Very possibly, the brand, model, and make of your ideal car are the first things that come to mind when you consider purchasing a new vehicle. While the aforementioned information is important to identify a car, there are some more, often-overlooked identifiers that are just as important – the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), Engine Number, and Chassis Number of your vehicle.
Here’s how to locate the VIN, chassis number, and engine number of your vehicle.
The following method can be used to identify your car’s chassis, engine, and VIN number.
- Your car’s VIN (vehicle identification number) or chassis number
The VIN number on your car is a special code that was given to it by the manufacturer. This special identification number is a 17-digit alphanumeric code that gives vital details about the car, such as the brand, model, year, and country of manufacture. Your car’s VIN, also known as its Chassis Number, is used as the vehicle’s identity document.
You must specify the vehicle identification number (VIN) while registering your car. Your vehicle’s VIN can be found on one of the following car components:
- The driver’s side dashboard
- The area beneath the car’s hood
- The area beneath the spare tyre in the trunk
- The area beneath the front grille
- The door on the driver’s side
The VIN number of your car can be found on its body as well as on the registration certificate and car insurance policy for the vehicle. Your car’s insurance coverage includes information about the VIN or chassis number of the vehicle.
Each VIN number on your car represents an essential fact about the car, some of which are described here:
- The country where the vehicle was manufactured is indicated by the first number of the VIN
- The second and third digits of the VIN contain information about the car’s maker
- The category of the vehicle, such as a car, bike, etc., is indicated by the fourth digit of the VIN
- The year the car was manufactured is represented by the tenth digit of the VIN
- The car’s unique serial number is represented by the final six digits of the VIN
- The vehicle’s engine number
The outside shell of the engine in your car normally has the engine number printed on it. The engine number is visible on the engine casing when the hood of the car is opened. The majority of car manufacturers take care to position the engine number in your car thus that it is simple to find and record. Your car’s engine number can be located in addition to the engine’s casing in the following way:
- Your car’s registration certificate: Your vehicle’s engine number is noted by the local Regional Transport Office (RTO) during registration and is listed on the registration certificate.
- Your car insurance policy: Checking your car’s insurance is another quick approach to finding out the engine number.
- The owner’s guide for the car: For the buyer’s convenience, the majority of car manufacturers print the engine number of the vehicle on the owner’s handbook.
- Get in touch with the car dealer: You can also ask the car dealership from which you bought the vehicle to check the engine number of your vehicle. Car dealerships keep detailed records of every vehicle they sell, including the engine number.
- The official VAHAN website: In addition to the techniques previously described, you can find vital information about your car on the VAHAN website, which serves as India’s national vehicle register.
A car insurance premium calculator is a tool you may use online to determine car insurance prices based on your needs.
Insurance is the subject matter of solicitation. For more details on benefits, exclusions, limitations, terms, and conditions, please read the sales brochure/policy wording carefully before concluding a sale.