First, you need to enter the VIN number into a website such as Carfax. This will then give you a detailed report of the car and all of its previous owners and the dates they owned the vehicle. The report will also include the name of the current owner and the car’s current location. If you want to take the tracking one step further you can use this information to try and find the address of the car owner but do consider the fact that the location given on Carfax may not match up with the owner’s address. Your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles website may allow you to enter a VIN number to find the car’s license plate number which can be used for further searching. Be careful when tracking the vehicle in this much detail as there are some privacy laws about the information that you have gathered and how you plan to use it.
There are a few ways you can find out the car’s VIN number if you do not already have it. Using your driver’s license number you will be able to get a list of all the cars you have ever had registered under your name. You can use this information to find the VIN number of the car and carry out further research from there. You can also find the information from your insurance company or from your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.