The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) has been referred to as a vehicle's DNA. It is a unique combination of 17 letters and numbers assigned to the vehicle when it was built which follows it through its life. The VIN can be used to track the vehicle as it changes hands and as it is repaired and serviced. If the vehicle is severely damaged, and is assigned a "salvage title," this information appears when the VIN is used to generate a vehicle history report. It's also possible to determine the year, make and model by learning to read the placement of different letters and numbers in the VIN. We have pulled together several articles about the information which can be gathered with the VIN. Additionally, we are providing handy tools to get a full vehicle history report and even join discussions about vehicle identification numbers.