Advice

Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

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How do you know that your dealer isn't selling you a 6 month old car, under the guise of a new one? Or worse still, a car that's over a year old?

Knowing when your car was manufactured is critical; after all, when you have paid good money for a brand new car, shouldn't you be getting just that? Automotive manufactures around the world use a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) that can be decoded to reveal the Month & Year of production. Each car has a unique VIN that is usually stamped somewhere within the engine bay, or around the passenger compartment.

Team-BHP shows you how to decode the VIN of your car. Simply scroll down to the manufacturer-specific posts and follow the instructions therein.

NOTE : An excel sheet containing the location of engine / chassis numbers (on various vehicles) can be found here.

Refer to the chart below to directly jump to the respective manufacturer's VIN decoding instructions:

Page No.     Manufacturer
2                 Tata Motors
3                 Chevrolet
4                 Honda
5                 Mahindra
6                 Mitsubishi
7                 Hyundai
8                 Fiat
9                 Skoda
10               Volkswagen
11               Toyota
12               Maruti Suzuki
13               Ford
 

 
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