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What is a Vehicle Identification Number or VIN?
A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is composed of 17 characters assigned by the manufacturer when a vehicle is built. Since 1981, every car built for sale in the United States and Canada is required to have a VIN.

Very similar to a fingerprint, the VIN uniquely identifies a specific vehicle to the insurance industry, law enforcement, government, consumers and concerned stakeholders.

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Why should I care about my VIN?
An accurate VIN can:
  • Assit consumers in buying a used vehicle. If you know how to check your vehicle's VIN, you'll be less likely to buy a stolen or a vehicle that has been deemed irreparable or unsafe for use.
  • Help ensure a hassle-free transaction when you register your vehicle, renew your license plate permit or transfer ownership. An accurate VIN helps confirm the identity, ownership and insurance of your vehicle.
  • Help law enforcement identify and recover stolen vehicles.
  • Make it easier for vehicle body and maintenance shops to order appropriate parts for your vehicle(e.g. identify model series, engine and drivetrain).
  • Help your insurance company identify your vehicle to ensure that your insurance is properly rated and confirm ownership in the event of claims.
  • Protect your vehicle's identity. Unlike a fingeprint, duplicate vehicle identities can be created, making it easier to sell stolen vehicles.
  • Allow fee-based commercial services, such as CarFax, check the records on a vehicle in the MVR database. These records will show you how many owners the car has had, when it was last inspected, if it was ever classified as a "lemon", if it is a stolen car, or if it has ever gone through a major incident such as rolling over or being sumerged in water. These records can also reveal if the car's odometer has ever been rolled back, or if it has flipped(reached the maximum miles on the gauge and rolled back over to zero).

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How can I check my VIN?
When checking your vehicle, make sure the VIN is identical in each place it appears:
  • Compare the VIN plate on the dashboard of your vehicle with the one that is usually found at the bottom of the driver's door post(otherwise refer to your owner's manual).
  • Compare these to the VIN on your ownership permit.
  • Compare all the above to the VIN shown on your pink liability slip(proof of insurance).

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Useful tips about the VIN.
  • The letters "I", "O" and "Q" are not used anywhere in the VIN.
  • Position 9 of the VIN can have only the values 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and X. more...
  • The last five positions of the VIN should always be numeric.
  • Be careful when dealing with the following sets of letters and numbers. They look similar:
    S and 5H and 8G and 6Z and 2B and 8D and 0
    U and 4Y and 4M and NU and VF and ST and P and B
  • Position 10(the year code) of the VIN should always be a letter until model year 2001. Besides the three letters("I","O" and "Q") that are not allowed in the VIN itself. The letters "U", "Z" and number "0" are not used for the year code. more ...

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How to read Model Year from the VIN?
"Model year" is encoded in the 10th position of the VIN. It should always be a letter for 1981-2000 vehicles, a number for 2001-2009 vehicles and a letter for 2010 and forward. Note that the year code can be the calendar year in which a vehicle is built, or a model or type year allocated by the manufacturer.
B->1981C->1982D->1983E->1984F->1985G->1986H->1987J->1988
K->1989L->1990M->1991N->1992P->1993R->1994S->1995T->1996
V->1997W->1998X->1999Y->20001->20012->20023->20034->2004
5->20056->20067->20078->20089->2009A->2010B->2011...

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How to read Country of Origin from a VIN?
Coutry of Origin is encoded in the first position of the VIN. The list shown below is not complete. Only those used in our database are noted:

 VIN CodeCountry of Origin
 1UNITED STATES
 2CANADA
 3MEXICO
 4UNITED STATES
 5UNITED STATES
 5UNITED STATES
 6AUSTRALIA
 9BRAZIL
 JJAPAN
 KKOREA
 LCHINA, TAIWAN
 MTHAILAND
 SUNITED KINGDOM
 THUNGARY
 VFRANCE
 WGERMANY
 XRUSSIAN FEDERATION
 YBELGIUM, SWEDEN
 ZITALY

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How to read Make/Manufacturer from a VIN?
The first 3 characters, World Manufacturer Identifier or WMI, uniquely identify the manufacturer of the vehicle. The list shown below is not complete. Only those used in our database are noted:

