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What is a Vehicle Identification Number?

 

What is a Vehicle Identification Number?

The Bankrate.com financial term of the day is: "Vehicle Identification Number" or "VIN."

Your car has something that might be considered its own unique fingerprint, or Social Security number. A Vehicle Identification Number -- or VIN, for short -- is assigned to every vehicle by its manufacturer. Today's one-of-a-kind Vehicle IdentificationNumbers are made up of 17 numerals and letters and identify a car on its vehicle registration and title.

A Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN, provides a way for each car to have a unique identity, so that its history can be tracked.

For information on great cars and great car loan rates, visit the Auto section at Bankrate.com.

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