Car Parts Names with Pictures

In this reference, you will learn the English names for various car parts, which will expand your vocabulary and assist you in communicating about your vehicle. The main sections covered include parts of a car and car parts names with examples.

Car Parts Names

Car Parts Names
Car Parts Names – Created by 7ESL

A car or automobile is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation.

Parts of a Car

  • Headlight
  • Mirror
  • Window
  • Trunk (US)/ Boot (UK)
  • Brake light
  • Tire (US)/ Tyre (UK)
  • Door
  • Hubcap
  • Gas tank (US)/ Petrol tank (UK)
  • Windshield (US)/ windscreen (UK)
  • Hood (US)/ Bonnet (UK)
  • Roof
  • Turn signal/ Blinker
  • Bumper
  • Door handle
  • Rear-view mirror
  • Windshield wiper (US)/ Windscreen wiper (UK)
  • License plate (US)/ Number plate (UK)

Car Parts Names with Examples

Parts of a Car with Pictures
Parts of a Car with Pictures – Created by 7ESL

Headlight

A headlight is a part of a car that provides illumination for the driver to see the road ahead at night or in low visibility conditions.

  • “I turned on my car’s headlights to see the road better while driving in the dark.”

Mirror

A mirror is a reflective surface on a car that allows the driver to see what is behind them while driving.

  • “I checked my car’s side mirrors before changing lanes to make sure there were no other cars nearby.”

Window

A window is a transparent opening on a car that allows the driver and passengers to see outside and let fresh air in.

  • “I rolled down the car window to feel the breeze on my face while driving on a hot day.”

Trunk (US)/ Boot (UK)

The trunk/boot is a compartment at the back of a car used for storing items such as luggage, groceries, or sports equipment.

  • “I put my suitcases in the trunk of the car before heading to the airport.”

Brake light

A brake light is a red light on a car that illuminates when the driver applies the brakes, indicating to other drivers that the car is slowing down or stopping.

  • “The car in front of me suddenly hit its brakes, and I knew to slow down because I saw its brake lights turn on.”

Tire (US)/ Tyre (UK)

A tire is a rubber component of a car that provides traction and support for the vehicle on the road.

  • “I had to replace the flat tire on my car with a spare so I could continue driving safely.”

Door

A door is a movable barrier on a car that allows the driver and passengers to enter and exit the vehicle.

  • “I opened the car door and got in, then closed it behind me before starting the engine.”

Hubcap

A hubcap is a cover that fits over the center of a car’s wheel, protecting the wheel and enhancing the car’s appearance.

  • “I noticed that one of my hubcaps was missing after I parked my car on the street.”

Gas tank (US)/ Petrol tank (UK)

A gas tank is a container on a car that holds fuel for the engine to run.

  • “I stopped at the gas station to fill up my car’s gas tank before going on a long road trip.”

Windshield (US)/ windscreen (UK)

A windshield is a protective shield of glass at the front of a car that allows the driver to see the road ahead while driving.

  • “I turned on the windshield wipers to clear the raindrops off the windshield while driving in a storm.”

Hood (US)/ Bonnet (UK)

The hood is the part of a car that covers the engine and is located at the front of the vehicle.

  • “I opened the hood of my car to check the oil level and make sure everything was running smoothly.”

Roof

The roof is the top part of a car that covers the passenger compartment.

  • “I enjoyed the beautiful view of the mountains through the sunroof of my car while driving on a scenic route.”

Turn signal/ Blinker

A turn signal is a light on a car that blinks to indicate to other drivers that the driver is about to turn or change lanes.

  • “I used my turn signal to let the car behind me know that I was turning left at the next intersection.”

Bumper

A bumper is a protective bar or cushion on the front and/or rear of a car that absorbs impact in the event of a collision.

  • “I gently tapped the car in front of me with my bumper while trying to park, but luckily there was no damage.”

Door handle

A door handle is a lever or knob on a car’s door that is used to open and close the door.

  • “I reached for the door handle to get out of the car, but it was locked, so I had to use the remote to unlock it first.”

Rear-view mirror

A rear-view mirror is a mirror on a car’s windshield that allows the driver to see what is behind them while driving.

  • “I adjusted the rear-view mirror to get a better view of the cars behind me while driving on the highway.”

Windshield wiper (US)/ Windscreen wiper (UK)

A windshield wiper is a device on a car that uses a rubber blade to wipe away rain, snow, or debris from the windshield.

  • “I turned on the windshield wipers to clear the snow off the windshield while driving in a winter storm.”

License plate (US)/ Number plate (UK)

A license plate is a metal or plastic plate on a car that displays the vehicle’s registration number and other identifying information.

  • “I had to renew my car’s license plate registration before the expiration date to avoid getting a ticket.”

Car Parts Video

Learn different auto parts with American English pronunciation.