 WMIMake/Manufacturer
 10TOshkosh
 11VOttawa
 137AM General, Hummer
 15GGillig
 17NJohn Deere
 18XWRV
 19UAcura
 1A4Chrysler
 1A8Chrysler
 1ACAMC
 1AMAMC
 1B3Dodge
 1B4Dodge
 1B6Dodge
 1B7Dodge
 1B7Dodge
 1BABlue Bird
 1BBBlue Bird
 1BDBlue Bird
 1C3Chrysler
 1C4Chrysler
 1C8Chrysler
 1C9Chance
 1CYCrane Carrier
 1D3Dodge
 1D4Dodge
 1D5Dodge
 1D7Dodge
 1D8Dodge
 1ECFleetwood
 1F1Ford
 1F6Ford
 1FAFord
 1FBFord
 1FCFord
 1FDFord
 1FEFord
 1FMFord
 1FTFord
 1FUFreightliner
 1FVFreightliner
 1G1Chevrolet
 1G2Pontiac
 1G3Oldsmobile
 1G4Buick
 1G5GMC, Pontiac
 1G6Cadillac
 1G8Chevrolet, Saturn
 1GAChevrolet
 1GBChevrolet
 1GCChevrolet
 1GDGMC
 1GECadillac
 1GFFlexible
 1GGIsuzu
 1GHGMC, Oldsmobile
 1GJGMC
 1GKGMC
 1GMPontiac
 1GNChevrolet
 1GTGMC
 1GYCadillac
 1HGHonda
 1HSInternational
 1HTInternational
 1HVInternational
 1J4Jeep
 1J7Jeep
 1J8Jeep
 1JCAMC, Jeep
 1JDAMC
 1JTAMC, Jeep
 1L1Lincoln
 1LNLincoln
 1M1Mack
 1M2Mack
 1M3Mack
 1M8MCI
 1MEMercury
 1MRLincoln
 1N4Nissan
 1N6Datsun, Nissan
 1N9Neoplan
 1NKKenworth
 1NPPeterbilt
 1NXToyota
 1P3Plymouth
 1P4Plymouth
 1P7Plymouth
 1P9Panoz
 1RFRoadmaster
 1S9Saleen
 177Thomas
 1T8Thomas
 1TUTMC
 1V1Volkswagen
 1VWVolkswagen
 1WAAutostar
 1WBAutostar
 1WUWhite Volvo
 1WVWinnebago
 1XKKenworth
 1XMAMC
 1XPPeterbilt
 1Y1Chevrolet, Geo
 1YVMazda
 1Z3Mitsubishi
 1Z5Mitsubishi
 1Z7Mitsubishi
 1ZVFord
 1ZWMercury
 2A3Chrysler
 2A4Chrysler
 2A8Chrysler
 2B1Orion
 2B3Dodge
 2B4Dodge
 2B5Dodge
 2B6Dodge
 2B7Dodge
 2B8Dodge
 2BCAMC, Jeep
 2C1Chevrolet, Geo
 2C3Chrysler
 2C4Chrysler
 2C7Pontiac
 2C8Chrysler
 2CCAMC, Eagle
 2CKGeo, Pontiac
 2CMAMC
 2CNChevrolet, Geo
 2D4Dodge
 2D6Dodge
 2D7Dodge
 2D8Dodge
 2E3Eagle
 2FAFord
 2FDFord
 2FMFord
 2FTFord
 2FUFreightliner
 2FVFreightliner
 2FWSterling
 2FZSterling
 2G0GMC
 2G1Chevrolet
 2G2Pontiac
 2G3Oldsmobile
 2G4BuickX
 2G5GMC
 2G7Pontiac
 2G8Chevrolet
 2GAChevrolet
 2GBChevrolet
 2GDGMC
 2GJGMC
 2GKGMC
 2GNChevrolet
 2GTGMC
 2HGHonda
 2HHAcura
 2HJHonda
 2HKHonda
 2HMHyundai
 2HNAcura
 2HSInternational
 2HTInternational
 2J4Jeep
 2LMLincoln
 2M2Mack
 2MEMercury
 2MHMercury
 2MRMercury
 2NKKenworth
 2NPPeterbilt
 2P3Plymouth
 2P4Plymouth
 2P5Plymouth
 2P9Prevost
 2PCPrevost
 2S2Suzuki
 2S3Suzuki
 2T1Toyota
 2T2Lexus
 2WKWestern Star Trucks
 2WLWestern Star Trucks
 2XKKenworth
 2XMEagle
 2XPPeterbilt
 3A4Chrysler
 3A8Chrysler
 3ABDina
 3ALFreightliner
 3B3Dodge
 3B4Dodge
 3B6Dodge
 3B7Dodge
 3BKKenworth
 3BPPeterbilt
 3C3Chrysler
 3C4Chrysler
 3C8Chrysler
 3CAChrysler
 3D3Dodge
 3D5Dodge
 3D6Dodge
 3D7Dodge
 3FAFord
 3FCFord
 3FDFord
 3FEFord, Freightliner
 3FRFord
 3FTFord
 3G1Chevrolet
 3G2Pontiac
 3G4Buick
 3G5Buick
 3G7Pontiac
 3GBChevrolet
 3GCChevrolet
 3GDGMC
 3GEChevrolet
 3GKGMC
 3GNChevrolet
 3GTGMC
 3GYCadillac
 3HAInternational
 3HGHonda
 3HMHonda
 3HSInternational
 3HTInternational
 3LNLincoln
