A drum brake is a brake that uses friction caused by a set of shoes or pads that press outward against a rotating cylinder-shaped part called a brake drum.
The tread of a tire or track refers to the rubber on its circumference that makes contact with the road or the ground.
The drivetrain of a motor vehicle is the group of components that deliver power to the driving wheels.
The lead-acid battery was invented in 1859 by French physicist Gaston Planté and is the oldest type of rechargeable battery.
A brake is a mechanical device that inhibits motion by absorbing energy from a moving system.
A catalytic converter is an emissions control device that converts toxic gases and pollutants in exhaust gas to less toxic pollutants by catalyzing a redox reaction (an oxidation and a reduction reaction).
An ignition system generates a spark or heats an electrode to a high temperature to ignite a fuel-air mixture in spark ignition internal combustion engines oil-fired and gas-fired boilers, rocket engines, etc.
An airbag is a type of vehicle safety device and is an occupant restraint system.
Water cooling is a method of heat removal from components and industrial equipment.
The windshield (North America) or windscreen (EU & Commonwealth countries) of an aircraft, car, bus, motorbike or tram is the front window.
A windscreen wiper or windshield wiper is a device used to remove rain, snow, ice and debris from a windscreen or windshield.
A speedometer or a speed meter is a gauge that measures and displays the instantaneous speed of a vehicle.
In cars, the parking brake, also called hand brake, emergency brake, or e-brake, is a latching brake usually used to keep the vehicle stationary.
In automotive engineering, an inlet manifold or intake manifold (in American English) is the part of an engine that supplies the fuel/air mixture to the cylinders.
List of auto parts
This is a list of automotive parts mostly for vehicles using internal combustion engines which are manufactured components of automobiles:
In drag racing, a transbrake is a mechanism that selectively places the transmission in first and reverse gears simultaneously, effectively holding the race car stationary as if the foot brake was applied.