Sparesbox Blog

How to find your VIN Number

By Brad Nash

Mon Jun 15 2015

If you ever talk to one of our delightfully friendly support team (or any other part supplier) about something a little more complex, you might find yourself being asked for your VIN number. If you have no idea what a VIN number is, or how to find it, you’ve come to the right place.


Your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is essentially the serial number of your vehicle. It acts as the car’s fingerprint, identifying pretty much everything about it.


VIN Number


The process of finding it is just as easy. Stand at the drivers side of your car and look at the corner where the dashboard meets the windscreen. You’ll see a long serial number. Every VIN number on a car made after 1981 is 17 characters long, but if it’s older it could be as little as 11 characters. Ta-da! You’ve just found your VIN. If you’re not having any luck, you should be able to find it in your insurance info, as well as your rego documents.


Knowing how to find your VIN is the best way of making sure the right people know everything they need to about your vehicle. If you need more general parts, make sure to check out our filter to make sure the parts you’re buying are specifically made for what you drive.