 3MAMercury
 3MEMercury
 3N1Nissan
 3NKKenworth
 3NMPeterbilt
 3P3Plymouth
 3TMToyota
 3VWVolkswagen
 3WKKenworth
 45VUtilimaster
 46GGillig
 49HSterling
 4A3Mitsubishi
 4A4Mitsubishi
 4B3Dodge
 4C3Chrysler
 4CDOshkosh
 4DRGenesis, International
 4E3Eagle
 4F2Mazda
 4F4Mazda
 4G1Chevrolet
 4G2Pontiac
 4GDGMC
 4GTIsuzu, WhiteGMC
 4JGMercedes-Benz
 4KBChevrolet
 4KDGMC
 4KLIsuzu
 4M2Mercury
 4N1Nissan
 4N2Nissan
 4NUIsuzu
 4P3Plymouth
 4S1Isuzu
 4S2Isuzu
 4S3Subaru
 4S4Subaru
 4S6Honda
 4S7Spartan
 4SLMagnum
 4T1Toyota
 4T3Toyota
 4TAToyota
 4USBMW
 4UZFreightliner
 4V1Volvo, WhiteGMC
 4V2Volvo, WhiteGMC
 4V4Volvo, WhiteGMC
 4V5Volvo, WhiteGMC
 4VAVolvo
 4VGVolvo, WhiteGMC
 4VHVolvo
 4VLVolvo
 4VMVolvo
 4VZSpartan
 5ASGEM
 5B4Workhorse
 5CKWestern Star Trucks
 5FNHonda
 5FYNew Flyer
 5GABuick
 5GRHummer
 5GTHummer
 5GZSaturn
 5J6Honda
 5J8Acura
 5KJWestern Star Trucks
 5KKWestern Star Trucks
 5LMLincoln
 5LTLincoln
 5N1Nissan
 5N3Infiniti
 5NMHyundai
 5NPHyundai
 5PVHino
 5S3Saab
 5SXAmercian LeFrance
 5T4Workhorse
 5TBToyota
 5TDToyota
 5TEToyota
 5TFToyota
 5UMBMW
 5UXBMW
 5Y2Pontiac
 6G2Pontiac
 6MMMitsubishi
 6MPMercury
 9BFFord
 9BWVolkswagen
 9DWVolkswagen
 J81Chevrolet,Geo
 J87Isuzu
 J8BChevrolet
 J8DGMC
 J8ZChevrolet
 JA3Mitsubishi
 JA4Mitsubishi
 JA7Mitsubishi
 JAAIsuzu
 JABIsuzu
 JACIsuzu
 JAEAcura
 JALIsuzu
 JB3Dodge
 JB4Dodge
 JB7Dodge
 JC2Ford
 JD1Daihatsu
 JD2Daihatsu
 JE3Eagle
 JF1Subaru
 JF2Subaru
 JF3Subaru
 JF4Saab
 JG1Chevrolet, Geo
 JG7Pontiac
 JGCGeo
 JH4Acura
 JHBHino
 JHLHonda
 JHMHonda
 JJ3Chrysler
 JL6Mitsubishi
 JLSSterling
 JM1Mazda
 JM2Mazda
 JM3Mazda
 JN1Datsun, Nissan
 JN3Nissan
 JN4Nissan
 JN6Datsun, Nissan
 JN8Nissan
 JNANissan
 JNKInfiniti
 JNRInfiniti
 JNXInfiniti
 JP3Plymouth
 JP4Plymouth
 JP7Plymouth
 JR2XIsuzu
 JS2Suzuki
 JS3Suzuki
 JS4Suzuki
 JT2Toyota
 JT3Toyota
 JT4Toyota
 JT5Toyota
 JT6Lexus
 JT8Lexus
 JTDToyota
 JTEToyota
 JTHLexus
 JTJLexus
 JTKScion
 JTLScion
 JTMToyota
 JTNToyota
 JW6Mitsubishi
 JW7Mitsubishi
 KL1Chevrolet
 KL2Pontiac
 KL5Suzuki
 KL7Asuna
 KLADaewoo
 KM8Hyundai
 KMFHyundai
 KMHHyundai
 KNAKia
 KNDHyundai, Kia
 KNJFord
 KPHMitsubishi
 LESIsuzu
 LM5Isuzu
 ML3Dodge
 SA9Morgan
 SAJJaguar
 SALLand Rover
 SATTriumph
 SAXSterling
 SCARolls-Royce
 SCBBentley
 SCCLotus
 SCFAston Martin
 SHHHonda
 SHSHonda
 TRUAudi
 VF1Eagle
 VF3Peugeot
 VG6Mack
 W06Cadillac
 WA1Audi
 WAUAudi
 WBABMW
 WBSBMW
 WBXBMW
 WD0Dodge
 WD1Dodge
 WD2Dodge
 WD5Dodge
 WD8Dodge
 WDBMaybach, Mercedes-Benz
 WDCMercedes-Benz
 WDDMercedes-Benz
 WDPDodge
 WDXDodge
 WDYDodge
 WF1Merkur
 WKKFahrzeugwerke
 WMEMercedes-Benz
 WMWMini
 WP0Porsche
 WP1Porsche
 WUAAudi
 WV2Volkswagen
 WV3Volkswagen
 WVGVolkswagen
 WVWVolkswagen
 XTALada
 YB3Volvo
 YS3Saab
 YV1Volvo
 YV2Volvo
 YV4Volvo
 YV5Volvo
 ZA9Lamborghini
 ZAMMaserati
 ZARAlfa Romeo
 ZC2Chrysler
 ZFAFiat
 ZFFFerrari
 ZHWXLamborghini

