Stop typing VIN numbers and making errors with the help of the Carbly VIN Scanner. Speed up your workflow by pointing your camera at the VIN, barcode or vehicle dashboard and let us do the work.
Carbly's built-in VIN scanner uses text recognition to automatically find VIN numbers in printed text or barcodes. What this means is that you can effortlessy and quickly capture VINs from all sorts of places without fear of making errors.
Carbly uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to find VIN numbers in a sea of text. You can pull VINs out of printed paper, emails, texts and more.
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Once you've scanned the VIN number, Carbly shows you everything you need to know about a vehicle including detailed appraisal data to CARFAX vehicle history reports.
With Carbly, you don't have to know what a VIN number actually represents, since the app handles decoding for you. But if you're interested, there's much that can be learned by understanding the structure of a VIN.
The first digit in a VIN number is the build location. This indicates the country in which the vehicle was built. In some cases, the second digit of the VIN is also used to uniquely identify the country. Here are some common countries and their respective codes:
Digits 2 and 3 represent the manufacturer of the vehicle. Some common manufacturer codes are:
Digits 4 through 8 indicate the specifics of the vehicle configuration.
The ninth digit in the VIN represents a check digit used for VIN validation. This is particularly helpful for computer systems to verify that they have read the VIN number correctly.
The tenth position in a VIN indicates the vehicle year. Starting with A, representing 1980 and counting up from there.
At position eleven, a single digit is used by manufacturers to indicate which physical plant in which the vehicle was assembled.
The final six digits in a VIN are used to uniquely identify a particular vehicle.
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