How Do You Use Your VIN to Find the Original Specifications for Your Ford Vehicle?

The VIN, or vehicle identification number, will locate specifications for a Ford vehicle if entered into a website such as This online service allows the user to check the validity of the car and get detailed information on almost any VIN.

To use a VIN to find original specifications for a Ford vehicle:

  1. Find the VIN
  2. Find the vehicle's VIN. Look for a VIN on the driver's side dashboard or in the driver's side door or door jamb, according to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. To find the VIN on the dashboard, stand outside the vehicle and look into the front windscreen at the corner where the dashboard meets the windshield. To find the VIN on the door jamb, look for a printed sticker with the number on it. The VIN can also be found outside the vehicle on the insurance policy or insurance card, or on the vehicle title.

  3. Find a universal VIN decoder
  4. Use a universal VIN decoder website such as Select Ford from the list of car makes. Enter the VIN in the decode box. This will return results for the vehicle's specifications. There is also the option to find information about the vehicle's owner.