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What is Check Digit?
The Check Digit is the 9th character of a VIN whose purpose is to provide a means for verifying the accuracy of any VIN transcription. After all other characters in VIN have been determined by the manufacturer, the check digit shall be calculated by carrying out a mathematical computation. more...

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What is Production Sequential Number?
The twelfth to seventeenth digits in a VIN number indicate the sequence of the vehicle for production as it rolled off the manufacturers assembly line. These 5 digits should always be numeric.

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Where can I find my VIN?
The VIN can be found by looking at the dashboard on the driver side of the vehicle. If the VIN cannot be found, open the driver side door and look at the door post(where the door latches when it is closed). It is likely that the VIN will also be displayed in this location.
Other locations to find your VIN:
  • Insurance card/insurance policy
  • Vehicle Title and registration

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What if my VIN is not 17 characters long?
If the VIN is not 17 characters long, please double-check to make sure that you have the right VIN and have copied it down correctly. If the VIN is still less than 17 characters long, the VIN is most likely from a pre-1981 vehicle.

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What does VINquery.com VIN Validation do?
It checks a VIN if it meets the following general requirements:
  • 17 characters long;
  • Only letters and numbers are used;
  • No letter "I", letter "O" and letter "Q" used;
  • No letter "U", letter "Z" or number "0" used in the 10th digit;
  • Pass checksum test.

