The vehicle identification number (VIN) is composed of 17 characters (digits and capital letters) that act as a unique identifier for the vehicle. A VIN displays the car's unique features, specifications and manufacturer.
The VIN can be found in a couple of places including on the car's registration label (1), on the compliance plate in the engine bay (2) or on the passenger side windshield (3), or on one of the door posts (where the door latches when it is closed) (4). See the image below:
Media release: 21 January 2013
The NRMA Motoring & Services More4Members Benefits Program continues to expand with the recent addition of a new partner, CarHistory.com.au (part of Equifax).
The More4Members program offers NRMA Members exclusive benefits and offers from some of Australia's biggest brands in travel, home, lifestyle and more.
NRMA Executive General Manager Membership and Brand David Lumb said NRMA chose to partner with CarHistory to give our Members access to the best available report on used cars and to help them make the most informed purchase decision possible.
A CarHistory report allows used car buyers to find out if a car has been written off, flood damaged, stolen, damaged or has money owing on it. NRMA Members can purchase a CarHistory report for only $24.00; non-Members pay $33.95.
On average more than 13.5% of CarHistory reports show that a vehicle has either had its odometer rolled back, is a repairable write-off, or is stolen.
“This announcement means that all NRMA Members have access to an exclusive discount on CarHistory reports from www.carhistory.com.au. NRMA Members are definitely the winners with the commencement of this new alliance,” Mr Lumb said.
Nerida Caesar, Equifax Australia’s CEO said, “no one wants to buy a used car only to find out that they had paid more than market value, the warranty is void, or the vehicle has hidden faults. CarHistory’s detailed report ensures buyers have all the information to make an informed decision instantly”.
“The partnership with NRMA gives CarHistory the opportunity to reach NSW and ACT motorists and offer them peace of mind before they buy,” Ms. Caesar added.
More4Members was launched in August 2008 to offer NRMA Members access to a range of exclusive discounts and benefits as part of their Membership.
Benefits include; discounts on goods and services given at time of purchase, exclusively priced entertainment and attraction tickets and the use of NRMA services.
Members present their NRMA Member card or quote their Membership number to redeem an offer with a More4Members partner.
NRMA members can access the discounted CarHistory report by visiting http://www.mynrma.com.au/members/member-benefit/carhistory.htm