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Car Parts Trivia

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If your car radiator is damaged, what could happen?

Overheating Click to see the answer

Radiators pull what into the engine to help cooling?

Air

Where on a car would you find hubcaps?

Wheels

What is a cylinder head gasket made from?

Metal

What is the name of the part which takes debris out of air?

Filter

What is the name for the rubber portion of your windscreen wipers?

Blades

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Tread is mentioned in reference to which part of a car?

Tyres Click to see the answer

What is also known as the parking brake?

Handbrake

What device in the engine keeps the coolant moving?

Water pump

What component of a car provides electricity?

Battery

What presses against brake discs to stop your car?

Brake pads

What shape is the wiring in the ignition system?

Coil

ABS refers to which function of the car?

Braking

What is the function of a car radiator?

Cooling

What is the name of the pipe which takes waste out of your engine?

Exhaust

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Which element of a car can be disk or drum?

Brakes Click to see the answer

What type of plugs are part of a car's ignition system?

Spark

What is oil used for in an engine?

Lubrication

What part of the car do Americans call the trunk?

Boot

Hazard warning lights typically flash which color?

Orange

What is the name for a car which can run on more than one type of fuel?

Hybrid

What is the tool used for measuring the level of oil in an engine?

Dipstick

What material is the fan belt usually made from?

Rubber

Which pedal is missing in an automatic car?

Clutch

What kind of wire is usually used in an ignition system?

Copper

What pedal do you press in a car to go faster?

Accelerator

The typical symbol for hazard warning lights on your dashboard is a red what?

Triangle

Gearboxes can be automatic or what?

Manual

What measures the temperature of the coolant?

Thermostat

How old does a car have to be before it has its first MOT?

3

What part of the car can also be referred to as the transmission system?

Gearbox

What is needed along with fuel for combustion?

Air

Which dial tells you how fast you're going?

Speedometer

Hybrid engines usually combine petrol or diesel with which other type of power?

Electricity

What is a car radiator filled with?

Antifreeze

What is the word which completes the car part starting cylinder head?

Gasket

The spark plugs are are linked to which sort of cap?

Distributor

What do you usually turn in the ignition to start a car?

Key

What is the name of the metal rod which connects the wheels?

Axle

What material is the engine block made from?

Metal

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What is the name of the part which the brake pads fit on to?

Calliper Click to see the answer

Which part of the car charges up the battery as you drive?

Alternator

What is the name of the joint which links steering and suspension?

Ball joint

What is the name for the glass section sometimes found in the ceiling of a car?

Sunroof

Which car part reduces the bumps felt while driving your car?

Shock absorbers

What is the name for the removable disc to cover a wheel?

Hubcap

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What is the name of the structure attached to a car to absorb impact?

Bumper Click to see the answer

Halogen is most often associated with which part of a car?

Lights

If your car battery is flat, what sort of leads might you need?

Jump

When a clutch starts to fail, it is said to be doing what?

Slipping

Which engine part turns engine force into rotating power?

Crankshaft

What color is the regisration plate on the front of a UK car?

White

What does MOT stand for in the UK testing system?

Ministry of Transport

TDI indicates that what has been added to a diesel engine?

Turbo

What is the name of the tool used to raise your car up to change a tyre?

Jack

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Brakes can be disk and which other type?

Drum Click to see the answer

What do Americans call the bonnet of a car?

Hood

What type of light are only switched on when visibilty is low?

Fog

What color are brake lights?

Red

What is the name for a curved strip designed to protect the car from dirt on the road?

Mudguard

ABS brakes are designed to reduce the risk of what?

Skidding

What is the name for the bars attached to the roof of your car to carry luggage?

Roof rack

Which pedal do you have to press when changing gear?

Clutch

Low tyre pressure can increase consumption of what?

Fuel

What is the name of the system which gets a car started?

Ignition

What does the A stand for in ABS?

Anti-lock

What color is the number plate on the back of a UK car?

Yellow

In terms of fuel, what LPG stand for?

Liquid Petroleum Gas

What shape is a clutch?

Round

Control arms are used to link what with the rest of the car?

Wheels

Mudflaps are attached to which part of your car?

Wheels

How many gears do most cars have?

5

What does a diesel engine use instead of spark plugs?

Glow plugs

What is the name for the bit of metal which covers the radiator?

Grille

In the UK, car tax is based on the emissions of which gas?

Carbon dioxide

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Laws about wearing a seatbelt were introduced to the UK in which decade?

1980s Click to see the answer

What is the name to the part of the engine which reduces engine noise?

Muffler

Engine coolant is a mixture of antifreeze and which other fluid?

Water

The ignition is controlled by tightening and loosening what?

Screw

What is the name of the professional who takes dents out of bodywork?

Panel beater

How many parts make up the average modern car?

30,000

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The flywheel is part of which system in the car engine?

Transmission Click to see the answer

Which car part turns the movement of the drive belt into electricity?

Alternator

What are hoses in the engine typically made of?

Rubber

What does the odometer measure?

Mileage

In which year did wearing seatbelts in the back seat become compulsory?

1989

Which system keeps the tyres in contact with the road?

Suspension

What type of plugs aren't found in an electric car?

Spark

What does ECU stand for?

Engine Control Unit

What does HP stand for in terms of power from an engine?

Horsepower

Locking nuts are often found on which part of the car?

Wheel

You should change what fluid in your car every 10,000 miles?

Oil

The engine control unit is which part of the car?

Computer

What is the name given to a tyre which bursts as you're driving?

Blow out

What type of rings keep the combustion chamber sealed?

Piston

What type of wheel does the clutch bite onto?

Fly

What type of steering makes it easier to turn the wheel?

Power

The cylinder head gasket seals what into the engine?

Oil

Which engine part opens and closes the engine valves?

Camshaft

It is recommended that windscreen wipers are changed how often?

Yearly

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