All the vehicles that can be sold on the territory of Indiana state should have a 17-digit code that identifies each of them separately. It's the VIN code that is assigned to cars, motorbikes, trailers, trucks and RVs. If you see a vehicle that doesn't have a code on it, it's sold illegally or it was manufactured prior to 1980 when the unified system of code generating was first implemented. The code contains a lot of information about the car or the bike that you can decipher with the help of Indiana VIN check.
A unique vehicle identification code consists of 17 letters and numbers where each of them stands for a specific position. For example, the first three symbols stand for the manufacturer, the model of the vehicle and the country where it was produced. In short, the code contains the following data about the vehicle that can be sold on the territory of Indiana:
- The safety equipment (active belts, airbags);
- The engine specs (the fuel type, the number of cylinders);
- The type of the transmission;
- The interior and exterior details.
In short, you will find out the default specs of the vehicle that were produced by the manufacturer. The vehicle company generates the code according to a law. If you want to buy a used car and you see that the code is shorter than 17 characters or it's missing, this car was manufactured for sale, not on the territory of Indiana. Be careful with the purchase of such a car even if the price is too attractive.
VIN Check Indiana
If you plan to buy a used car, knowing the code will allow you find out its history. You can use the online VIN check Indiana on this website. You will get a complete report about the vehicle you're interested that will contain the following details:
- The history of past accidents;
- The registered odometer readings;
- Manufacturer recalls and the defects of the vehicle;
- Loan and lien information if there were any;
- The title registration history;
- The owner of the car (taxi, police or personal).
This information is reliable and up-to-date. It's collected from various databases such as various automobile auctions, salvage yards, insurance companies, motor vehicle companies, manufacturers of the vehicles and other organisations. There's no a single database that contains all the data about the car or the bike.
One more thing that you should know is where you can find this 17-digit code. The first place to look at is the insurance card where it's printed. The next step is to compare the code on the card with the one that is stamped on the vehicle. Most cars have the VIN code located under the windshield in the bottom corner on the driver's side. Take a look through the windshield and you will see a dashboard with the code. You don't have to open the hood to see the code. Make sure the surface of the dashboard is smooth and there are no scratches or any other damages.
All other vehicles including bikes, trailers, RVs have the codes located in various places. Here's the list of the places where you can find the code on different types of vehicles:
- On the engine block front side. Just open the hood and take a look at the engine block;
- Above the rear wheel, just look right above the tire;
- On the driver's door, open the door and look at the place where the side mirror is located;
- Under the spare tire.
Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV)
100 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
- Fort Wayne
- South Bend