Where do I find the VIN number to do the report - what does it look like ?
The VIN number can be found in different places depending on the model of car. First try checking your registration or insurance details to see if it's listed, it's a 17-character VIN, which does not include the letters I (i), O (o), or Q (q) (to avoid confusion with numerals 1 and 0). The other places you can check are -
At the front of the engine. This should be easy to spot by popping open the bonnet, and looking at the front of the engine.
At the front of the car frame, near the container that holds windshield washer fluid.
At a rear wheel well. Try looking up, directly above the tire.
Inside the driver-side doorjam. Open the door, and look underneath where the side-view mirror would be located if the door was shut.
At the driver-side doorpost. Open the door, and look near the spot where the door latches, not too far from the seatbelt.
Underneath the spare tire.
In the section between the bonnet and the windscreen.