VehicleHistory.com, an online resource for VIN information on used vehicles, has introduced a free VIN decoder series for the 30 best-selling cars in America, the company reported today.
“We get thousands of VIN lookup requests, and they’re for all makes and models,” said Vanessa Hernandez, a VehicleHistory.com spokesperson. “But we found that our top requests are for the best-selling used cars, so we decided to give our customers a quick VIN decoder for each of them.”
Vehicle Identification Numbers, or VINs, were instituted by the government in 1981 to give all cars manufactured for sale in America unique 17-digit serial numbers, she said.
“With so many models manufactured since 1981 it can be confusing to decode a VIN on one’s own, which is why our service is so popular,” Hernandez said. “But in this new series of articles, we can at least decode the first several digits for someone who’s looking for basic information about the vehicle they’re interested in.”
The VIN can be found on the dashboard, on the driver’s side door frame and on the engine, and provides a wealth of information about the vehicle, she said.
“Every manufacturer has its own system for VIN codes,” she said. “But usually, the first digits can tell someone where and when the car was manufactured, as well as details about the make, model, engine, and even safety features. Then the final digits are unique to a particular car, truck, van or motorcycle.”
These serial numbers allow law enforcement to distinguish between similar vehicles in stolen car cases, she said. Hernandez added that a VIN also lets used car buyers learn more about the history of the vehicle.
“The more information a consumer has going into a used car purchase, the better the deal they’re going to get,” Hernandez said. “Decoding a VIN can help the buyer avoid buying a clunker.”
While the company’s new VIN decoder series can be of help to customers who are looking for general information about a top-selling used car, Hernandez strongly recommends getting a full VIN lookup report on any used vehicle before purchasing.
“We believe that everyone has the right to this publicly available information,” she said. “It’s one of the reasons why we offer our VIN lookup services for free.”
VehicleHistory.com was created to serve the needs of public records clients across North America. With thousands of requests processed each day, VehicleHistory.com continues to grow as a reputable customer service resource. Visit the secure website at VehicleHistory.com for a free VIN lookup, call 1-855-730-5194, or use our contact form to email us with any questions or concerns.
Company Name: VehicleHistory.com
Contact Person: Vanessa Hernandez
Address:10777 W. Twain Ave Suite 125
City: Las Vegas
Country: United States