How to Lookup a Vin Number

Get the Carfax

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Get the Carfax. Carfax is one of the most popular websites used to look up VIN numbers. Simply log onto www.carfax.com and enter your VIN number to start your search. A single vehicle history report costs $34.99. If you need vehicle history reports for more than one VIN number, you can purchase five for $44.99.

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Powered by Experian, one of the three major credit bureaus, you can look up a VIN number at www.autocheck.com. A single report will cost you $29.99. If you need multiple reports for different VIN numbers, Autocheck will provide you with unlimited reports for only $44.99. Once paid, you can immediately view the vehicle history report online.

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Perform a VIN search at https://www.nicb.org. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has a VINCheck service where you can look up a VIN number for free to check if a vehicle has been reported as either stolen or salvaged.

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Log onto www.GovDMVRecords.com and look up a VIN number to search the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) records for that vehicle.

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique combination of 17 letters and numbers assigned to a vehicle when built. The VIN is used to track the vehicle as it changes owners, is repaired and serviced. There are several ways to look up a VIN number. Many online sites offer a service where for a fee, you can search the VIN number through their database.