A window sticker is also known as a Monroney label. It’s named after Senator John Monroney who introduced a bill requiring that automobile manufacturers place a price label on all new vehicles. The bill became law in 1958. Early window stickers included only dealer information and optional equipment installed in the vehicles. In 1962, manufacturers began using window stickers as sales tools. From that point on automobile manufacturers began listing standard car items and features.

Step 1

Obtain your vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is a 17-digit number the automobile industry uses to identify vehicles. The VIN is typically located on your insurance papers, title, driver-side interior dash or the front of the engine block.