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What does VINquery.com VIN Verification do?
Basically, it takes a validated VIN and tries to find a match or matches in VINquery.com's proprietary database.
What does VINquery.com VIN Exploder or VIN Explosion do?
The information coded in a VIN is limited: mode year, make, model, trim level, body style, engine type, transmission, GVWR, manufactured in country. By utilizing its very own state-of-the-art core algorithms behind the scene, VINquery.com VIN Exploder takes a validated & verified VIN, dynamically captures a set of vehicle specification & equipment data, and then generate a comprehensive report.

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What does Checksum Test do?
Firstly, find the numerical value associated with each letter in the VIN. (I, O and Q are not allowed.) Digits use their own values.

A->1B->2C->3D->4E->5F->6G->7H->8
J->1K->2L->3M->4N->5P->7R->9 
S->2T->3U->4V->5W->6X->7Y->8Z->9

Secondly, look up the weight factor for each position in the VIN except the 9th (the position of the check digit).

1st->82nd->73rd->64th->55th->46th->37th->2  
8th->1010th->911th->812th->713th->614th->515th->416th->317th->2

Thirdly, multiply the numbers and the numerical values of the letters by their assigned weight factor, and sum the resulting products. Divide the sum of the products by 11. The remainder is the calculated check digit. If the remainder is 10, the calculated check digit is the letter X.

Finally, if the calculated check digit did match the 9th digit of the VIN entered by a user, the VIN passed the checksum test. It failed the checksum test otherwise.

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What is a VIN decoder?
VIN Decoder, such as VINquery.com, is a database-driven software package which can extract manufacturers information coded into the VIN. A standard VIN decoder can extract such information as : model year, make, model, trim level, body type, engine type, transmission, manufacturer, country of origin, GVWR if coded into VIN by the manufacturer. Some manufacturers do not code all this information into a VIN.

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Do you provide bulk VIN decoding/explosion service? I need to decode dozens or even hundreds of VINs at one time.
Yes, however you need to order at least one package to activate the bulk service.

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We need to decode more than 400 VINs at a time, say 1000. How to go around the 400 limit?
Break down your file containing 1000 VINs into three smaller files: 400, 400, 200 respectively.
  • Upload one file at a time, validate and verify those VINs in the file and then add those VINs into your cart. Click "Get reports" button to checkout. Repeat the "Upload->Validate->Verify->Add to Cart->Get Reports" steps for the remaining files. At the end, you will get 3 CSV/XML file corresponding to your three files.
  • If you would like decoding/explosion results of all the VINs to be generated in a single CSV/XML file. Again, Upload one file at a time, validate and verify those VINs in the file and then add those VINs into your cart. Do not click "Get Reports" button just yet. Instead, repeat the "Upload->Validate->Verify->Add to Cart" steps for the remaining files. And then click "Get Reports" button to checkout. At the end, you will get a single CSV/XML file containg data for all the VINs from your three separate files.

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What makes/brands does your VIN decoding/explosion service cover?
Currently, our VIN decoding/explosion service covers Acura, Alfa Romeo, AM General, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet Chrysler, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Dodge, Eagle, Ferrari, Ford, Geo, GMC, Honda, HUMMER, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Maserati, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, Merkur, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Sterling, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo, Yugo. Please see here for more details.

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Who uses or needs your VIN decoding service?
Our VIN decoding service can be used in every automotive-related industry: Auto Auctions, Auto Dealer Websites, Auto Insurance, Credit Unions, eBay Listing Service Providers, Fiancial Institutions, Fleet Management, Law Enforcement, Vehicle Data Collection, Vehicle Inventory Management, Vehicle Warranty Provider, etc.

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Can I get a e-mail reminder if I forget my password?
Absolutely! Please click here to get your password reminder.

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How do I change my account password?
Please click here to change your password.

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Why did you choose to implement REST Web Service?
REST(REpresentational State Transfer) web services require little infrastucture support apart from standard HTTP and XML processing technologies, which are now supported by most programming languages and platforms. REST web services are simple and effective because HTTP is the most widely available interface, and it is good enough for our applications. In our case, the simplicity of HTTP outweights the complexity of introducing an additional transport layer.

