Where was my car built

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Would you like to know where your car was built? When you order a new one, you'll usually find out right away, otherwise you'll have to find out.

The car comes to the buyer.
The car comes to the buyer. © kaemte / Pixelio

The vehicle manufacturers have their headquarters in their home country and also have many production facilities for their various types of cars all over the country and around the world.

This is how the car production facility system came into being

  • Almost every automaker sells its brand worldwide today. That was the beginning of various production facilities. They wanted to produce the cars closer to the customer and save transport routes.
  • Later, the variety of different types was added and the locations specialized in one or two versions. All around, the component manufacturers and suppliers followed suit.
  • Some manufacturers took over other car manufacturers and that also led to restructuring and different production locations.
  • Another point was the continents; Vehicles for the American market are partly different from the European ones and vice versa.
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How to find out where your car was built

  • Most of the time, when you buy a new car, you are ordering a vehicle that is tailored to your needs. It will then be produced especially for you and the seller will be happy to tell you where it will be built.
  • Another way to find out where your car was built is to call your authorized dealership. They can usually tell you where your vehicle was screwed together on request. All you need is a few pieces of data from your vehicle registration document.
  • But that's exactly what you can use to find out for yourself if you have Internet access. Using the vehicle identification number (VIN or VIN), you can read off the location of production, among other things.
  • The VIN is a 17-digit combination of numbers and letters in accordance with ISO standard 3779. North American manufacturers use a different but compliant standard.
  • The 11th Place gives you information about where your car was built. You only need a decoder for the VIN to read the exact location.
  • Depending on which car you want to know the production site of, you have to go online e.g. B. the FIN decoder and the corresponding make of car (e.g. B. VW/ Audi). You can read it there.

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