ehicle dentification umber. The number engraved into a metal plate and attached permanently to a car by the manufacturer. VINs are unique and contain coded information that can include the year, make, color and place of assembly of a car. These numbers are permanent and can be used to trace the ownership and accident history of the car.
a number assigned by the manufacturer and unique to every vehicle. It can be found on the dashboard identification plate, on the doorpost, and on the engine firewall. Since 1981, the VIN has been 17 characters long.
This is a 17-character number that is unique to each vehicle and identifies characteristics of the vehicle such as year, make, and model and engine specifics. The VIN is usually located on the driver's side of the dashboard.