The information found in a VIN.
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is present on the lower side/corner of the driver side of the windshield. It tells us about the kind of vehicle we are working on. VIN contains a character code of seventeen digits. This code tells about the manufacturers, place of manufacture and resembles the model number. Nowadays, most vehicles contain a scan code which is present just below the VIN.
It tells about the plant where a vehicle has been manufactured and the body style.
For example, 1G1YY36U665112555.
Here, the first character tells about the country where it has been manufactured.
For 1 or 4 − USA
2 − Canada
J − Japan
K − Korea
S − England
W − Germany
The second character tells about the manufacturer and the tenth character tells about the model year.
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