Advanced VIN Decoding Logic


30+ years of VIN decoding and data expertise at your fingertips

DataOne Software's VIN Decoder API provides a powerful and reliable way for you to leverage our 30+ years of automotive data and industry leading expertise quickly and easily into your products and solutions.

Advanced Vehicle VIN Decoding API

Our advanced vehicle VIN decoding logic returns specific one-to-one style matches with exceptional depth and breadth of vehicle detail. The service can utilize manufacturer codes, raw DMS data, and unnormalized vehicle and equipment descriptions, along with the vehicle's VIN, to identify the exact style and installed equipment.

This flexible and comprehensive VIN decoder web service can deliver exactly what your business needs from a simple VIN decode with technical specifications to full vehicle marketing descriptions with installed options, interior and exterior colors, enhanced images and marketing content. You can learn more about our vehicle data and VIN decoder solutions here.

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Product Advantages

The VIN Decoder API is a REST-based HTTPS interface, supporting up to 50 simultaneous VIN or Vehicle queries using a single HTTPS POST request. 

VINs, as well as Vehicle descriptors, can be submitted using XML or JSON.  The service will return an XML or JSON document containing comprehensive vehicle information.

Our precise and detailed core vehicle marketing data provides you with vehicle descriptors, installed equipment, optional equipment (known installed and available), technical specifications, factory warranties, original vehicle & option pricing, OEM interior and exterior colors and stock vehicle images. 

Other key advantages include:

  • Industry leading vehicle decoding logic
  • Detailed and precise vehicle descriptions
  • Powerful content engine accepts multiple parameters
  • Supports VIN-less decoding
  • Speed and ease of integration, rapid development
  • Platform-independent: Integrates into any programming environment

Other available content:

API can be configured to provide a wide variety of vehicle data to power solutions for marketing, sales and service of vehicles.  
Available content includes:
  • Vehicle images - Studio stock, Colorized and 360 Spins
  • OEM options marketing descriptions
  • EPA green scores
  • NHTSA 5-star crash test ratings
  • Awards and accolades
  • NHTSA recalls and service bulletins
  • Vehicle overviews
  • Mapping to third party data and media