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Chevy VIN Decoder

How to Decode a Vehicle Identification Number

Digits 1, 2 and 3 of a VIN represent the World Manufacturer Identifier. For example if the first three digits are '1G1', this represents a USA built Chevy.

Digits 4 to 9 represent the Vehicle Descriptor Section. Vehicle descriptors vary with each manufacturer but are commonly used to describe the vehicle body type, transmission and the engine. Located at position 9, the check digit value is used to verify that the VIN number has not been changed.

Digits 10 to 17 represent the Vehicle Identifier Section. Vehicle Identifiers are used to uniquely identify a particular make of vehicle. This includes the year of manufacture and the vehicle serial number.

A VIN Number may appear in various places on a car such as: i) on the windscreen above the dashboard, ii) on a metal plate in the engine bay or, iii) on a label attached to the drivers door column.

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Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17