Car Parts Names with Pictures

Cars, one of the amazing inventions by the Engineers who made this vehicle. It is one of the essential parts of a human being in their day-to-day life helps to reduce the work effort of them to transport purposes.

Car Parts

The riders or drivers must understand it is very necessary for the riders or drivers to understand the vehicle and its parts for the betterment of their ride. There are a lot of different parts in a car, and each one has an important role in its way, which enhances the structure and the looks of the vehicle.

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Here, we have covered all the necessary parts of the vehicle and their uses in the vehicle with their names, structures, and positions. This post will help you better understand the car parts in emergency conditions like worst situations such as breakdowns and even accidents.

List of the Car Parts:

  1. Engine
  2. Clutch
  3. Gear Lever.
  4. Gear Shift
  5. Piston
  6. Steering Wheel
  7. Power Steering Fluid
  8. Hood/ Bonnet/Engine
  9. Radiator
  10. Battery
  11. Alternator
  12. Engine Fan
  13. Axle
  14. Front Axle
  15. Rear Axle
  16. Suspension
  17. Front Steering And Suspension
  18. Rear Suspension
  19. Wheel /Tire/Tyre
  20. Fuel Gauge
  21. Fuel Injector
  22. Fuel Tank
  23. A/C Compressor
  24. Air Filter
  25. Brake Light
  26. Brakes
  27. Spark Plug
  28. Speedometer
  29. Bumper
  30. Car Jack
  31. Car Trip Meter
  32. Catalytic Converter
  33. Door
  34. Door Handle
  35. Headlights
  36. Hubcap
  37. License Plate/Number Plate
  38. Mirror
  39. Muffler
  40. Rev Counter
  41. Roof
  42. Seat Belt
  43. Shock Absorbers
  44. Spare Tire (Stepney)
  45. Tailpipe
  46. Temperature Gauge
  47. Transmission
  48. Trunk
  49. Turn Signal/ Blinker/Tail Lights
  50. Window
  51. Windscreen
  52. Windshield Wipers

Details of Car Parts:

  1. Engine

The engine is the heart or soul of the vehicle, which is also called as IC (Ignition Combustion) Engine. It contains many parts such as a timing chain, crankshaft, camshaft, cylinders, spark plugs, valves, pistons, etc. 

It is a complex machine structure that converts heat into force by burning the fuel in the internal cylinders.

  1. Clutch

The clutch plates of the vehicle are placed in the engine with the transmissions to shift the torque of the vehicle applied by the driver and hold the gear arrangements while shifting the gears according to the requirement.

  1. Gear Shift/Gear Lever

The Gear shift is nothing but the gear arrangement used to move the vehicle forward, reverse, or neutral. Usually, there is a stick shift system in manual transmission cars. It is also called a transmission lever attached to the transmission of an automobile. Automatic transmission vehicles contain hydraulic transmissions which do not require physical clutch pedals.

  1. Piston

The piston is the major part of the engine, which is responsible for pumping the power torque from the combusted fuels to the camshafts and crankshafts to move the vehicle.

It is rotating inside the engine’s cylinders in a to and fro motion when the fuel starts combusting in the cylinders.

  1. Steering Wheel

The Steering wheel is used for controlling the direction of the vehicle. The steering wheel is directly connected to the system to operate the vehicle to move in any direction, which tends to rotate the vehicle’s front wheels.

  1. Power Steering Fluid

Power steering systems are operated with the help of power steering fluid pumps to the hydraulic pistons, which makes the wheels turn easier. The fluid is to be checked regularly and changed alternately when required.

  1. Hood/Bonnet/Engine

The engine is also called the Hood or Bonnet in different countries and different languages. It is very hard and the most powerful substance in the vehicle as it is responsible for moving the vehicle from one place to another.

  1. Radiator

The radiator filled with water is placed near or in front of the engine of the vehicle to keep it cool by removing the heat from the coolant, and it is pumped back through the engine. The heat exchanger is used to remove the heat from the coolant and prevent the engine from overheating. It contains the cooling fan runs when the vehicle is stopped, but the engine is in working condition.

