Where can I find chassis number?
You will find this number in the E field of your vehicle registration document. Tip: Please compare the chassis number on the vehicle with your papers. It is not uncommon for issued documents to have transposed numbers.
Where can I find the engine number?
You will not find this number in your documents. It can be found either in the service booklet, the check booklet or in the operating instructions, or in the manufacturer's birth certificate for historic vehicles.
If you do not have these documents, please check directly with the manufacturer or in your workshop whether they can help you.
Even experts or appraisers are able to verify these numbers.
This data is available especially for high-quality classics and classic cars for which detailed expert opinions or documentation have already been prepared - keyword "Matching Numbers".
Where can I find the gearbox number?
You will not find this number in your vehicle documents. It can be found either in the service booklet, checkbook or in the operating instructions. In the case of historical vehicles, the birth certificate of the manufacturer can provide information.
If you do not have these documents, please clarify this in the workshop.
Where can I find the color - color number or manufacturer color name?
Especially for classic vehicles: Porsche, MB etc.
Does the current colour and engine configuration match the delivery status according to the data card? If not, this should be noted accordingly.
You will find this number in the E field of your vehicle registration document. Tip: Please compare the chassis number on the vehicle with your papers. It is not unusual for issued documents to have transposed numbers.
How do I document my car?
8-10 meaningful photos in landscape format are important. Photograph your car in daylight - not in the garage.
Photograph your vehicle as follows:
- Front right/rear left alternative
- Front left/back right
- engine compartment
- high-quality rims
- Possibly existing eye-catching lettering
- Make a note of special features such as scratches, damage, stickers that make visual identification easier or possible.
- Store this data together with the photos and a copy of the vehicle documents on your computer, in the cloud, etc. Alternatively, print the photos and keep them in the classic way.
- If required, you can have an appraiser create an evaluation, where all relevant data is recorded in key points and documented together with photos.
How does NFC technology work?
NFC (Near Field Communication) is an international standard for wireless data transmission via electromagnetic induction. NFC is related to RFID, the so-called "radio-frequency identification". In contrast to this technology, data exchange takes place exclusively over the shortest distances. This means that in order for data to be "read out", i.e. for data transmission to take place, the reader usually requires a smartphone to be held against the NFC chips at a distance of a few millimeters.
Where else is NFC technology used?
NFC technology is used millions of times a day in Germany, e.g. for cashless payment with a credit card or smartphone at the checkout. Contactless payment is gaining ground worldwide. Hospitals use coded NFC chips to prove the strerilization of surgical instruments. This widespread use ensures that NFC technology will continue to function faultlessly for many years to come.
NFC technology represents one of the safest and most reliable ways of exchanging data over the shortest distances.