When you go to purchase car insurance coverage, the insurance companies will want information about your vehicle. The insurance companies need to know information about your car so that they understand what they are insuring. The policyholder likes to know what options they have covered, and the insurance company needs the information about the car so that they know what rates to charge for coverage. Among the information that the insurance companies will require is the VIN of the car. The VIN is the Vehicle Identification Number and it is a unique number unique to each car. This piece of information is very important to insurance companies, and getting it right is very important to the policyholder.

When you sign up for a car insurance policy, the insurance company will require that you submit the year, make, and model of the car. They will then require that you submit the vehicle identification number. Each car has a unique VIN and the number is used by insurance companies to make sure that they are providing coverage to the car they agreed to provide coverage to. Every time a car is taken in for service or involved in an accident, the VIN is written down by the mechanics providing services or the police in the event of accidents.

If you make a claim on your insurance policy after getting work done on it, they will check to see if the VIN matches the one they have on file. If the vehicle identification number that the mechanics found on the car does not match the one at the insurance company, the services cannot be claimed against your policy. Fortunately, the vehicle identification number is very easy to locate on a car. All you have to do as the policyholder is read the number off to the insurance agent when they write up your policy. When you look at the outside of your car, your VIN should be under the windshield on the drivers' side of the car.

The number tells the driver and insurance company all sorts of information about the car. The number is made up of 17 digits that actually include letters and numbers. The VIN of a car tells the make and model, the features, where it was made, and what year the car is. This makes it the most important piece of information to give to your insurance company. If you get some of the other bits of information wrong, they will be able to correct the mistakes based on the VIN that you provide. To make sure you have the proper vehicle identification number on file with your insurance company, call your agent and verify the number.