A unique code is assigned to every car that is produced for the residents of the U.S. If you have a car or a bike, you can use its code to check its technical specs and find out the information about its past.
This code is called a VIN number and it consists of letters and numbers excluding O, Q and I to avoid any confusion with the numbers 0 and 1. If you see such letters in the code of the car or the bike, it's not valid and you should avoid buying it.
First of all, let's try to find the code on the car and then see what we can learn from the history report. Most of the cars have one and the same location of the VIN code. If you're standing in front of the car, it's located in the right corner of the windshield. You will see the line of the code under it. Thus, there is no need to open the hood.
Other locations depend on the make and the model of the car. However, the code cannot be stamped on easily removable parts. You should look through the manual of the car for this information.
Once you've found the code, we advise inspecting its surface. It should be clean and smooth with no scratches or other kinds of damages. The VIN check Colorado service cannot give you any report if you provide the invalid code or if you type in wrong letters or numbers.
One more thing to do is comparing the code on the car and the code that you can find in the registration and insurance cards. They have to be identical. If there's a difference in one letter or number, you should find out why it is so.
Free VIN Check Colorado
If the code is valid, you can go to the free VIN check Colorado site or go to the local DMV office. Of course, the first variant is much faster and more comfortable.
17 characters of the code contain information about the state of the car and when it was manufactured. The history of the car is not stored in the code but in a special database like NMVTIS, different auctions like E-bay or Copart, salvage yards, etc. The VIN checker that you can find on our site collects the information from different sources and presents it in a form of a report.
You can find out the following information about the past of the car or the bike with the help of the VIN:
- Basic information, including records on decommissioning and disposal.
- The history of flood damage.
- The history of accidents which resulted in the complete loss of the vehicle (it is not subject to recovery).
- The history of odometer reading (mileage).
- Results of state inspection for harmful emissions.
- The number of owners.
- Records about technical services.
- The information about the liens.
- The use of the vehicle (taxi, rental, lease, etc.).
The database contains more than four billion records. Information comes to the database from thousands of sources, including all vehicle departments in the United States and Canada, technical inspection stations, auto auctions, rental agencies, car manufacturers and fire departments.
The information is reliable and you can double-check it in any office of DMV or any alternative organization. Remember that knowing the facts about past accidents or damages can save you from unsafe driving in the future.
Colorado Department Of Revenue (CDOR)
1881 Pierce St.
Lakewood, Colorado 80214
- Colorado Springs
- Fort Collins