What is a VIN?

The VIN (vehicle identification number) is unique to all vehicles and was standardized in 1981. It is used to identify specific vehicle information including the brand, engine and model year. Each VIN is a 17-character sequence containing numbers and letters. 

You can find your vehicle identification number in the following places:

  • Vehicle documents such as title and registration.
  • The left side of the dashboard by the windshield.
  • The inside of the driver-side door.

Please note that in order to avoid confusion, VINs do not contain any letters I, O, or Q.

If you are using our mobile app trying to list a car that was manufactured before 1981, be sure to check the made pre-1981 box! You will then be asked to enter your vehicle's identification number. 


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