EDIT: What started out as a free, good thing has turned into something else. The links below will now tell you that you need to be a member to access this information. Oh well, nothing's really free, is it? -- Matt
Does your car have the 3.2-liter or the 3.5-liter engine? Is it the dual overhead cam setup? These are questions that pop up all the time at the parts counter. It may not seem important, but many vehicles have different parts throughout and the engine size or transmission setup tells the clerk at the auto parts store which part you need. If you don't know offhand, sometimes it's as easy as walking out to the car. But what if your car is sitting on jack stands and you drove your son's car to the parts store? You can go back home to get the info, or you can buy all of the possible variations of the part and figure it out when you get home.
The key is to be prepared, and we've found a site that will tell you in 2 seconds what setup you have in your car. Pronto.net's VIN decoder makes it so easy to get your vehicle's details it feels like stealing. Nope, you're just taking advantage of a free service that happens to be ridiculously simple. All you have to do is enter your car's Vehicle Identification Number (or VIN) and it gives you the goods. You can find your VIN on your title, registration, insurance card, or through the windshield on the left side of the dashboard. Check it out, and be prepared for your next visit to the parts store.
**In case you're thinking this is some sort of paid link situation or there's a catch, like having to sign up, it's not! See for yourself, it's just a single screen with a place to type your VIN. Big thanks to Ted for digging up this gem!