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05 June 2006

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) - Every vehicle has a Vehicle Identification Number. This is generally found on a plate in the engine bay and acts as a deterrent against theft. It means that the police can identify a car even if its number plates have been changed.

What we and the police would like is for every maker to fit a visible VIN, which can be seen through the windscreen and which would act as a further deterrent to thieves. For that reason, a visible VIN is a point-scoring feature in our annual Security Supertest.


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