How to Locate Chassis Number in Your Car

When buying a new or a used car, most people focus on its design, color, engine capacity, mileage, and other features. However, what they don’t pay attention to is the chassis - one of the most important hardware design and performance parts. In any automobile, the chassis acts as the basic framework that supports all the parts. It is the part that has to withstand centrifugal force and bending stresses. Another most important thing is that it comes with a code called “chassis number” that helps figure out the accurate identity of the car owner.

Thus, no matter where or whom you are buying a car from, you should check out the chassis number of the car to find whether the dealer is selling you a new car, a 6-month old car, or a nightmare dressed like a daydream. So, today, we will help you learn how to locate the chassis number, also known as the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), of a car.

Different Ways to Locate VIN or Chassis Number of a Car

Your Car’s Paperwork

If you don’t have access to the car right now or you don’t want to look around the vehicle for the VIN, then, you should check out your paperwork as it certainly includes the chassis number. Some of the documents where you can find the chassis number include the title, registration card, owner’s manual, insurance documents, body shop repair trail, police reports, and vehicle history reports.

Your Car’s Dashboard

Another easy way to find your car’s VIN is to look at the lower-left corner of your dashboard. You can locate the number by looking through your windshield on the driver’s side of the car.

Your Car’s Side Door

You might also be able to find the chassis number on the driver’s side doorjamb or the doorpost. So, open the side door on the driver’s side and look around the doorjamb’s edges for a little white sticker. When a VIN is present on the doorjamb, it is typically located right below the rearview mirror. Besides, you can also find the VIN of your car on the opposite side of the driver’s side doorjamb near the area where the driver’s side seatbelt latches.

Your Car’s Hood

If you couldn’t locate the VIN on the previous areas, you can also pop the hood of your car and check out the front of the engine block for the chassis number.

Your Car’s Front Frame

Sometimes, you can also find the VIN on the front area of your car’s frame, especially near the windshield washer fluid container. For that, you need to go to your car’s front body, pop the hood, and locate the window washer fluid container. Keep its location in mind, close the hood, and then look at the vehicle’s frame near that location to find the vehicle identification number.

Your Car’s Wheel Well

Another location where you can find the chassis number of your car is under the rear wheel well. So, go to the backside of your car, get down on the ground, and check out both sides of the wheel well. You might need a flashlight to locate and clearly see the chassis number in this area.

We hope this guide proves to be helpful for you. If you need any assistance or want to buy hardware design and performance parts, please feel free to get in touch with us.