Unlimited VIN Search Tool with Redline Membership

Vehicle Identification Number Lookup with the Press of a Button

How it Works

VIN Search

Under Redline membership, auto dismantlers can search for any automobile VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) they choose. The RDL VIN search tool can provide a complete report of the vehicle from the basic date the car was manufactured to engine and transmission makes and models.

The service is included at no cost to Redline members. They can also print or email their VIN reports. Every report pulled by a member stays inside their VIN history so it can be referenced at any time.

A Constant Need for VIN Number Lookup

VIN Number Lookup

Auto dismantlers operating salvage yards that buy used cars and then sell the parts need to run VIN number lookups all the time. This is because VIN numbers of end-of-life vehicles have been removed from the DMV system. For this reason, researching every VIN number is extremely important to make sure that all used auto parts are authentic.

What is a VIN number, anyway

A Unique, Identifying 17-Digit Code

Identifying 17-Digit Code

A VIN number serves as a car’s fingerprint. Comprised of numbers and letters, no two VIN codes are alike. If the VIN code is not 17 characters, the VIN most likely is from a pre-1981 vehicle.

The code includes a serial number issued at the time the car is manufactured. Used in the automotive industry, a VIN code identifies all types of vehicles:

  • Cars
  • Towed cars
  • Motorcycles
  • Trucks
  • Scooters
  • Mopeds

VIN numbers are provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). They receive the data from automobile manufacturers.

Understanding the VIN Decode

Understanding the VIN Decode

Each segment of a VIN number has a meaning.

  • Digits 1-3 combine to form the World Manufacturer Identifier
  • Digits 4-8 stands for the car’s descriptor section
  • Digit 9 is a security check digit
  • Digits 10-17 form the vehicle identifier section
  • Digit 11 is the assembly plant code
  • Digits 12-17 are assigned as the vehicle moves through the line of production

Letters I, O and Q are never used in a VIN code.

The VIN Process

VIN Process

All end-of-life vehicles are depolluted by salvage yards. This means that any and all toxic fluids and emissions are eliminated. Then, the toxic fluids are disposed of in an environmentally responsible way. These actions alone make the auto recycling business eco-friendly, by default. In essence, recycling cars is good for the environment.

A VIN Search Tells a Lot About the Car

VIN Search Tells a Lot About the Car

For auto dismantlers who buy and sell used auto parts, understanding the details of a VIN search is important. Many details are revealed, such as:

  • Airbag type
  • Country of origin
  • Engine size
  • Model year
  • Vehicle type
  • Trim level
  • Plant name

Running a Car Junkyard Parts Business Has its Expenses

Car Junkyard Parts Business

Every year, thousands of cars are purchased and recycled by auto dismantlers and entered into inventory. But first, running a VIN check is necessary to review a vehicle’s history. This is done by performing a vehicle identification lookup.

For salvage yards that regularly purchase used autos, the ongoing cost of purchasing VIN checks adds up. Through Redline membership, that expense is conveniently avoided.

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