Vehicle identification numbers (VINs)
Where to look
In some cases, when trying to identify ATE products that match a particular vehicle, you’ll need the vehicle’s VIN or PR number (production code).
VINs are stamped in three places: the engine compartment, the floor board next to the passenger seat and the boot.
How to link the VIN to catalogue articles
The listing in the product catalogue
This column shows the vehicle models for which the article is available, together with their respective VINs.
For Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda, for example
The VINs of these four car makes consist of a 17-digit combination of numbers and letters – the last eleven of the 17 digits are shown in the catalogue.
For Vauxhall (Opel)
In this case, the VINs consist of a 17-digit combination of numbers and letters – the last eight of these are relevant for the catalogue.
PR numbers (production codes)
VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda vehicles also have a PR number, which is also required for an exact identification in the catalogue.
The manufacturer calls it a “customer service data record” and it’s a sticker that you’ll find in the vehicle’s boot and/or the service booklet.
The two arrows in our example show the PR numbers used for the brake system.
How to link the PR number to catalogue articles
You’ll find the PR number in this column in the catalogue.