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A  
Aerial  Antenna 
Accelerator  Gas pedal 
Alternator  Generator (AC) 
Anti-roll bar  Sway bar 
B  
Bodywork  Sheet metal 
Bonnet  Hood 
Boot lid  Trunk lid 
Boot (luggage compartment)  Trunk 
Bottom gear  1st gear 
Bulkhead  Firewall 
C  
Cam follower or tappet  Valve lifter 
Carburettor  Carburetor 
Catch  Latch 
Choke/venturi  Barrel 
Circlip  Snap-ring 
Clearance  Lash 
Crownwheel  Ring gear (of flywheel) 
D  
Damper  Shock Absorber 
Dazzle  Glare 
Disc (brake)  Rotor/disk 
Drop head coupe  Convertible 
Dynamo  Generator (DC) 
E  
Earth (electrical)  Ground 
Estate car  Station wagon 
Exhaust manifold  Header 
F  
Fastback (Coupe)  Hard top 
Flatting (Down)  Sanding 
Float chamber  Float bowl 
Free-play  Lash 
Freewheel  Coast 
Final Drive  Differential 
G  
Gudgeon pin  Piston pin or wrist pin 
Gearchange  Shift 
Gearbox  Transmission 
H  
Halfshaft  Axle shaft 
Handbrake  Parking brake 
Hood  Soft top 
I  
Indicator  Turn signal 
Interior light  Dome lamp 
L  
Layshaft (of gearbox)  Countershaft 
Locks  Latches 
M  
Mole Wrench  Vise Grips 
Motorway  Freeway, turnpike etc 
N   
Number plate  License plate 
P  
Paraffin  Kerosene 
Petrol  Gasoline 
"Pinking"  Driveshaft 
Propeller shaft  "Pinging" 
 
Quarter light  Quarter window 
R  
Rocker cover  Valve cover 
Roof rack  Car-top carrier 
S  
Saloon  Sedan 
Seized  Frozen 
Side indicator lights  Side marker lights 
Side light  Parking light 
Silencer  Muffler 
Spanner  Wrench 
Sill panel (beneath doors)  Rocker panel 
Spigot bush  Pilot bush 
Split pin  Cotter pin 
Steering arm  Spindle arm 
Sump  Oil pan 
T  
Tappet  Valve lifter 
Thrust bearing  Throw-out bearing 
Tickover  Idle 
Top gear  High 
Torch  Flashlight 
Trackrod (of steering)  Tie-rod (or connecting rod) 
Transmission  Whole drive line 
Tyre  Tire 
 
Vice  Vise 
W  
Wheel nut  Lug nut 
Windscreen  Windshield 
Wing/mudguard  Fender
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