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WHAT IS A VIN AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
A VIN number is a Vehicle Identification Number and each car truck or suv has a unique number. It is used to convey the code of the year, make, model, style and trim as well as country, city and state where the car was made. It even includes drive line, number of doors, engine and power displacement. This will give you more details and for the authories to keep track of a car be it lost or stolen. It is like a social security number for cars.
What's the purpose of a VIN #? Aside from knowing what kind of car it is, insurance companies use it to identify which car they are actually insuring and for the county and state to issue a title of ownership to the vehicle.
The State of Texas has a Vin checker on thier website to see if the car is stolen or not. The VIN is also used in CarFax reports as the history of an automoblie is conveyed by use of the Vehicle Identification Number.
To get a replacement title in Travis County one should go to the Regional DMV Office at 1001 East Parmer Austin TX and take their ID, the VIN and $5.45 in cash check or money order. Your VIN should be on your insurance papers or on the driverside dash board or on the inside of the driver door.