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VehicleCheckCanada helps you make an informed decision by providing you solutions for a used car purchase. We help you to decode your VIN on a single click and tell you the market value of your used car through our car valuation calculator. You can also get the information on car insurance, latest news and detailed blog posts on various topics related to used cars which will help you in making an informed choice.  

This is an excellent resource for any person looking to purchase a used vehicle. VehicleCheckCanada will help you determine whether or not the used car in question is worth purchasing, as well as if the vehicle is safe or not. It’s an all in one resource for anybody who is purchasing or has recently purchased a used automobile.

VIN stands for “Vehicle Identification Number”. It is a 17-character identification number allotted to all types of vehicles built after 1980.  

Each and every vehicle has a different, unique, and specific VIN number. This is what allows VehicleCheckCanada to provide users with a detailed history in relation to any and every vehicle.

You can find the VIN on your vehicle. In cars and trucks, VIN is present on the driver’s side dashboard or on the driver’s side door (on the door jamb). Motorcycles also have a VIN but it may be located in a variety of places on the frame. 

If you are having trouble locating the VIN, the best way to do is to is to look at the dashboard through the windshield from the outside, on the driver’s side of the vehicle. 

A VIN decode is a system such as ours, VehicleCheckCanada, which can decode a vehicle’s VIN number to provide you with useful information about it. For example, the first digit in the VIN tells you the country of origin, the second digit relates to who the maker is, the third digit refers to the type of vehicle, and so on and so forth.  

here is a variety of valuable information which can be gleamed from a simple VIN decode, such as performed here at VehicleCheckCanada.  

  • Year of manufacture – When was the vehicle made and how old it is? 
  • Manufacturing country – Where was the vehicle made? Was in made in a country with high manufacturing standards? 
  • Make, Model, Trim of the car – When buying a used vehicle, you always want to know what the make and model of it is.  
  • Details about the car engine – How many cylinders does the vehicle have? How large is the engine? How many liters is it? How much HP and torque does it produce? All these details, and more, can all be found out through a simple VIN decode.  

A vehicle history report tells you everything you need to know about a car. It provides in-depth information and insights into the searched vehicle including: 

  • Vehicle title or its current state – The vehicle title refers to the current owner of the vehicle, and it can also help inform you whether or not the vehicle has been stolen. You will also be made aware of any relevant info in regard to its current state.  
  • Registration status – You will also find out what the registration status of the vehicle in question is like. Is it currently registered or not, and by who?  
  • Usage history – Was the vehicle in question used as a lease, was it a purchase, used as a taxi or a police car? A vehicle history report can inform you of exactly what the vehicle was previously used for. 
  • Damages or repair history – Was the vehicle in question ever in an accident or a wreck? Did it suffer minor or major damages? Are there any new parts in the vehicle that have replaced old or damaged parts?  
  • Odometer reading – How many miles does the vehicle in question have on it? Here you can also find out whether or not your vehicle had an odometer rollback performed on it.  
  • Lemon, salvage, or total loss history – Of course, you always want to know if your vehicle was labelled as a lemon or a piece of junk. Knowing if it is a repaired salvage car is also valuable, as well as if it was written off as a total loss due to major damage.  
  • Additional photos if any – If there are any additional photos of the vehicle in question, such as ones pertaining to a crash or repairs, you will receive those as well.