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Do you plan to support SOAP?
Not at this time. We may provide SOAP interfaces in the future if there is significant demand. We believe REST has a lower barrier to entry, is easier to use than SOAP, and is entirely sufficient for the services we're offering.

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How do we sign up an account to access the web service?
You can apply here. If you already have an account with our interactive VIN decoding service, please sign in first and then apply here
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Does your VIN decoding web service support bulk decoding?
Currently, our XML VIN Decoding Web Service does not support bulk decoding. It only process(decode & explode) one VIN at a time.

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What is the pricing policy for the web service?
Please check the VIN Decoding Packages for pricing details. The same pricing policy applies to all solutions.

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Is there any sign-up fee involved? Any hidden fees?
No sign-up fee. No hidden fees.

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Do we need to sign any contract or agreement?
You don't have to sign any contract or agreement.

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We would like to try the web service first. Do you provide free trial?
Yes. Once your application for web service access has been approved, an EXT-VLP-50 package will be deposited into your account automatically for your free trial. This package contains 50 extended reports credits and not time limited.

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Do we get charged for invalid VINs? We can validate the format of the VIN ahead of time, but not that even correctly formated data will return a valid vehicle...
No, you won't get charged for invalid VINs. Neither will you get charged for correctly formatted VINs unless you get VIN decoding results with success.

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Do you accept payments by credit card?
No, we no longer accept credit card payments. However, you're still able to pay by credit card via PayPal. PayPal accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, eCheck, as well as PayPal funds transfer.

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Is my payment safe?
Absolutely. Since we use PayPal as our payment processor, we don't store or see your billing information. All credit card and other billing information is stored with PayPal, which is owned by eBay, a gobally trusted and recognized company. In addition to the safety of the transaction itself, we are PayPal Verified. That means we have provided PayPal with our bank information and other sensitive information.

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I don't have access to a PayPal account. How can I order my report?
You don't have to have a PayPal account. You can still checkout via PayPal with your credit card.

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We refuse to use PayPal. How can we order bulk packages?
Register to create an account. Clearly print your Username, your registerd e-mail address and the Package ID on your check/money order. Be sure to make your check/money order payable to Auto Databank. We'll notify you as soon as your check/money order is received and credit your account once your check/money order is cleared.

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I signed up a package, paid via PayPal and then was redirected to an error page on your site. What should I do next?
Simply ignore the error page. Sign in if you've logged out. Under "My Account", you'll see your account has been credited. To prevent this from happening again, next time, be sure to let PayPal redirect your browser back to our site instead of clicking the "Returen to Merchant" button. That button never works properly, at least for our site.

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I purchased an extended report using PayPal. When I was asked to return to the merchant it crashed. Please advise how to get my report I paid for.
Simply ignore the error page. Sign in if you've logged out. Under "My Reports", you'll see your report(s) has been generated. To prevent this from happening again, next time, be sure to let PayPal redirect your browser back to our site instead of clicking the "Returen to Merchant" button. That button never works properly, at least for our site.

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How long does it take to get a report and how do I get it?
The web page/printable version of a report will be delivered on screen to you immediately after you purchase it. You can also generate/download the report in CSV and/or XML format.

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What type of information does VINquery.com provide?
Upon entry of VIN(s), VINquery.com validates, verifies and then returns a comprehensive report. The extended version of a report contains over 160 data items: 60 items for specifications; 102 items for factory-installed standard/optional equipment.

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What type of information does VINquery.com not provide?
VNquery.com does not provide information about a vehicle's title, registration, usage history. Nor does it search for salvage, junk or lemon vehicles.

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Can I get a report for a vehicle not manufactured for US or Canadian markets?
No. VINquery.com only provides reports on vehicles manufactured for US or Canadian markets.

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Can I get a report for my heavy duty truck? (or motor home, motor cycles,snowmobiles...)
No. VINquery.com only provides reports on passenger vehicles and light trucks.

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What is CSV?
CSV is the Comma Separated Value file format. It is often used to exchange data between disparate applications. The file format, as it is used in Microsoft Excel, has become a pseudo standard throughout the industry. Click here see a sample of a basic report in CSV file format.

