VINlink Decoder Need to quickly validate the accuracy of a vehicle identification number (VIN)? Insurance Bureau of Canada's (IBC's) convenient VINlink decoder online service can help save your insurance company time and money. What It Does and How It WorksYou can use the online VINlink decoder to validate the accuracy of any vehicle's VIN. Using a built-in, check-digit algorithm, VINlink performs a calculation to confirm if a VIN is accurate. If it's inaccurate, the decoder alerts you so you can have it corrected. You can decode any VIN as long as it contains accurate attributes for a given make, model and model year combination. You can decode VINs for cars, light trucks, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles. VINlink decoder finds all dependencies among attributes, including: Make and model descriptionEngineModel yearBody styleRestraint systemsManufacturing plantCountry of manufactureHow VINlink Can Save Your Company Time and MoneyWith this online service, you can access vehicle code and rate group information when writing new business, or when changing an existing policy to add a vehicle or make a substitution. The decoded information can be automatically transferred to other software applications. Key features of this exclusive decoding service include:User-friendly navigational tools;Current VIN information maintained in a central database;Access to any vehicle's VIN in North America;Time savings – spend less time correcting VIN errors;Increased productivity with quick access to accurate vehicle identification;Ability to send VIN questions to IBC's Vehicle Inquiry service;Bulk decoding of VINs through the Batch Decoder service;Vehicle validation, decoding, rating and identification tools;Ability to launch and/or integrate within other online applications;The VINlink decoder can help you reduce the number of uninsured vehicles on the road, leading to increased road safety.To learn more about VINlink's features and benefits, contact IBC at 1-800-761-6703. Understanding Vehicle Identification NumbersThe brochure explains what VINs are and how consumers can check these numbers on their vehicles. Increased awareness helps ensure that used-vehicle purchases and license renewals go smoothly, that insurance premiums are accurate, and helps protect against VIN theft. Related ServicesVIN Verify ServiceBuying a used car? IBC’s free VIN Verify service for consumers can help you check if a car was reported as flood-damaged and non-repairable. You just need the car’s vehicle identification number (VIN) to get started. VIN TipsThe vehicle identification number (VIN) tells the whole story of a car, but a criminal may have altered it to hide the fact that the car was stolen or flood-damaged. Here's how to review your car's VIN to ensure you're getting what you think you're getting. Useful LinksCombating Insurance CrimeIBC provides investigative services to help contain the premiums of honest Canadian policyholders. Crisis ManagementIf you find yourself in a crisis situation, never admit liability.Canadian Police Information CentreWhere the public can search our national database to see if a motor vehicle or property has been reported stolen.National Insurance Crime BureauNICB's VINCheck is a free service provided to the public to assist in determining if a vehicle has been reported as stolen, but not recovered, or has been reported as a salvage vehicle by cooperating NICB members.