Where can I find the engine code?

Where can I find the engine code, the question is often when you need special spare parts for your car. In this tip, we’ll tell you where in the car the engine code could be located.

There are several places where you can find the engine code. The location varies depending on the manufacturer and vehicle type. However, where you don’t even have to search for the engine code is in your vehicle registration document. The key figure is not noted there.


In contrast, the service booklet or the operating instructions could be much more helpful. Search on the first few pages with general information about your vehicle.

In addition, the engine code is often on the cover of the timing belt.

In the engine compartment under the hood or directly on the engine there can also be a rating plate with the engine code.

Alternatively, you can occasionally discover the engine code in the trunk behind the cover.

Tip: If you do not find what you are looking for, your auto repair shop may be able to find out the engine code using the vehicle identification number.

Author: Nabeel K
Email: nabeel@wheelsjoint.com