VIN Verification San Diego

The California DMV requires your car’s VIN to be verified by the DMV, CHP, or a Licensed VIN Verifier. The Tag Shop has 4 licensed VIN Verifiers on staff to assist you with this process. There is no need to wait in line at the San Diego DMV for a VIN Verification when you can come the The Tag Shop – DMV San Diego and have your VIN Verification completed in minutes. We offer on-site smog as well. This means you can register a out of state vehicle instantly at The Tag Shop -San Diego DMV.

Reasons for California DMV VIN Verification:

Non-Resident Vehicle (Out of State License Plates)

Salvaged Vehicle (Been in some sort of accident)

Military Non-Residents:

The Tag Shop can perform VIN Inspections so that you may register your car in your home state.

Emissions Label:

Verify that your emissions label is affixed under the hood prior to coming in for your VIN verification. If your label is not there please call The Tag Shop so we can order you one.

Federal Label:

Your vehicle should have a US Federal Label affixed in the driver door jam. This label contains the VIN number of your vehicle and states that your vehicle conforms to US Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

VIN Location:

The primary VIN is located in the lower left corner of the windshield. The Tag Shop advises that you make sure that if you are having your windshield replaced that the VIN is still view-able after installing the after market windshield.


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