Here are some quick and easy ways to find your car's VIN or Vehicle Identification Number.
The VIN number can be found in several locations on a car. The the most common places to check are as follows:
On the dashboard behind the windscreen and visible from the outside of your car near the wiper blades.
On a sticker attached to a door frame or door post.
Under the bonnet, on or near the car's bulkhead/firewall which separates the engine compartment from the passenger compartment. In the example on the left the VIN is behind a plastic panel which can be unclipped to reveal the number.
Under the bonnet, near the car's bulkhead/firewall. In the example on the left it has been stamped into the chassis by the manufacturer prior to painting the car.
On your car's documentation such as the vehicle registration certificate issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).