with the next checks.