VIN how to read? VIN Number in other words chassis number contains 17 characters. Characters of VIN contain information about vehicle, like manufacturer, model, year of production, where it was built.

VIN Number contains three main sections. VIN how to read? The first three characters uniquely identify the manufacturer of the vehicle using the world manufacturer identifier or WMI code.  This one section is called Vehicle descriptor section. Second section is vehicle description – characters from fourth to eight positions. Include information about vehicle type and may include automobile platform used, the model, and  also body style. The last one section with characters position from 10th to 17th vehicle identifier section is vehicle identifier section used by the manufacturer to identify the individual vehicle.


In present world we have at least four standards used to calculate the VIN:

  • FMVSS 115, Part 565: Used in United States and Canada
  • ISO Standard 3779: Used in Europe and many other parts of the world
  • SAE J853: Very similar to the ISO standard
  • ADR 61/2 used in Australia

Remember, before buying worth to check the history of vehicle! You can do this by typing your VIN Number below.

VIN how to read?