Each car that is sold on the territory of Connecticut has a unique identifier that is called a VIN number. It consists of 17 characters such as letters and numbers that are generated by the manufacturer of the vehicle. The code is assigned to cars, motorcycles, trailers, trucks and RVs. This code is used by the manufacturers for deciphering its technical state and by the local insurance companies to track the history of all registrations and accidents. Knowing the code will help to make the process of the purchase of a used car safe and secure.
Each vehicle that has been produced since 1980 has this VIN number. If you plan to buy an older car, you can see another code or it can be missing. To find the code, look under the windshield on the driver's side. You will see the dashboard with the code in the bottom. You won't need to open the hood to see it. The surface of the dashboard should be smooth with no scratches, damages or with dirt on it. If the owner of the car doesn't let you find the code and check it, you should be careful with it.
Once you get the VIN code, you can find out the following information with the help of Connecticut VIN check:
- The interior and exterior design;
- The engine specs including the type of the fuel and the number of cylinders;
- The safety equipment including the data about the seat belts and the airbags;
- The type of transmission.
Vehicle History Report
One more thing that you can learn with the help of the VIN number is the history of a bike or a car. You will need the code and the online VIN check Connecticut service on this website. Paste the code into a special field and get the report containing the following data:
- The history of past registrations. You will see the dates and the places where the vehicle was registered.
- The history of past accidents that happened on and off the road.
- The history of title changes. You can find out some data about the owners of the car and the odometer readings.
- The number of miles the car has passed so far.
- The information about liens and loans if there were any.
Having this information will allow you guarantee the safety of the purchase of a used car or a used bike. If the vehicle has ever got into an accident, the safety of driving it is questionable. If you see the title "salvage" or "flood", it means that the cost of repair is over 75% of the price of the car. If you see this title and you see a car in a perfect condition, you should compare the codes in the insurance card and on the body of the car. If the codes are the same, it was fully repaired. These checks are private that means no one will see that you have used this service.
The information that is provided by the online service on this website is reliable and true to life. It's collected from different databases. You can visit one of over 200 DMV offices in Connecticut to request the same data, but doing the same with the help of online tools is much faster especially if you want to check more than one VIN number. If you can't find the 17-digit code on the vehicle or it looks weird, this car was either produced prior to 1980 or it was manufactured not for the US market.