Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Where do I find the vehicle identification number?

asked by on

Where do I find the vehicle identification number?

A: Your car has a unique identification number...

Your car has a unique identification number that’s used for a number of different purposes, from the car’s title to your insurance and much more. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is sort of like your car’s fingerprint, and you’ll need it many times throughout your ownership. You can find it on most of your vehicle records, but you should also be able to find it on the car.

You’ll find the VIN in two places on your Altima. The first is on the dash above the steering wheel (it’s very close to the windshield). The second place is under the passenger side seat (the chassis number).

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Hard starts and chugging in throttle response

Hello. If the vehicle is throwing a code for the throttle body, then it may be possible that it has failed. Your particular model of vehicle uses an electronic throttle body that is actuated by an electric motor controlled by...

Q: How do I lock and unlock the rear windows?

If you have kids, you may not want them to have access to raising or lowering the windows. You can use the window lock switch to prevent the rear window Power button from working. Locate the Window Lock button...

Q: Where are the vehicle identification numbers (VIN) located?

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is an important piece of information used on a wide range of documentation. It’s 17 digits long, and it is located in several places on your car. You’ll find it here: On the dashboard,...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...