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The VIN number is based on a standardized code set by the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each VIN consists of seventeen characters, with each character in the VIN representing a different aspect of the vehicle.

Mike Hellack Chevrolet
(580) 369-2344
1630 E Main Street
Davis, OK
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Bob Moore
(405) 721-6000
7402 Northwest Expressway Street
Oklahoma City, OK
Services
Truck Auto Body,Van Dealers,Auto Dealers

Eddie Cordes Jeep and Dodge LLC
(580) 353-3800
4800 NW Cache Road
Lawton, OK
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Truck Auto Body,Tune up Repair,Truck Dealers,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

United Motors Inc
(405) 382-6130
1405 N Milt Phillips Avenue
Seminole, OK
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Cable Volkswagen Mitsubishi
(405) 787-0433
4710 NW 39th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Truck Auto Body,Tune up Repair,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Billingsley Ford Of Lawton
(580) 536-3325
8209 NW Quanah Parker Trailway
Lawton, OK
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Truck Dealers,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Classic Chevrolet Inc
(918) 272-1101
8501 N Owasso Expressway
Owasso, OK
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers

Mc Cullough Ford Inc
(580) 928-3369
800 NE Highway 66
Sayre, OK
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers

Carter County Dodge Chrysler
(580) 226-1210
3600 W Broadway Street
Ardmore, OK
Services
SUV Repair,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Horizon Motors
(405) 631-3535
929 SW 29th St
Oklahoma City, OK

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The VIN Number

The VIN Number By Brian Alexander, Content Editor

What Is A VIN?
Most vehicle owners have had to reference their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) at some point or another. Whether for the purpose of reporting insurance, registering a new car, requesting a vehicle history report or even as something as simple as registering for a parking pass; auto owners will inevitably encounter the long, confusing string of numbers and letters that comprise the VIN code.

So what exactly is a VIN number?

A VIN number is a set of alphanumeric characters that identifies an individual vehicle through use of a standardized system set forth by the Department of Transportation and the International Organization for Standardization.

Simply put, a car's VIN number is like a human's DNA - it follows a specific code, and is entirely unique to each vehicle.

The VIN system represents the first attempt at standardizing automobile identification on a global level. A VIN consists of a combination of seventeen characters which identify the make, model and year of the vehicle, as well as more in-depth details such as engine type, vehicle restraint system and vehicle weight. While the most common application is found in passenger vehicles, VIN numbers are used for all road-going vehicles including trucks, trailers, busses and motorcycles.

Typically, VIN numbers can be found on the driver's side dash as well as on the engine block, though it is not uncommon to find them in other places such as the passenger door frame, vehicle firewall or radiator support bracket.

How Does It Work?
VIN numbers are relatively complex. After all, they contain a lot of information - vehicle make, model, year, type, body style and safety systems, just to name a few - in just seventeen short characters. Reading a VIN accurately requires in-depth knowledge of make-specific codes as well as a complete understanding of the VIN code itself.

The VIN number is based on a standardized code set by the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each VIN consists of seventeen characters, with each character in the VIN representing a different aspect of the vehicle. For example, the first character in the VIN number represents the vehicle's country of origin; the second represents the vehicle manufacturer , and so on.

While it may seem possible for two vehicles of identical make, model, body style, engine and trim to receive identical VIN numbers, the system accounts for this. Identical vehicles rely on the manufacturer's serial number - the sequential order in which they were produced - to differentiate them.

Due to each car's unique VIN identification, anyone can track the history of any individual vehicle on the road. Accidents, thefts, recalls and vehicle code violations are all linked to VIN numbers, and thus can be pulled up via a vehicle history report . Vehicle history reports have become an important part of car shopping with...

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