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How to Find Chassis Number Online

February 11, 2024 | Victor Lukasso
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When purchasing a new or used car, one must also learn how to find the car’s chassis, engine, and Vehicle Identification Numbers.

The VIN has 17 alphanumeric characters, of which the last six(6) are the chassis number (the VIN and chassis number are used interchangeably); meanwhile, the engine number can be found on the car’s engine.

The ability to read these codes will help you determine the manufacturing date and year of the proposed vehicle, which should align with the proposition of the car dealer.

While the chassis number can be found on places such as the door, dashboard, engine hood, rear wheel, and vehicle registration certificate, I’ll show you how to find the chassis number online easily.

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This is readily available for car owners in India via the Vahan NR e-Services website; if you’re outside the country, I’ll still show you how to get your chassis number manually.

How to Read a Vehicle Identification Number

Before we acquire the chassis number online, let me show you how you can easily read the 17 digits of your vehicle Identification number.

This will help you determine the car’s status; you don’t have to memorize them; you can always bookmark and reference this site.

1st Digit Usually, an alphabet that depicts the country where the car was manufactured.
2nd & 3rd Digit This is the World Manufacturer Identifier; it gives details of the manufacturer
4th to 7th Digits This is the Vehicle Description Section; it gives details of the car model, the type of vehicle, and where it is manufactured.
8th Digit This gives details of the engine type mounted on the car
9th Digit This is the security code or manufacturing month of the vehicle.
10th Digit This gives details on the manufacturing year of a Vehicle
11th Digit This character tells us the plant where the car is manufactured.
12th to 17th Digits The remaining six digits on a Vehicle Identification Number denote the car’s serial number.
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The above characters are generic but will change depending on the car manufacturer’s preference. You can refer to your registration certificate for more details.

How to Find Chassis Number Online

The chassis is the load-bearing framework that serves as a frame on which the car is built. If the chassis is old or weak, it might not help you much before it starts falling off.

Here’s a way to find your car’s chassis, engine number, and VIN online.

  • Search for Vahan NR e-Services on Google and go to their official website.
  • Click on “Know your Vehicle Details” from the menu
  • Log in or create an account on the website with your phone number or mail
  • Input your car registration number in the box
  • Solve the captcha code and click on “Search Vehicle.

You’ll be provided with details such as the “full name of the car owner,” “engine number,” “Registration number,” etc.

How to Find Chassis Number Online

How to Find the VIN of your Car Manually

Here are manual ways to find your vehicle Identification number easily; remember, I said the last six digits are your chassis number.

1. On the Registration Certificate

Once you purchase a new car, the merchant proceeds to register it at any local or regional transport office; the RTO will, in turn, issue you a certificate with the chassis number printed on it.

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2. Boot

The Vehicle Identification number should be displayed upon lifting the spare tire or any material that covers the boot’s surface.

3. Cars Door

On the driver’s side door of the car, the VIN is usually imprinted on a metallic strip and can be visible when the door is open.

4. On the Dashboard

Depending on manufacturer preference, you’ll likely find your VIN on the driver’s side of the dashboard. Remove any clothing or material from the dashboard to reveal it.

5. The Engine Hood

The hood covers the engine and its system; car manufacturers strategically place the VIN under the vehicle’s hood close to the engine section.

6. Front Grille

Most car manufacturers place the VIN in the front grille of a Vehicle.

7. Rear Wheel

While this can be difficult to find, another place to locate the vehicle Identification number is above the rear wheel.

8. Car Dealers

You can also revert to the car dealership from where the car was initially purchased, and they’ll sort out the VIN.

9. Car Insurance Policy

If your car is under Insurance, the VIN is usually stated in some insurance policy statements and traditionally sent to your mail address.

How to Find the VIN of a Two-Wheeler Automobile

While you can find the VIN on a two-wheeler automotive using the above method, there are additional ways to get it on a Two-Wheeler, listed below.

  1. On the steering neck of your motorcycle
  2. Besides the motorcycle motor
  3. The VIN can be found inside the glove box for scooters
  4. Under the Dashboard
  5. Close to the scooter’s frame or center stand
  6. You can also contact your dealership

How to Find the Engine Number of your Car Manually

The engine number is another thing to watch out for as it helps decipher the authenticity of an engine and also helps while claiming car insurance.

Here are manual ways you can use to find the engine number of your car.

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1. On the Engine

The engine can be found once you lift the hood of your car. The Engine number is imprinted on a metallic sticker that makes it visible once you can access it.

2. On the Registration Certificate

Like the VIN, your local RTO also pens down the engine number on the Registration Certificate.

3. Vehicle Insurance Policy Documents

If your car is under Insurance, the Engine Number is usually stated in some insurance policy statements traditionally sent to your mail address.

4. Car Dealers

You can also revert to the car dealership from where the car was initially purchased, and they’ll sort out the Engine Number.

5. Buyers Manual

Car manufacturers usually stamp the engine number on the Engine block, but this might vary depending on your car model.

You can check your buyers’ guide/manual to find the location where your engine number is stamped on your car engine.

FAQs

How do I find the chassis number?

The chassis number of a car can be found in places such as the driver’s side door, dashboard, engine hood, rear wheel, and the vehicle’s registration certificate.

Is my VIN my chassis number?

Yes, the term VIN and chassis number are often used interchangeably. The VIN is 17 alphanumeric characters, of which the last six(6) is the chassis number; meanwhile, the engine number can be found on the car’s engine.

How can I get my bike chassis number online?

Your bike chassis number is available online via the Vahan NR e-Services website; you can input your registration number to bring it out.

How do I find my car’s VIN without the car?

You can find the VIN on your car insurance documents, registration certificate, or the registration car without the car.

Is the chassis number unique to every car?

Yes, the chassis number is unique to every car. It’s a 17-character code that helps in car identification.

Can two vehicles have the same chassis number?

No, two vehicles can’t have the same chassis number. Every car must have a unique registration number.

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