If you are looking for a completely free vin check online, you might not have much luck, as most of these services will either start off saying they’re free, and then try to charge you for the real important information. We recommend going with a service that has been tested by a lot of people, and doesn’t cost that much.
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What’s included in the car history report?
With VinCheckUp.com, the following items will be included as part of your report:
Where is the VIN number located?
The VIN number is located in several easy to find places. The most common place to look is on the vehicles title or registration. The VIN number is also usually listed in the proof of insurance card.
If you do not have the title or insurance card handy, you can also take a look at the bottom of the front windshield on the driver side of the vehicle. There’s usually a cutout in the dash that has the unique VIN which is visible from this side of the vehicle.
If all else fails, you can look at the sticker on the driver side door. This sticker will generally have the VIN number.
When do I need a VIN check?
If you are buying a used car, you should definitely ask for the VIN number so that you can run a VIN check and see the history of the vehicle. This will help you negotiate the price and also a better idea of what you’re walking into when you go make the deal with the car owner/dealer.
On the other hand, if you are selling your used car, one of the things you can do is give the car buyer a peace of mind by obtaining a VIN check and providing it to the buyer.
I need to find the owner of a vehicle by VIN number.
You can find the owner of a vehicle by VIN number using this great tool. The VIN reports generally include the owners full name, and their address, so if you need to contact the owner of a vehicle by VIN, this will be your easiest bet.
Will VINCheckUp work with motorcycle VINs?
Yes, they will also search our motorcycle VIN database and give you the same detailed report as you would when searching for a cars VIN number.