A VIN is the 'Vehicle Identification Number' attached to any motor vehicle manufactured on are after 1st January 1989. Important Information about a VIN includes:
A VIN is always 17 characters long
A VIN does not contain the letter "o" - it will always be the number zero that appears
A VIN does not contact the letter "i" - it will always be the number one that appears
A VIN does not contact the letter "q"
A Chassis number is the identification number attached to motor vehicles manufactured before 1st January 1989. Important Information about a Chassis includes:
A chassis does not have any specified length
A chassis may not be a unique number
Where do I find the VIN?
VIN numbers can be found on plates riveted to the chassis or frame, stamped into the chassis or firewall and / or etched on the bottom corner of the front windscreen, and also on the vehicle's compliance plate. If you are unable to locate the VIN, or having trouble finding these numbers, a mechanic may be able to assist you or you may call the car's manufacturer or request the vehicle owner to confirm location of the VIN as described in the vehicles manual. In Queensland, the VIN / Chassis number will appear on the registration sticker on the vehicle and it is recommended you ensure the number on the sticker is the same as the number on the vehicle.