List of Car Parts
Here’s a complete list of car parts and their functions. The list here includes almost everything you can see on a car such as car body, wheels, tires, seats, battery, interior, dashboard, as well as every part under the hood. Each part on a car has name. You should learn the top 10 most important auto parts and components to make things easier when it comes to car maintenance. The list here is sorted from A to Z according to car parts vocabulary word. Let’s begin to learn the ABC!
air conditioning – a complete ac system includes A/C cluth, A/C compressor, A/C condenser, A/C hose, A/C kit, A/C relay, A/C valve, A/C expansion valve, A/C low-pressure valve, A/C schrader valve, A/C INNER PLATE, A/C cooler, and A/C evaporator.
air conditioning compressor – a main component to put freon in the AC system for you to stay cool inside the car.
air filter – filter all the unwanted dust and allergens before the air gets into your car.
air intake housing – car parts under hood
air intake manifold – car parts under hood
alarm and siren
alternator – there are alternator bearing, bracket, fan and other alternator parts. It allows your car battery to charge while the engine is running.
anti-lock brakes system (ABS)
axle – an important part of any car to keep the wheel rolling.
baby car seat
battery – this is the main thing/power to turn on your car. There are battery box, cable terminal, cable, control system, plate and tray.
brakes – you can’t stop a car without a brake system. this include brake fluid, drum, lining, pad, pedal, piston, pump, roll, rotor, server, shoe, lining, caliper, hose, hydraulic booster, master cylinder, metering valve, vacuum brake booster, and wheel cylinder.
brake backing plate
brake backing pad
brake cooling duct
bumper – there are unexposed bumper and exposed bumper
camshaft – car parts under hood with bearing, fastener, follower, locking plate, pushrod and spcer ring
carburetor – it mixes air with a fine spray of liquid fuel for combustion.
catalytic converter – reduce the emissions from your vehicle.
center console (front and rear)
chassis control computer
child car seat
clutch – clutch move form gear to gear to keep the driving smoothly.
connecting rod – connecting rod bearing, bolt and washer.
cylinder head gasket
dashboard – there are center console and glove compartment
decklid – a cover allows you to access to the main storage or luggage compartment. Mostly on a station wagon.
engine – see the labeled diagram of car engine for better understanding.
engine computer and management system
engine control unit (ECU)
engine fan – to keep air flowing over the radiator to cool down the engine coolant.
exhaust system – exhaust clamp and bracket, flange gasket, manifold, pipe, heat shield, heat sleeving and tape, and spacer ring.
fascia rear and support
fuel injector – it gets the gasoline/petrol from the fuel tank into the engine.
fuel pressure regulator
gauge – ammeter, clinometer, dynamometer, fuel gauge, manometer, hydrometer, odometer (also called milometer/mileometers), speedometer, tachometer (rev counters), temperature gauge, tire pressure gauge, vacuum gauge, voltmeter, water temperature meter.
headlight – also called headlamp
headrest – also called armrest monitors
horn – or trumpet horn
indicator light – also called signal light/lamp
internal combustion engine
jack – a car jack is important because you can’t change your tire without it.
LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) system
muffler – the main job is to decrease the amount of noice emitted by the exhaust of an internal combustion engine.
pillar and hard trim
piston – parts inside a gasoline engine to handle explosions. It’s also where your car get the horsepower.
piston pin and crank pin
piston pin bush
piston ring and circlip
power window switch
radiator – a major part under the hood to keep the car’s engine cool all the time.
radio – see list of car audio brands
rear window defroster
rims – there are hubcap at the center
seat – bench seat, bucket seat, children seat, infant seat.
shock absorber – an important part to reduce the stress of the bumping and make your ride more pleasant.
spare tire – nowadays some new cars feature run-flat tires and you don’t see these anymore.
spark plug – very high voltage as it uses an electric spark to ignite fuel in the engine. This is
spoiler – there are front spoiler and rear spoiler
starter – there are starter drive, starter motor, starter solenoid
suspension – come with beam axle, control arm, axle, idler arm, kingpin, panhard rod, pitman arm, rack end, spindle, steering arm, steering box, steering column, steering rack, tie bar, tie rod, and trailing arm.
switches – battery switches, door switch, ignition switch, power window switch, steering column switch, swtich cover, switch panel, thermostat, frame swith and other parts and functions of starter system.
transmission – very complicated thing. In a nutshell, it turns the power from engine into movement and transmit it all the way to the four wheels on a car.
trunk – also called boot or hatch
valve pump pulley
water pump gasket
windshield – also called windscreen
windshield washer motor
From time to time, we are making the list better and better. There are so many car parts in a car and some parts are definitely missing. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you find any car part is missing from the list above. We will add it in to make the list of car parts a 100% complete one. Last but not least, see also:
- list of car names
- list of car brands
- list of Chinese car brands
- list of electric cars
- list of rear-wheel-drive Toyota cars
- 43 Strange & Funny Car Names
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