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Keep track of your VIN number to ensure vehicle compliance

Your chassis and engine numbers hold the key to information about a vehicle’s ownership and the parts needed for vehicle maintenance. These small digits are etched into the machinery of your vehicle and contain important information about a vehicle’s ownership and maintenance.

All vehicles have a unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and engine number. Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, the VIN can be found in a few typical spaces, usually on the bottom of your windscreen or at the driver’s door post (where the door latches when it is closed). Search online or refer to your owner’s manual to find the exact location of your particular vehicle’s VIN. It’s much easier to locate the engine number. Simply open the bonnet and look on the engine body – it is usually prominently placed and easy to find.

Repairs due to an accident

Vehicles under warranty must be repaired by an approved Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) panel beater to ensure that the warranty remains intact. After the body repairs, the vehicle must be taken to a nearest OEM-approved dealership for an 80-point check to be done for warranty purposes.

If the vehicle is out of warranty, the vehicle must be repaired by an approved Original Equipment Manufacturer(OEM) panel beater. After the body repairs, the vehicle must be taken to the nearest OEM-approved dealership for an 80-point check to be done and for the dealer to check and confirm if it is repaired to the manufacturer’s standard and that it’s roadworthy.

If there’s an engine replacement

The vehicle must be taken for police clearance, and the engine must be cleared by the police before the vehicle with its new engine can be used. The responsibility for this lies with the owner, or if the vehicle is leased, the company leasing the vehicle from Avis Fleet.

We take the sweat out of vehicle maintenance

If you have a fleet for your business, ensuring that the vehicles you buy are legal and properly maintained is crucial to operations. Avis Fleet takes care of the small details so you never have to sweat the small stuff, like keeping track of your vehicle compliance when it comes to VIN and engine numbers.

We provide you with up-to-date, proven, value-added solutions to ensure that you get the most from your vehicle fleet. Avis Fleet is a fleet management company with long-standing experience and expertise to help every fleet company optimise its fleet management strategies. We have a range of solutions designed for your needs. You can get more information about our value-added products or contact us directly with any questions you might have regarding our services.

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