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Old 08-14-2019, 12:00 PM   #1
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A VIN number for a quote?

I was shopping around for a quote from a few local “Indy” shops to Replace 6 PLUGS, 6 TUBES and 6 COILS and one of the shops asked for the VIN. Number in order to quote. Is that typical?
I gave him the YEAR of Boxster, MODEL, MANUAL TRANS. But he’s asking for the full VIN.
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:05 PM   #2
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They just want to double check your info. A lot people are idiots, so you can't blame them for wanting to be sure that they have the right info. Don't sweat it.
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bet you $ to donuts that they come back with a recommendation to replace the IMS based on the VIN indicating that your car is high-risk of failure ...
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I was shopping around for a quote from a few local “Indy” shops to Replace 6 PLUGS, 6 TUBES and 6 COILS and one of the shops asked for the VIN. Number in order to quote. Is that typical?
I gave him the YEAR of Boxster, MODEL, MANUAL TRANS. But he’s asking for the full VIN.
Thoughts?
Completely common in the auto parts business; the last eight digits of your VIN tells them the exact configuration of your vehicle. It is not uncommon that a single model year may have anywhere from two to as many as five configurations that used totally different parts. Give them the VIN, get the right parts the first time......
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:00 PM   #5
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Yeah. What JFP and Tom say. Having the VIN saves headaches at ordering parts time.
No conspiracy theory here.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:37 PM   #6
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Thanks gentlemen for your replies.

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