Parts of a Car in Spanish

To most people cars (coches, carros, autos, vehículos) are simply a means of transportation. But to those who appreciate the ingenuity of the internal combustion engine, they are much more, perhaps even a modern marvel. Yes, I consider myself a car lover. So let’s take a look at the Spanish words for the parts of a car, inside and out.

  • hood=el capó
  • windshield=el parabrisas
  • windshield wipers=los limpiaparabrisas
  • side window=la ventanilla
  • rear window=la ventanilla trasera
  • rear view mirrow=el espejo retrovisor
  • side mirror=el espejo lateral
  • headlights=los faros
  • tail lights=las luces traseras
  • brake light=la luz de freno
  • signal lights=los indicadores, las luces direccionales, los intermitentes
  • antenna=la antena
  • license plate=la placa
  • front seat=el asiento delante
  • back seat=el asiento de atrás
  • seat belt=el cinturón de seguridad
  • arn rest=el descanso para el brazo
  • steering wheel=el volante
  • door=la puerta
  • door handle=la manilla de la puerta
  • speedometer=el velocímetro
  • odometer=el cuentakilómetros
  • dashboard=el panel
  • glove compartment=la guantera
  • key=la llave
  • accelerator=el acelerador
  • brakes=los frenos
  • hand brake=el freno de mano
  • emergency brake=el freno de emergencia
  • pedal=el pedal
  • clutch=el embrague
  • horn=el pito, la bocina
  • tire=la goma, la llanta, el neumático
  • wheel=la rueda
  • lugnuts=las tuercas
  • hubcap=el tapón
  • jack=el gato
  • spare tire=la llanta de repuesto
  • shocks=los amortiguadores
  • trunk=el maletero, el baúl
  • tank=el tanque
  • gas cap=el tapón
  • bumper=el parachoques
  • motor=el motor
  • spark plug=el bujía
  • gasoline=gasolina
  • motor oil=el aciete
  • antifreeze/coolant=el anticongelante
  • fan belt=la correa del ventilador
  • transmission=los cambios
  • gear shift=la palanca de cambio
  • radiator=radiador
  • battery=la batería
  • ignition=la ignición, el arranque
  • air filter=el filtro de aire
  • oil filter=el filtro de aceite
  • exhaust pipe=el tubo de escape
  • muffler=el silenciador
  • jumper cables=los cables de arranque
And here are a few of the key verbs related to cars and driving.
  • to drive=manejar, conducir
  • to crash=chocar
  • to start=arrancar
  • to park=estacionar
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