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Add Vehicle Lookup to Your Auto Quote Intake Forms

An often requested feature request is now available with GravityCerts.  You asked to be able to lookup vehicle information by VIN, and we listened.  Using the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s open API, we are able to pull information about a vehicle based on the VIN.

The NHTSA is a government agency that services and provides the API free to the public, which strives for 99% availability.  There is no need to register an account or application with the NHTSA.  We have made the process of adding vehicle lookup to your forms very easy.

Add VIN Checker to a Text Field

To get started, all you need to do is add the class “vin-check” (no quotes) to any text field that asks for a VIN.  This will add a small button below this text field allowing the user to validate their VIN, and pull their vehicle information.  We also added the ability to populate form fields based on the NHTSA vehicle information such as Year, Make, Model, GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight), Model Series, and many more.

VIN validation and decoder
VIN validation and decoder

Add VIN Checker to a Dynamic List Field

Want to add the VIN Checker tool to List Fields? No problem.  We also added the ability to populate vehicle information using Dynamic List Fields.

To add the vin checker to a List Field, add the class “vehicles-list” (no quotes) to the field under the Appearance option. Check out our documentation article on how to correctly name the column headings so vehicle information populates into the correct column.

VIN validation demo with multiple VINs

More Vehicle Information Options

  • Bed Type
  • Body Cab Type
  • Body Class
  • Engine Cylinders
  • Displacement CC (cubic centimeters)
  • Displacement CI (cubic inches)
  • Displacement L (liters)
  • Doors
  • Drive Type
  • Engine Model
  • Engine KW
  • Fuel Type Primary
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
  • Make
  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Model Year
  • Seats
  • Turbo
  • Top Speed MPH
  • Axle Configuration
  • Custom Motorcycle Type
  • Motorcycle Suspension Type
  • Motorcycle Chassis Type
  • Other Motorcycle Info
  • Dynamic Brake Support
  • Valve Train Design
  • Transmission Speeds
  • Engine Configuration
  • Fuel Injection Type
  • Engine Horsepower
  • Plant City
  • Plant State
  • Plant Country
  • ABS
  • Wheel Base (short)
  • Wheel Base (long)
  • Number of Wheels
  • Trailer Type
  • Trailer Body Type
  • Trailer Length
  • Electrification Level
  • Other Engine Info (total HP)
  • Engine Manufacturer
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Lower Beam Headlight Source
  • Auto Reversing System
  • Dynamic Brake Support
  • Pedestrian Auto Emergency Braking
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Lane Centering Assistance

And more options available.

For full documentation on how to implement the VIN Checker and populate form field with vehicle information, please visit our documentation article Enable VIN Validation and Populate Vehicle Form Fields.

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