You can read the number by looking through the windshield. The VIN may also appear in a number of other locations: Front of the engine block. This should be easy to spot by popping open the hood, and looking at the front of the engine. Front of the car frame, near the container that holds windshield washer fluid.How do I get a free VIN check report?
To get a free basic VIN check, go to Vehicle History's private website and enter your 17-digit VIN number in the middle of the page to get your vehicle’s history report. Then, make sure the car wasn’t stolen by entering the VIN number on the NICB website, which reports previous thefts or collisions.How do you check the VIN for free?
You can go to a vehicle history report provider like LemonChecks.com, and click on the "run free VIN check" tab. You can enter the 17 digit VIN number, and the car history report will be automatically generated for you.