Manufactured in UNITED STATES (USA), OHIO, CHILLICOTHE
|Manufacturer Name||KENWORTH TRUCK COMPANY|
|Engine Model||Caterpillar 3406|
|Fuel Type Primary||Diesel|
|Brake System Type||Air|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From||Class 8: 33,001 lb and above (14,969 kg and above)|
|Plant Country||UNITED STATES (USA)|
|Engine Stroke Cycles||4|
|Engine Number Of Cylinders||6|
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is the identifying code for an individual vehicle. A VIN is composed of 17 characters (digits and capital letters) that act as a unique identifier for the vehicle. A VIN displays the car's unique features, specifications and manufacturer. The VIN can be used to track recalls, registrations, warranty claims, thefts and insurance coverage. When you want to buy a used vehicle , it's always a good idea to obtain a VIN check information.
A vehicle’s VIN is the best way to truly identify a car and its history. In fact, here are the best reasons why you should know about your vehicle’s VIN number and be able to identify the VIN on any vehicle you plan to purchase:
Safety Recalls. If any parts on your vehicle have been recalled in the past, your VIN will be able to identify that in the large database of information that keeps records of all vehicle part recalls. This ensures that your vehicle is as safe as possible. It can help prevent accidents or injuries related to defective parts, and protect car manufacturer’s from being embroiled in many lawsuits. After all, those recall notices that are sent in the mail aren’t always delivered to the right people.
Used Car Purchase. If you are thinking about buying a used car, especially from a private third party, it’s especially important to run a vehicle VIN check to make sure you aren’t buying a defective car. You can easily verify whether the seller is being upfront about the condition of the vehicle you’re about to buy, whether the vehicle has been involved in any accidents, and if any recalled parts have been replaced or not.
Theft. If your vehicle is stolen, it’s helpful to be able to report to the authorities your vehicle’s VIN number. After all, a stolen vehicle will not have the correct license plate on it, which is one way of identifying that a vehicle is yours. However, you cannot change the VIN number on a car without going to a lot of trouble. And even then, the thief may skip secret places the VIN is stamped without ever realizing it.
In the end, understanding the 17-digit VIN on your vehicle is important for many reasons. It serves to protect you and those that buy your car, identify you to authorities, and help you recover your property in the case it’s taken from you.
The VIN location depends on the type of your vehicle. In most vehicles, it is located on the front dashboard, on the driver's side or on the driver's door.