How do I find out how old my car is?

I could have sworn that my Plymouth Acclaim was from 1989, but my brother says it is a '92. How do I find out how old my car really is?

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I would love to help prove your brother wrong! Luckily, it’s easy to find your car’s model number and age.
Start by looking through your car’s paperwork, like the title, registration, ID card, and insurance policy declarations page. Each of these documents will record all your car’s information, including its model and manufacturing date.
Now and then, the paperwork can be wrong about the year for older cars. If you want to be extra sure, run your vehicle identification number (VIN) through an online VIN decoder tool. Websites like CarFax can use your VIN to identify its year, make and model. Plus, CarFax offers its VIN decoding service for free.
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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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