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
12 Maruti Suzuki