VIN Articles

  • Automotive Safety & Car Recalls
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides an online database to lookup and find if your car is defective or help determine if you auto is a lemon car.
  • Car Buying Guide
    Buying a used car is always a gamble. Unless you do a title search it will be up to you to check the car thoroughly to make sure you are not cheated out of your money.
  • Car Definitions & Vehicle Glossary
    Vehicle identification dictionary.
  • Governmental Agencies
    Links to all 50 states DMV sites.
  • Vehicle, Car & Auto Recalls: Frequently Asked Questions
    Canadian, UK, and Australian VIN Number Check and Search Information.
  • International Vin Number Information
    Canadian, UK, and Australian VIN Number Check and Search Information.
  • Lemon Cars – Lemon Law
    Each state defines what a lemon car is and require that the manufacturer, not the dealer, takes care of the defects. Most statutes set up a warranty rights period for a defined period, typically 12 to 24 months or 12,000 to 24,000 miles.
  • Vehicle & Car History Report
    How to use vehicle identification numbers to search your car history.
  • Vehicle Fraud & Car Problems
    Odometer fraud is the act of setting back the mileage meter so that the car appears to have been driven less than it has. This is highly illegal but it is done more than you may think.
  • Vehicle Recalls
    The VIN is normally listed on the title and on insurance papers. By checking the VIN, a person or organization can tell if the car was ever in an accident or fire or flood or recalled.
  • VIN & Identity Theft
    Use your vehicle identification numbers to help prevent stolen car parts or make theft reports.
  • VIN Decoder & VIN Decoding
    Every number and letter in the vehicle identification number gives a story. Every one of the 17 numbers and letters has significance when decoding a vehicle.
  • VIN Law
    Vehicle identification code law from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department Of Transportation.
  • VIN Number Information
    A car’s vehicle identification number (VIN) is the identifying code for your SPECIFIC automobile. It is your car’s fingerprint.