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Find Your Car Color Code Quick

For re-painting or touch up work the color code is available for getting the perfect tone without any noticeable changes in it. You should know its exact color code so you get the proper desirable look. It easy to get, but sometimes you can get confused between car color code and car color name terminology. Here how to find your car’s color code.

Locate Your Information Sticker

Your cars informational sticker contains important details of the car like manufacturing year, the country, and state it was assembled in. This is where your paint information is it's also called the vehicle certification label, service parts identification sticker. You may find your cars color code tag inside the glove box, in the wheel well, on the driver's side door jamb, under the driver's seat or in the passenger sun visor. Different manufacturing companies put them in different locations. You should start looking in one of these places cause they ARE THE MOST common area.

Luckily, there are many websites that allow you to search for color codes using basic information about your vehicle. This is where you will want to find your VIN label. At you can find more info about your vehicles VIN sticker. I found these pictures of VIN labels and how they are decoded by the car maker.

According to Vins Labels website "Vehicle manufacturers such as Ford, Audi, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Subaru, Ferrari, Tesla, BMW, Chrysler, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mack Truck, Alfa Romeo, Porsche, and Fuji all use these guidelines to keep vehicles organized and prevent them from being stolen."

Below you can see the color code for this Ford is FL(Highlighted bottom left). The color name is not the code. FL is FORD Color Toreador Red and Metallic. This label is located on the drivers doors edge or jamb.


Color code and color name of a car

The color code gives you the color code, not the name. The color code assures you that the color you plan to buy is exactly the same as the color it is painted. Color code changes year by year, with slight changes in tone of color. Colors name may sound the same but the colors are slightly different Make sure of the color by matching up the color code.

Paint wears out dew to excess sunlight, rain, other stuff, and the color fades. This may lead to wrong color match during painting if you cannot find and use the color code. In this case, your car’s spoilers may have a different color in comparison to the rest of the body’s color.

Other ways to find out the color code

The above info is sufficient to get your car color code, but in case you are still unable to find it then, nowadays it is just as easy or easier to just ask GOOGLE. You will still need to know the basic information, your car brand, it’s making, year and model.

We hope we helped some of you find the color code fast. But aint nothing like grabbing your phone and speaking them famous words "Hey Google"

Best Regards,

Creator J. Robert Freeman

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