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Your VIN Tells All

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Your VIN Tells All

Need to do some work on your car but don’t know enough about it? Want to order new parts but can’t remember the model of your car? Whether a mechanic needs your VIN to order new parts for your ride or you plan to do some car repairs yourself, your VIN acts as your car’s unique fingerprint and is encoded with all the information you need to know about your car and what makes it work.

Every Car Is Different

Every car has a different Vehicle Identification Number that can be found on the top of the hood where the dashboard meets the windshield or on your vehicle registration. A VIN is 17 characters long and made up of both capital letters and digits and can be used to tell you the year, model, engine size, manufacturer, and other unique specifications about that car. It can also track warranties, recalls, registrations, and insurance coverage. Once you locate this number, have your local dealer enter it into their system and they can tell you just what you need for your DIY repairs.

What do the VIN letters and numbers stand for?

The first character tells you where the car what built, while the second, third, and eighth characters identify the manufacturers as well as if it is a fuel flexible car. The fourth through eighth characters specify the car’s brand, engine size and type. The ninth character is a security code that ensures the VIN is manufacturer-authorized, the tenth tells you the model year, and the eleventh indicates where the car was assembled. The last six characters represent the car’s serial number.


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I recently brought my car in to have the broken passenger window replaced. The guys at Frank’s were very professional and the prices were good compared to other places. I’d recommend to anyone. Thanks guys!

Sandra G. - Google Reviews

Couldn't ask for a better establishment! I been driving around with a cracked windshield for longer than I should have. Finally had am off day and dropped them off my car. I was running late to pick up the car and they were very accommodating. Some places would make you wait until next day. Reasonable straightforward prices. They have gained a customer for life.

Eric B. - Google Reviews

Once again, frank’s auto glass came through. The price was exceptional the service was great, I would highly recommend anybody who needs class work, Should come here. I’ve done business with Frank and his family for many years, and I always leave satisfied. They don’t make them like this anymore. So five stars in Bravo.

Matthew W. - Google Reviews

Frank’s was great. They didn’t have my windshield in stock and had to order one, but they were ready for me the next day. The work was completed very quickly, and the staff were all friendly. The price was fair. Would go back again if necessary!

Aislinn - Google Reviews

I am extremely happy with the service I received from Frank's Auto Glass Repair. The replacement took a few hours because of the business' excellent service that it is first come first served. I have nothing but good things to say about this business. I pray I do not need another one anytime soon but I will definitely refer family and friends for premier services!

April W. - Google Reviews

Over 50 years of service to the Chicago Area