Today I’d like to discuss automotive topic. Let’s take advantage of special service to check whether you have a broken machine. There are special sites and VIN search services with which you can check and see whether your machine was involved in an accident, was burn, wasn’t drowning, and so on. Consider yourself the information you are from the VIN-code will not work because this code does not change, even if the car will be only one skeleton. The principle of operation of these systems rests on the fact that the police use it VIN-codes to fill protocols about the accident and all such other matters. Here’s an example of free VIN number lookup tool.
First of all, to be sure, is to go to the website The National Insurance Crime Bureau. However, this option is more suitable for US residents.
If you find free information on the network does not work, you should apply for a Vehicle History Report (Report on the history of the vehicle) – but this is also an option for US residents. Such a report can be obtained using the services mentioned above – in particular, the same VinAudit.
Use other methods for self-decrypting. Since you want to have fun and to decipher the code yourself (or if your machine custom VIN-code), read on. At least, you will easily find out where and when your machine was assembled, but all other methods may already be a little more complicated.
In North America, the codes are completely standardized. Most of the major car manufacturers in other parts of the world also adheres to these standards, even though they may be added and the 9th or even the 10th character with a particular purpose. In the United States, for example, 9 th symbol can be used as “check-sum” – to check whether the real VIN, and 10 minutes – to denote the year of production of the machine.
The first character indicates the Continent production car. You can, of course, skip this step and read the next, but the information given here is quite easy to memorize.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H – your car from Africa.
J, K, L, M, N, P, R – your vehicle from Asia. And yes, the Middle East, too, belongs to Asia. By the way, note that the VIN-code never begins either from scratch or with the letter O – these characters are not confused.
S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z – your car from Europe.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 – your car in North America.
6, 7 – your machine from Australia or New Zealand. Note that neighboring countries, such as Indonesia or the Philippines, considered to belong to Asia.
8, 9 – your machine from South America.
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