In various auto repair shops, craftsmen assemble a vehicle from several faulty copies. It happens that after giving the car an external shine, the sample is sent for sale with fictitiously improved technical characteristics or, in general, as a new “iron horse”. To check the history of a specific car, it is convenient to use a VIN decoder and a special decryption program.
What is a VIN decoder and how does it work?
Firstly, it is worth saying what a VIN number is. This is a 17-character string of numeric and alphabetic characters containing detailed information about the vehicle. Each vehicle sample has a unique encoding that does not match any other sequence on other vehicles.
This VIN code is accepted in almost all countries of the world. A special program of VIN lookup makes it possible to quickly decipher information, thanks to which the history of the car becomes absolutely transparent and the buyer makes a decision on the advisability of purchasing the equipment.
Each character of the VIN code, or their sequence, carries certain information. Using this code it is easy to find out:
- model of transport, place of production;
- unique identification number;
- year of issue;
- engine type and modification;
- equipment safety level. This is a very important indicator
By comparing information from the code with a real car, it is possible to identify replaced parts, and based on this, a conclusion is drawn about the degree of operation of the car. Special decryption Internet resources help make it easier to decipher the VIN code. Such sites have a huge database containing notes on repairs, maintenance, number of resales and vehicle odometer readings. Therefore, working with the VIN code makes any transaction involving a car transparent, relieving the buyer of unreasonable risks when purchasing equipment.