Why would I need a replacement VIN label, sticker or decal?

Posted by Elena Kavaliauskienė on

Here you will find everything you need to know about VIN stickers, labels or decals

How you should replace them and where you can ORDER replacement VIN label, sticker or decal.

What is a VIN number and where can I find mine?

Every vehicle made today is manufactured with a specific VIN code, or Vehicle Identification Number. Each VIN is a 17-digit number that contains important identifying and safety information about your car. First you have to find your VIN. The VIN number is etched into the front of the engine block, and various VIN plates across the car, it can also be found in the drivers door jamb with the tire pressure and other safety labels.


How do I read a VIN label?

Once you locate the VIN sticker, plate or decal, you can decode the VIN. The 1st digit represents where the vehicle was built. The 2nd and 3rd digits represent the manufacturer of the vehicle. Next, the 4th and 8th digits represent the brand, engine size, and type. The 9th, 10th, and 11th are for the security code, model year, and assembly plant, respectively. Which brings us to the last 6 digits which are dedicated to the serial number. The unused digits are open to the manufacturer to use how they see fit.


You can find the code manufacturers use in their VIN labels HERE!


Vehicle manufacturers such as Ford, Audi, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Subaru, Ferrari, Tesla, BMW, Chrysler, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mack Truck, Alfa Romeo, Porsche, and Fuji all use these guidelines to keep vehicles organized and prevent them from being stolen.


Why would I need a replacement VIN label?

VIN labels contain safety information individual to each car. In order to make sure your car is recovered if stolen and to protect you from VIN cloning, it is important to have all VIN tags, labels, stickers and plates that came with the vehicle. People need replacement auto labels when they have been in an accident and need to replace or paint parts such as the door jamb or hood of the vehicle. Since many labels are located there it is important that auto body and collision repair shops do not over look this aspect of car repair. These labels are critical for maintenance and have vehicle sensitive information such as, VIN number, tire pressure,  and weights (GAWR/GVWR).


Where can I get replacement VIN stickers?

Authorized buyers can buy OEM auto labels for certain makes and models directly from the vehicles manufacturer, however they are not cost effective and take a long time to arrive. This keeps auto body and collision repair shops backed up. We replicate the factory OEM labels from pictures our customers send us and they arrive at their shops 1-3 weeks later. If your vehicle needs any replacement auto labels, such as a VIN decals, tire pressure stickers, VECI (Vehicle Emission Control Information) labels, or any other warning stickers, contact us today!

1 comment

  • im restoreing my 1995 dodge truck need new vin# for the door have the #s

    al haeber on

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