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Decode your VIN for free and learn everything there is to know about your vehicle - its country of manufacture, repair history, warranty status, and more. The My Free VIN decoder will help you make informed decisions when buying used vehicles.

How does the VIN decoder work?

The VIN decoder reads your unique vehicle id number and provides information about the vehicle. This includes details encoded in the VIN, such as the manufacturer, type of engine and transmission, the year of production, make, model, and more. Additionally, the decoder will give you up-to-date information on the vehicle gathered from the manufacturer, dealerships, salvage/scrap yards, insurance companies, as well as government institutions - highway safety agencies, law enforcement agencies, and motor vehicle departments.

Using the VIN decoder is a great way to protect yourself when buying a used car, searching for the right replacement part, or looking up statistics on your vehicle.

What information does the report contain?

Vehicle information:

  • Country of manufacture
  • Year of production
  • Maker
  • Brand
  • Vehicle type
  • Engine type and size
  • Transmission type
  • Body type
  • Model
  • Etc.

The VIN is a unique identifier given to each vehicle by its manufacturer. Each of the letters and numbers in a 17-character VIN code has a specific meaning, allowing our decoder to give you all the above information about your vehicle.

Additional information:

  • Ownership history - details related to the ownership of the vehicle, such as the number of owners, duration of ownership, and registration details, such as the country, state, or city of registration
  • Accident history - details about any accidents the vehicle has been in, including dates and potential severity of damages
  • Warranty status - information about the type of coverage and warranty status
  • Recall and defect information - learn if the vehicle has any recalls, registered defects, their impact on safety, and possible fixes 
  • Archive photographs - in some cases, VINs are tied to archival footage of the vehicle, allowing you to see how it looked at various stages
  • Market value - an estimation of the value of the vehicle based on average prices in your area
  • Safety rating - crash ratings provide useful information on the safety of the vehicle in a crash, as well as its technological capabilities to avoid accidents
  • Equipment details - information on the vehicle equipment, such as safety features, air conditioning, lights, etc.
  • Law enforcement incidents - information from law enforcement agencies to help determine whether the car was stolen

Our VIN decoder is a powerful tool for learning the history of a vehicle you own or want to purchase.