Check the VIN number on a vehicle by running it through a history report or calling the Department of Motor Vehicles. The Department of Motor Vehicles will have general information in regards to title ownership; however,... More »

Owners can break down Ford Vehicle Identification Numbers manually by using a reference chart, such as the one at TheRangerStation.com, to identify the meaning of each of the 17 numbers and characters in the sequence. Fl... More »

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Vehicle Identification Number decoder information for Chevrolet vehicles is available online at Carfax.com and Edmunds.com. As of model year 1981, all road driven vehicles are required to have a unique, standardized 17-c... More »

A 13-digit VIN history report, typically used by potential used-car buyers, provides historical information on a particular vehicle. If an older vehicle does not have a 13-digit number, this report it not available. More »

The information attached to the VIN number of a used car can be found by obtaining a vehicle history report, according to DMV.org. Many online companies, such as Carfax, offer VIN number checks to determine the history o... More »

The history of a vehicle can be retrieved using the VIN, or vehicle identification number, because the VIN is always written on repair and accident records. When a VIN is looked up, all the records that are associated wi... More »

The National Insurance Crime Bureau maintains a free online VIN search tool, called VINCheck, that enables anyone to check a vehicle identification number against a database of stolen cars and a database of cars reported... More »