What is a VIN number?

legal point of view, they are the engine volume, body color, serial number, actual manufacturer and country of manufacture, as well as the year of manufacture, which in Ukraine greatly affects the price of a used copy. From a technical point of view, we are talking about a number of nuances that determine the modification of the vehicle.
Use the service - VIN lookup
How the code helps in the work.
The legal component is important here in order to collect taxes, determine the ownership of movable property and check the car in the context of participation in crimes. Technical – to facilitate the maintenance of the car. For example, the car was stolen, so the owner contacted the police. It is clear that the criminal does not have to change or forge a license plate, but it will not work with the VIN because of its uniqueness. The absence of a plate and its duplicate inscriptions on the body gives the law enforcement agencies the right to suspect that the car is stolen.
An attempt to change a number or letter will not do anything, because the color, body type or make according to the forged number may correspond to another car or be completely absent in nature. By VIN, you can indirectly determine whether the car has been in an accident. Automakers often encode even options such as a parking sensor, a rain sensor or a headlight washer. Their actual absence in the purchased copy, if present in the encoding, indicates the replacement of the body kit or body elements.
Service stations actively use VIN when selecting or ordering spare parts and components. In practice, there were often situations when the parts corresponding to the code did not actually fit. Later it turned out that this instance was subjected to profound changes, and the owner, as a rule, was not the first to know about it. Even when installing HBO, in some cases it is necessary to check the WINE code. For example, when personalized equipment or a gas cylinder installation for "liquid injection" (LqPi) is installed, where the gas firmware corresponds to a specific modification of the car.

Posted in Default Category on November 18 2022 at 07:18 PM

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