French Car Parts Vocabulary

This page is intended to be an introduction to French car vocabulary. If you’re on a trip to France and will be on the road here you can find:

la voiture carla bagnole car (slang)
l'automobile automobilel'auto car
le char le char (Quebec)le véhicule vehicle
conduire to driveje conduis I drive
le volant steering wheelle siège seat
la roue wheell'essuie-glace windshield wiper
le pare-brise windshield/windscreen (UK)le phare headlight
le moteur enginele frein brake
le frein à main handbrakele klaxon horn
le tableau de bord dashboardle clignotant indicator/blinker
l'embrayage clutchl'accélérateur accelerator
le capot hoodle coffre trunk/boot (UK)
la ceinture de sécurité seat beltle réservoir gas tank
l'essence gas/petrol (UK)le cric jack
la portière doorle rétroviseur rear-view mirror
le compteur kilométrique odometerle compteur de vitesse speedometer
la jauge de carburant fuel guagele pare-chocs bumper
le pot d'échappement exhaust pipeles clés keys
les marques de voitures car brandsPeugeot
RenaultCitroën

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