On the Service Item tab, the "Decode" button located next to the
"Serial Number" field can be used to decode the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) entered in the
adjacent text box. When selected, RepairShopPro will retrieve
the vehicle info from the data provider using an internet standard named "XML Web
Services". The returned data is then used to populate the Service Item fields. To
use this feature you will need a live internet connection on the host computer.
In some cases, you may have to change your firewall or anti-virus settings to allow
The VIN decoding service is provided on a subscription basis. You can purchase connections
on a Volume Limited or Time Limited basis. Please contact
to sign-up. Choose "Basic Reports" then select the licensing
option that best suites your needs. When you're done, you will receive a license
Once you receive your license code, you will have to configure RepairShopPro to
use the VIN decoding service. To do that, open the Global Settings editor and select
the "Other" tab. Next select the "Use VinQuery" radio button, then enter your license code.