How can I check for my car's manufacturing date?

Where can I find the manufacturing date for my car? I am trying to prove to my husband that the production and manufacturing dates aren't the same, but he doesn't believe me!

Answer
You can let your husband know that you are, indeed, correct. The manufacturing date and model date are usually different!
Take a look at the sticker in the driver-side door jam. It will usually show the manufacturing or production date of the vehicle. If your sticker has worn off, you can also find the date using your vehicle identification number (VIN).
Typically, you can find the VIN on your windshield, registration papers, or insurance policy’s declarations page. Once you find it, you can use a free VIN decoder to break down what each symbol means. Somewhere in the sequence, you’ll likely find the manufacturing date.
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 01, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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