How To Know The Year Of A Car From It’s VIN

VIN which means Vehicle Identification Number is a unique set of coded numbers and alphabets given to a car which is specific to that car. That means there’s no other car in the world that share this number with another. VIN is packed with information about a car like brand of car, location of manufacture, model, trim and year of production. We will be looking at how to know the year of production in this short write up. This is really simple.

To know the year of production, you’ll have to count to the tenth code represented by an alphabet. The image below illustrates:

Tenth Alphabet Is The Year Of Manufacture

The chart below is a good tool to recognize which alphabet represents which year.

Year Of Manufacture Chart

You can download this chart by tapping and holding on the image.

About Nonso Okafor

I've worked as a technical support representative in major auto centers in Nigeria for more than twenty years. I have dealt with a variety of problems in my capacity as a customer service representative and auto diagnostics expert. I'm committed to assisting people in properly maintaining their automobiles and in appreciating this magnificent innovation known as an automobile.

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