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French Car Parts Vocabulary

French Car Parts Vocabulary

Going to France and driving a car? This page provides a complete list of car parts vocabulary. This list should come in very handy if you have any problems with your car.

Picture of French car reading "French vocabulary for parts of the car".
  • la voiture car
  • l’automobile, l’auto automobile
  • le char (Quebec)
  • conduire to drive
  • la bagnole car (slang)
  • le véhicule vehicle
  • je conduis I drive
  • le siège seat
  • l’essuie-glace windshield wiper
  • le volant steering wheel
  • la roue wheel
  • le pare-brise windshield/windscreen (UK)
  • le phare headlight
  • le frein brake
  • le klaxon horn
  • le moteur engine
  • le frein à main handbrake
  • le tableau de bord dashboard
  • l’embrayage clutch
  • le capot hood
  • la ceinture de sécurité seat belt
  • l’essence gas/petrol (UK)
  • la portière door
  • le compteur kilométrique odometer
  • la jauge de carburant fuel guage
  • le pot d’échappement exhaust pipe
  • le clignotant indicator/blinker
  • l’accélérateur accelerator
  • le coffre trunk/boot (UK)
  • le réservoir gas tank
  • le cric jack
  • le rétroviseur rear-view mirror
  • le compteur de vitesse speedometer
  • le pare-chocs bumper
  • les clés keys
  • les marques de voitures car brands
  • Renault
  • Peugeot
  • Citroën

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