Tip #4 - Maintain Complete Vehicle Maintenance
Documenting the work that has done on your car is extremely
important. You should never leave the car dealer without a detailed statement
of what was done to your car. This written proof is integral towards keeping
a well documented history of your car for future reference. Therefore,
always insist on receiving a copy of the work orders for your records.
Having these records on hand will make selling or trading in your car
much easier later on.
Learn about your VIN Number here
or learn more about VIN law below.
Vehicle Identification Numbers VIN: Applicability.
Code of Federal Regulations
Title 49, Volume 5, Parts 400 to 999
Revised as of October 1, 2000
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
PART 565--VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER REQUIREMENTS--Table of Contents
This part applies to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles,
trucks, buses, trailers (including trailer kits), incomplete vehicles,
and motorcycles. Vehicles imported into the United States under 49 CFR
591.5(f), other than by the corporation responsible for the assembly of
that vehicle or a subsidiary of such a corporation, are excluded from
requirements of Sec. 565.4(b), Sec. 565.4(c), Sec. 565.4(g), Sec. 565.4(h),
Sec. 565.5 and Sec. 565.6.