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What is VIN?

VIN or Vehicle Identification Number is a unique alphanumeric serial number assigned to a vehicle that acts as its identifier, similar to national ID numbers for humans. Also known as the chassis number, VIN is usually assigned by manufacturers.

The VIN is made up of 17 characters including numbers and capital letters and allows you to source information about the vehicle in detail. Want to know about its condition? How about its purchasing price and current value? Or its accident history? These are just a few reasons why you should conduct a VIN number check in the UAE - read on to learn more about why and how you can do this.

Where can I find the VIN?

Before you can check the chassis number in the UAE, you need to know where it is located on the vehicle. The VIN or chassis number is likely to be:

  • Below the front windshield, on the dashboard at the driver's side
  • On the driver's side door pillar
  • The front section of the vehicle frame
  • Under the hood of the vehicle
  • On your vehicle's registration card

Please note, the VIN on the registration card may have been incorrectly spelled during data entry. We recommend checking the number on the vehicle itself.


When should I carry out a VIN check in the UAE?

VIN reporting is essential if you are considering any of the following:

Buying a vehicle: You can learn everything about the vehicle’s past, from accidents to possible thefts to prevent you from making a decision you may regret.
Selling a vehicle: This will help you estimate the value and selling price better, as well as leverage the vehicle’s best features during negotiations.
Registering a vehicle: You can check and ensure that there is nothing in the vehicle’s history that will prevent you from legally registering it in the UAE.
Insuring your vehicle: Get a fair estimate of the insurance you will need to pay, as well as previous cover details.

Why do you need a VIN check?

Our VIN decoder in the UAE allows you to conduct a thorough car history check to avoid nasty surprises when you’re buying or selling a vehicle.

Here are some issues that the report could reveal:

  • It could be stolen
  • It has had accidents
  • It has water damage
  • It has been roughly used
  • It needs extensive repairs
  • It is salvaged

Top tips for performing a VIN number check in the UAE

  • Always verify the VIN or chassis number on the paperwork against the VIN number displayed on the car. These should match completely, down to every last digit and letter. If they don’t match, there is a chance that serious issues are being covered up.
  • Ensure that the VIN in different parts of the vehicle match, if not, it shows that the vehicle could have been tampered with, possibly to hide issues.
  • Check that none of the VIN numbers on the vehicle are obscured or scraped off in any way. This may happen because of an accident but if it is not fixed to accurately reflect the correct number, this is a red flag.
  • Get a vehicle report from a trusted source. The best vehicle reports will detail theft and accident history, as well as give you an overview of hidden costs and market value of the vehicle.

Did you know?

Finally, we’ll leave you with some interesting facts about VINs that should help you:

  • The 10th digit of the VIN refers to the vehicle's model year, but is not necessarily the year the vehicle was built. It is common for manufacturers to start building model years towards the end of the previous year.
  • The letters "I", "O", and "Q" are not included in the VIN because these letters could easily be confused with the numbers zero and one. The number zero and the letters "U" and "Z" are also not included.
  • Vehicle reports don’t just include UAE and Dubai VIN checks, they cover data from international locations if the vehicle has been registered or used elsewhere.

Vehicle Report’s VIN check report is a trusted and detailed history that gives you great insights in an easy-to-understand visual format. Get a full car history check, learn about the vehicle’s exact market value, monthly cost of ownership, insurance details and more. Explore our different price options today.

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