The Interesting Information You Can Get From Your Honda’s VIN



Your Honda’s Vehicle Identification Number probably hasn’t been high on the list of things you ponder.

You may have an idea of where to find it and you know that you have to provide it to your car insurance company, but that’s probably the extent of your VIN knowledge.

Let’s dig into what your Honda’s VIN means and what helpful information you can gain from it.

What is the VIN?
It’s a mix of 17 letters and numbers that are unique to each and every vehicle.

You can find it on the driver’s side of the car dashboard, underneath the windshield.

What information does the VIN provide?
Check out this breakdown of what this list of letters and numbers means.

  • The first 3 characters. These are referred to as the “world manufacturer identifier.” The first character tells you where in the world your vehicle was made. The second and third characters are an abbreviation for the company.
  • Characters 4 through 8. Mechanics can use these letters and numbers to gain information about the characteristics your car has. For example, safety features, engine type, transmission, and body.
  • Character 9. This is called a “check” digit and is used to prove that the VIN isn’t fraudulent.
  • Character 10. These characters represent the model year.
  • Character 11. The specific manufacturing plant.
  • Characters 12 through 17. This is considered the production number and tells when your car came off of the assembly line.
Why is it helpful?
The most important use for the VIN number for you as the consumer is the ability to find out the history of your Honda. You can find out if the car was in an accident or suffered any other kind of significant damage.

Come to Park Honda and let us help you find a Honda that’s just right for you!

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