The Best VIN Decoder on the Web
VIN Decoder for Classic and Modern VINs
Since 2006 we've been providing free VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) decoding on American-market cars and trucks. We're proud of what we've done and the VIN decoding services that we've offered to the community.
As part of our 10th year anniversary we're bringing you a completely redesigned Decode This web site with updated VIN data. We've taken what we've learned from our experiences and have streamlined the access to the VIN data as well as the format.
Mobile VIN Decoding
As part of the general trend of the Internet today, the mobile market is taking over. In order to better serve the mobile users of the site the new web design has been designed with their needs in mind.
Responsive Web Design is a concept that the content of your website should be the same for all devices, but the format should adjust to the dimensions of the user's screen. The new engine for Decode This automatically adjusts the layout of the screen based on whether the user is using a desktop computer or a handheld device.
This means that you the user will no longer be forced to read tiny text on your iPhone. The vehicle data will reflow and make the website easy to read on your device.
Selectable VIN Trim Levels
One of the biggest requests we've had is the ability to change the trim level of a VIN decode once it's been created. We've implemented a system by where the first trim level selected by the user who created it is considered the actual VIN's trim level. This default is represented by the "*" after the trim level name. There are links though that allow you to temporarily change the trim level to see how it affects the decode. The person who created the decode can change the default trim level by simply selecting it on the decode page.
One of the disadvantages of the old web site was the size on complexity of the web pages. The new site has been redesigned from the ground up for speed and rendering accuracy. This means your information comes up faster and easier to read.
Wet Behind the Ears
As with any newly designed web site there's bound to be bugs. If you come across any please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your time in providing us feedback. We'll use your insights to make Decode This a better reference.