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Vehicle VIN, I Have the Wrong Car

Q: On a uni-body car where will I find the VIN? When I took my car in for service, I was going to trade it in then I decided to keep it when I picked up the car I found it to be different, as in year, style, etc. If you can help or have any information, please let me know.

- Lynnette

A: This is really confusing. Did you drive this vehicle away from the shop? Or are you without a vehicle? The first place you should check for a vehicle identification number (VIN) is right at the driver’s side lower corner of the windshield on a plate with 17 digits. There will be a sticker on the driver’s side door post and depending on the year and make it can be found in a variety of other places. Once you sort this out, I’d really like to hear the rest of the story and I’m sure the readers would too.

 
     
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