Welcome to the CarHistory blog

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


20 Feb 15

Welcome to the CarHistory blog

Here at CarHistory our mission is to make it easier and safer for Australians to buy and sell second hand vehicles.

As used car experts, our team will be blogging on a wide range of topics such as:

  • used car buying tips
  • latest industry news
  • car safety advice
  • and more...

We would love your feedback so that we know what you're interested in reading more or less of. Feel free to leave a comment below or drop us an email via our contact us page.

Thanks for stopping by, and welcome to the conversation.

View a sample report >