A Vehicle Information Number is an alpha-numeric number that is assigned to every vehicle. VINs are
used in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, the United States, Canada and other countries. Vehicles that
have been manufactured since 1980 will contain a VIN that is 17 characters long. The VIN can be
used to determine information about a vehicle, such as the country and year of production,
manufacturer, style, make, model, engine type, etc. It is usually located in the door frame of the front
doors, on the engine, around the steering wheel, or on the dash near the window. No two vehicles in
the world have the same VIN number, so the VIN number clearly distinguishes one vehicle from all
other vehicles.