How to Look Up Vehicle VIN Numbers for Free

Updated March 23, 2017

Searching a vehicle's VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) can tell you if the vehicle has been in any accidents, if it has a salvage title, if it is a lemon, and more. If you are considering purchasing a vehicle, finding out more information on the specific car or truck through its VIN is a great idea. There are a number of easy steps you can take if you hope to look up a VIN without spending any money.

Visit Once you have arrived at the Honest Vin website, select the option for Vin reports. allows users to find out if the vehicle in question has a salvage title, if it has had flood or storm damage, and allows you to check if it is a lemon, all free of charge. Simply input the VIN number into the required boxes and wait for the results.

Visit Decode This allows users to find out information such as passenger seating, number of doors, make, model, year, trim, style, transmission type, invoice, msrp, and engine type of the vehicle(s) you wish to search for free by entering the VIN number. Decode This will also tell you the pros and cons of each vehicle searched.

Visit Through you can input the VIN and find out the make, model, year, style/body of the vehicle, how many records are available on the vehicle, and where the vehicle was assembled, all free of charge. If this is not enough information, you can also get a more specific record of the vehicle by purchasing the vehicle's report. (

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