  1. Battery

A battery is a storehouse of the Electric power supply used to deliver the needed electricity to run the electric components. In the absence of a battery, a vehicle won’t start or run. It provides the power supply to start the vehicle and is used only if it requires extra power.

  1. Alternator

An alternator is a part of the vehicle that produces the electrical power while running, which charges a vehicle’s battery. It is a generator that generates electricity from mechanical energy, which then supplies the power to other electrical components while working. The alternator produces the AC output, and then the rectifier converts the AC supply into the DC supply as the components of the vehicle are DC operated.

  1. Engine Fan

An Engine fan is placed between the engine and the radiator to cool the engine and prevent the overheating problem of the engine. It rotates with the help of the belt connected with the motor in the engine.

  1. Axle

The front and the rear axles are the cross members that support the vehicle to run on the road with the help of the wheels connected on either side of the axles. It is also the past of the suspension system that is responsible for sending the power to the wheels through transmission and the differentials. 

  1. Front Axle

The front axle is a part of the suspension system, where the front wheel hubs are attached. This axle is responsible for the steering purpose and sustains the shocks of the uneven surfaces of the roads. It contains the beam, swivel pin, track rod, and stub axle.

  1. Rear Axle

The rear axle is situated at the backside of the vehicle and is attached to the driving wheels responsible for transmitting the power between the two. It is the two halves that are connected by the differentials. 

  1. Suspension

The Suspensions are the systems that prevent the vehicle from the sudden shock absorbers from the road. It is a system of the spring, tire air, shock absorbers, and linkages connected with the car that allows the vehicle to run smoothly on the road. It also protects the vehicle itself and the cargo or materials inside the car from damage from the shock or sudden strokes.

  1. Front Steering And Suspension

The front steering and the suspension help improve the ride of the vehicle and the handling by the systems, including the ball joints, tie rod ends, rack, and pinion steering systems.

  1. Rear Suspension

The rear-wheel suspension is the key part of the vehicle as it sustains almost 70% jerk of the car where the suspensions are mounted.

  1. Wheel /Tire/Tyre

Wheels are of black rubber, air-filled, black part of the vehicle on which the vehicle is moving from one place form another is called a tire/tire. It is attached to the rim, and a rubber tube inside it is filled with air.

  1. Fuel Gauge

A fuel gauge is a device that is used to measure the fuel level of the vehicle. It is a gauge used to provide the information from the sensing unit to measure the fluid placed outside of the tank.

  1. Fuel Tank

The fuel tank is a kind of a tanker where the fuel or fluid used for the combustion of the vehicle is placed after the rear axle to avoid crashes. Catching into the crashes may cause the leakage of fuel or gasoline. Also, it can be placed under the rear or middle of the vehicle helps to fill the fuel from the outside. 

  1. A/C Compressor

An AC compressor is used for compressing the air coolant and pumping the cool air in the vehicle. It operates with the power supply powered by the alternator, which runs on the fuel.

  1. Spark Plug

A spark plug is a part of the engine in a vehicle that is used to combust or ignite the fuel in the combustion chamber. Its working depends on the RPMs of the Engine as it slows or fasts its work depends. Its lifespan can differ by the type of the engine, like 10,000 to 100,000 miles.

  1. Headlights

The headlight is the front part of the vehicle at night as an eye for it and has been attached to illuminate the path during the dark. It is so designed with the number of micromirrors set inside the headlamps to increase the illumination of the light and can focus a beam on the track.

  1. Muffler

The muffler is used to reduce the vehicle’s exhaust sound by using baffles to muffle the sound. It is mostly found at the rear side of the vehicle as it is used to emit the waste smoke of the vehicle that has to be blown outback of the vehicle by the airflow. They are made of steel for preventing corrosion because of the chemicals released from the exhaust system. 

  1. Seat Belt

The seat belt is one of the best and essential safety parts in the vehicle while driving it as it is also called the safety belt. It secures the driver or the one who wears it from collision during the accident or sudden stop, and it positions the passenger during the intense crash of the vehicle.