Where Can I Find the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)?
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:
Look for the VIN in these other locations:
- Insurance card/Insurance policy
- Vehicle title and registration certificate
CarHistory aims to make it safer for you to buy your next used car which is why we include Vehicle Buyback Insurance with CarHistory Reports purchased^.
Vehicle Buyback Insurance provides you with the added peace of mind if your vehicle is a stolen vehicle, a written-off vehicle or encumbered at purchase, by allowing you to benefit from cover for a period of three months from the date you purchase your CarHistory Report or when a valid claim is paid, whichever comes first.
There is no cost for you to take advantage of this added benefit; all you need to do is register the purchase of your vehicle. Please read the Terms and Conditions here for more information.
How does Vehicle Buyback Insurance work?
- Purchase a CarHistory Report.
- Upon purchase of your vehicle, register the purchase of your vehicle. Please ensure you do not register the purchase before purchasing your vehicle.
How do I register the purchase of my vehicle?
- Once you have purchased your vehicle, login at Customer Login.
- Click the ‘Vehicle Buyback Insurance’ button next to the vehicle you have purchased and complete the short form.
- We will send you an email with the CarHistory documents you require should you need to claim on the Vehicle Buyback Insurance.
^ CarHistory.com.au (“CarHistory”) is part of Equifax. Equifax Australia Information Services and Solutions Pty Limited (ABN 26 000 602 862) (“Equifax”) is the insured party and the issuer of the insurance benefit. If you receive this protection, you are not an insured party but you receive a benefit under the insurance cover as a third party beneficiary. The protection period for the benefit commences on the day you purchase a CarHistory Report from CarHistory and ends 3 months after this purchase date or when a valid claim is paid, whichever comes first. Vehicle buyback insurance benefit is applicable to CarHistory Reports only. Terms, conditions, eligibility criteria and cover exclusions apply. See the Terms and Conditions for further details. Read the full terms and conditions.