Find the serial number of your properties

Your complete guide to find the serial number on bikes, cars and devices.

When purchasing a brand new bicycle, car, or even an electronic device, one of the most crucial pieces of information to know is its serial number. Serial numbers are unique identifiers that help trace the history and specific characteristics of the object in question. In this blog article, we will delve into the different types of serial numbers for bicycles, cars, and objects, as well as the locations where you can find them on the respective items.

Serial Numbers for Bicycles:

Serial numbers for bicycles are vital for identification and security purposes. They can be used to report a stolen bicycle to authorities or to prove legitimate ownership in case of loss or theft. Common locations where you can find a bicycle's serial number include:

  • Under the bottom bracket shell: The bottom bracket shell is the central part of the bicycle frame. The serial number is often engraved or printed beneath this area. You may need to flip the bike or use a mirror to spot it.
  • Seatpost tube: Some bicycle manufacturers choose to place the serial number on the inside of the seatpost tube, within the frame. Check if you can see the number by partially removing the seatpost.
  • Fork: In certain cases, the serial number may be located on the lower front fork of the bicycle. This often requires careful examination as the number might be hidden under layers of paint or varnish.
  • Head tube: Some high-end bicycles have their serial numbers stamped on the head tube, just below the stem. This may require removing certain parts to be visible.
Serial number on a bike

Serial Numbers for Cars (VIN):

For cars, serial numbers, also known as vehicle identification numbers (VINs), are crucial for tracking a car's history and ensuring its legality. Here are some common places where you can find a car's serial number:

  • Dashboard: The most common location to find a car's serial number is through the windshield, on the driver's side, near the lower corner. You can see it by looking through the windshield from the outside of the vehicle.
  • Driver's side door: Some car manufacturers also place the serial number on the driver's side door jamb. Open the door and look for a label or plate displaying the number.
  • Engine compartment: On certain cars, you can find the serial number on the engine itself, usually stamped on the engine block or cylinder head. Be sure to consult the owner's manual for the precise location.
VIN of a car

Serial Numbers for Electronic Devices:

Electronic devices and other products can also have unique serial numbers. While the precise locations vary depending on the product and manufacturer, here are some common places to find serial numbers:

  • Labels or plates: Serial numbers are often printed on labels or plates attached to the object. Check the sides, bottom, or back of the object to find these labels.
  • Battery or battery compartment: For some electronic devices, the serial number may be printed inside the battery compartment.
  • Original packaging: If you have kept the original packaging of the object, the serial number may be printed on the packaging or on a sticker affixed to it.
Numéro de série d'un ordinateur

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Serial numbers are vital for identifying and ensuring the safety of bicycles, cars, and objects. They play a crucial role in tracing an item's history, reporting thefts, and establishing legitimate ownership. At Yelosquare, we have developed intelligent serial numbers that go beyond a mere numerical identifier. We provide access to a digital passport that encompasses comprehensive information about the object, including relevant documents, a list of owners, and convenient features such as instant messaging, rich content (photos, videos), and interactive forms.

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