A car's make is the brand of the vehicle, while the model refers to the name of a car product and sometimes a range of products. For example, Toyota is a car make and Camry is a car model. The make, model, model year, body style and trim level all have implications on the cost of a vehicle and its insurance rates.
- How do I find out the make and model of my car?
- How do I find out what year model my car is?
- Can a VIN number tell you what model year a car is?
- How do I find out what my car is equipped with?
- What is a car Year model?
- How do I check a VIN number on a car for free?
- Can I use the VIN number to find car details?
- How do I know if my car has AWD or Vin?
- What do the last 6 digits of a VIN mean?
- What do the 17 numbers in a vin mean?
How do I find out the make and model of my car?
Most vehicles have the manufacturer's logo, name or symbol on their exterior, usually on the back on the car. So you can usually tell by looking whether a car is a Ford, Kia, Chevy, etc. The model name is also sometimes displayed on the exterior of a car.
How do I find out what year model my car is?
To find the character that denotes the year model of a vehicle, start at the end of the VIN. That's all the way to the right. Now count left 8 characters. That 8th character can be either a number or a letter, but it will tell you what year the vehicle is.
Can a VIN number tell you what model year a car is?
The 10th character in the 17-character VIN represents the vehicle model-year. This standard applies to vehicles built in or after 1981.
How do I find out what my car is equipped with?
Contact your vehicle's manufacturer or your local car brand dealership and provide workers there with the VIN number. They will be able to provide you with a list of features and options that your car is equipped with by entering your VIN number into their computer database.
What is a car Year model?
Denoting a vehicle's model year is its Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN. In the early years after VINs were introduced in 1954, they lacked any standardization. ... A G indicates the 2016 model year—or the 1986 model year—and H means 2017.
How do I check a VIN number on a car for free?
You can obtain a free VIN check by entering it in the VIN check box below under "Run an AutoCheck ® vehicle history report." Enter your VIN in the space provided and click "Check VIN." (You can obtain your free VIN check without having to purchase anything.)
Can I use the VIN number to find car details?
If you're interested in buying a used car, you can do a VIN lookup to get the vehicle history report and find records of its previous owners, accidents, and repairs. ... Finally, law enforcement agencies do a VIN check to identify vehicles that have been stolen.
How do I know if my car has AWD or Vin?
Simply look under the car. If there's a long spinny-looking shaft that runs into a box in the rear, that then goes out to the wheels, you know it's either RWD, AWD, or 4WD.
What do the last 6 digits of a VIN mean?
The last six digits of a VIN reveal the vehicle's regular production options (RPO) and is also commonly referred to as its serial number. ... These last six digits identify all of the factory fitted options, as provided by the manufacturer—imagine it as the vehicle's 'DNA.
What do the 17 numbers in a vin mean?
The letter or number in position 11 indicates the manufacturing plant where the vehicle was assembled. Each automaker has its own set of plant codes. The last six digits (positions 12 through 17) are the production sequence numbers, which each car receives on the assembly line.