Using a vehicle's year, make and model information allows users to find overall vehicle ratings, source replacement parts, determine government fuel efficiency ratings and find resale values. State Farm Insurance offers a smartphone app to help users identify vehicle year, make and model by uploading a picture of the car.
To ensure replacement parts will fit a particular vehicle, most automotive parts retailers provide users with a simple to use year, make and model as a parts search resource. At FuelEconomy.gov, users can input the year, make and model of any vehicle to get government fuel and performance ratings. State Farm allows users to review performance and safety ratings by year, make and model and has created an app that can identify a vehicle's year, make and model by a picture of the rear of the vehicle.