What is it?
It is a permanently affixed plastic decal that includes your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN#) and additional encoded data about the features and equipment of your car such as:
The label certifies that your vehicle complies with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) including bumper and theft prevention standards.
Depending on the make and model of your car it would be located in various locations and may not be located on a Vehicle Certification Label, but a Paint Identification Label. The diagram above provides you the location to find your Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) paint color code.
This is the same location where professional auto paint and body shops identify your paint color or from your VIN number itself. Therefore, this ensures that you are ordering the exact paint color match for your touch-up repair.