Post has been republished with updates since its original publish date November 2011
As you might expect we get a lot of questions about VINs. There is a lot of confusion about what a VIN is, how is it used, what information is captured within it and what is not. In this series we hope to provide a good resource that you can use to educate yourself on Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) and VIN Decoding. The articles will progressively build from very basic and general information about VINs to more detailed and specific aspects of using them and vehicle data in business and technical settings. We hope you find them useful.