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What is XML?
XML is the EXtensible Markup Language. It improves the functionality of the Web by letting you identify your information in a more accurate, flexible, and adaptable way. It is extensible because it is not a fixed format like HTML (which is a single, predefined markup language). Instead, XML is actually a metalanguage—a language for describing other languages—which lets you design your own markup languages for limitless different types of documents. XML can do this because it's written in SGML, the international standard metalanguage for text document markup (ISO 8879). Click here see a sample of a basic report in XML file format.
How it works?
  • Sign up as a VINquery.com affiliate; If you have already signed up a webservice account with us, you're almost set. All you need to do is: login to your account to activate the Automotive Affiliate Program.
  • Choose your referral button, banner or text link(s);
  • Add the referral code to your website(s) or emails;
  • Track your earnings.

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How do I get paid and how often?
Payments are based on net 30 on a montly schedule through PayPal with minimum payout of $50. Once you earn at least $50 for a month, a payment will be sent to you via PayPal. Commission totaling less than payout amount($50) in a month will be carried over to the next month.

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How much can I earn?
There is no limits. Average spending per volume-limited/unlimited account with VINquery.com is $1152/year. That means that you can potentially earn $230.4/year/referral[=$1152*20%]. Average spending per average consumer is $1.85. You will earn $0.37/referral.

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How do I track my sales and earnings?
Your earnings will be tracked in My Affiliate Program panel, including clicks, sign-ups and conversions.

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What kind of websites we do not work with?
  • Under construction;
  • Contain no or little original content;
  • Contain, promote or link to sexually explicit or violent material;
  • Contain, promote or link to material that promotes or depicts discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or age;
  • Contain, promote or link to material that promotes or depicts illegal activities;
  • Contain unlawful material.

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What cost to join?
It's free to join our affiliate program.

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What personal information does VINquery.com collect? How does VINquery.com use it?
Your e-mail address and Vehicle Identification Numbers.

When you create an account with VINquery.com, we only require your e-mail address. This information allows us to send you a reminder should you forget your password.

You need to enter at least one VIN in order to get your VINquery.com report(s). The VIN(s) will be used to search our database for relevant vehicle information.

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Will VINquery.com disclose the informaton it collects to outside parties?
VINquery.com does not, without your permisssion, sell, trade, rent, or otherwise transfer your personal information to others.

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If you have set your browser to notify you before accepting a cookie, you will notice that VINquery.com requests a cookie to be set on your computer. Its purpose is to let us know when you visit our site. This cookie, by itself, only tells us that a previous VINquery.com visitor has returned. It doesn't tell us your e-mail address or who you are. If you want to give us that information later via registration, that's your choice.

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Why are cookies persistent?
If the web server does not detect a Unique ID for your session, it will generate one and send it to the client in the form of a cookie. So, if you accept the cookie, you only get it once. If you do not accept the cookie, it will try to send you one with every hit until you accept it. This means every page and item on that page you request from VINquery.com will come with a cookie request unless you already have one.

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Are All Cookies The Same?
No. On the VINquery.com site we have two kinds; temporary and log cookies. Temporary cookies are necessary to maintain the user session and tell our server which page to pull up next. The traffic log cookie tells us what pages are being used and which ones aren't. This helps us make improvements to the site to better meet your needs and cut down on pages that don't get used.

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Why Do I Need to Know This?
Because we want you to know why we ask you to accept a cookie. We want to be sure you understand that accepting a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any personal information about you. We know that a lot of people have concerns about cookies, but in talking with many of our users, we feel that the benefit we both gain from their proper use is worthwhile. We value the relationships we have with our customers and future customers, so we respect these concerns.

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What are the most popular keywords used to search for your site?
Vehicle Identification Number, VIN, VIN Number, VIN Validation, VIN Verification, VIN Audit, VIN Report, VIN Decoder, VIN Decoding, VIN Decoding Database, VIN Decoding Data, VIN Decode, VIN Code, VIN Exploder, VIN Explosion, XML VIN Decoder, XML VIN Decoding, XML VIN Explosion, Equipment By VIN, Features By VIN, Options By VIN, Car VIN, Auto VIN, Truck VIN, VIN Patterns, VIN Roots.

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