ONTARIO VEHICLE OWNERSHIP & VIN NUMBER. A vehicle identification number, called a VIN, is a unique serial number used by the automotive industry to identify individual motor vehicles.
A VIN has many important uses, including unlocking important information about a vehicle’s history and to identify the year, model, engine, transmission and brake systems installed by manufacturers.
Locating the VIN
The VIN appear on car ownership, insurance policies, service records etc. The VIN is located in a number of places on a car, but most commonly on the dashboard (you can see it through the windshield) and the driver’s side door jamb sticker.