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VIN Decoder

Where is the VIN?

Get a free VIN check and learn more about the history of your car. Enter a VIN above to decode.

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How to decode a VIN:

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Find VIN

Locate the VIN, which is typically found on the inside of the driver’s door jamb and windshield, and enter it into CARPROOF's VIN decoder.

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Decode VIN

Hit “DECODE” to check for details about a car like year, make, model, where it was made, and a preview of records indicating accident history, safety recalls and more.

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Use VIN

Use the free decoded information to determine if you want to run a CARPROOF report and get the vehicle’s complete history.

To date, 12,371,227 CARPROOF Vehicle History Reports have been issued. Find out what they're checking for.

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What is a VIN?

A vehicle identification number (VIN) is a series of digits unique to each vehicle manufactured for sale in Canada. Our free VIN decoder can provide details about a used car like year, make, model, where it was made, and a preview of records indicating accident history, safety recalls, maintenance records, odometer readings, and more.

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Where can I find the VIN?

The VIN is located on the vehicle’s dashboard, inside the windshield on the driver’s side. It can also be found on the on the door jamb inside, right where the driver’s side door latches. You can also find the VIN on documents like the vehicle’s ownership, insurance and service records.
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Why should I decode my VIN?

Once a VIN is decoded, you’ll see a free preview of some important information about the car’s history. Consider purchasing a CARPROOF report with complete details to help you get the right vehicle at the right price.
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