The Vehicle Configuration Database (VCdb) is a fully normalized, relational database of vehicle configurations for passenger cars and light trucks sold in the US, Canada and Mexico. Base vehicle information (Year, Make, Model and Submodel) for Vintage vehicles (1896 – 1950) was added to the VCdb in September 2006 for the US. The VCdb represents nearly 50 unique attributes, organized into vehicle systems or attribute groups that are validated against base vehicle and sub-model combinations. The structure of the database allows auto care industry companies to communicate applications with as much or as little detail as necessary. The result is more precise, accurate data. The VCdb is an essential element of any data solution that aims to manage and communicate complex vehicle information in a industry standardized format. The VCdb and Qdb are available only to those who subscribe to ACES and VCdb subscriptions are available by Vehicle Type Group: Light Duty and Power Sports and Medium/Heavy Truck. 

Download a Sample VCdb Packet. The sample VCdb is intended to help potential ACES subscribers review a physical example of the VCdb vehicle records and type of data obtained and used with an ACES subscription. For questions about the sample VCdb contact


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