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French cars vocabulary

driving license => permis de conduire.

drum => tambour de frein


English => French
drum brake => tambour de frein
accelerator => accélérateur
engine => moteur
air-conditioning => climatisation
engine bay => compartiment moteur
air cleaner => filtre à air
exhaust pipe => pot d’échappement
alternator => alternateur
fan => ventilateur
axle => essieu
floorpan / floorboard => plancher
automobile industry => industrie automobile
fog lights => feux de brouillard
back seats => sièges arrière.Klaxon
frame => châssis
barrel => cylindre
front seats => sièges avant
bearing => roulement, moyeu
fuel => carburant
belt => courroie
fuel gauge => jauge d’essence
bolt => boulon
fuel tank => réservoir d’essence
boot => coffre (GB)
fuel pump => pompe à essence
brakes => freins
funnel => entonnoir
brake pedal => pédale de frein
fuse => fusible
brake disc => disque de frein
gas pedal => pédale d’accélérateur
brake pad => plaquette de frein
gear stick (or gear lever) => levier de vitesse
brake rotor => disque de frein
gears => vitesses
bumper => pare-choc
gearbox => boite de vitesses
cabin => l’habitacle
gearshift lever => levier de vitesse
camshaft => arbre à cames
glove compartment => boîte à gants
car maker => constructeur automobile
handbrake => frein à main
clutch => embrayage
headlights => phares
coats of paint => couches de peinture
horn => klaxon
convertible => cabriolet / décapotable
hand brake => frein à main
corroded => oxydé
heater => chauffage
crankcase => carter, bloc moteur
hinge => charnière, gond
crankshaft => vilebrequin
horn => klaxon
cutting torch (plasma cutter) => fer à découper
hub => moyeu
CV-joint => joint de cardan
hubcap => enjoliveur
cylinder => cylindre
indicators => clignotants
cylinder head => culasse
insurance => assurance
damper amortisseur
igniting device allumeur
dashboard => tableau de bord
ignition => le contact
defroster => dégivrage
ignition system => allumage
doors => portes
indicator / turning light => clignotant
diesel => diesel
inlet => admission
drive shaft => arbre de transmission
jack => cric tank => réservoir

latch => serrure de porte thread => filetage

limo => limousine throttle => accélérateur

mecanic => mécanicien tick-over => ralenti

mileage => consommation timing belt => courroie de distribution

motorway (GB), interstate (US) => autoroute trunk (US) => coffre

muffler => silencieux d’échappement tyres => pneus

nozzle => gicleur, injecteur undercoating => sous-couche

nut => écrou valve => soupape

oil cooler => radiateur d’huile valve clearance => jeu de soupapes

outside miror => rétroviseur extérieur wear => usure

panel => panneau wedge => cale

pedals => pédales weld => soudure

petrol => essence wheel => rim jante

petrol tank => réservoir d’essence wrench => clé anglaise

pin => goupille wheels => roues

pulley => courroie windows => fenêtres

ram => vérin windscreen => pare-brise

rattling => cliquetis windscreen wipers => essuie-glaces

rental car => voiture de location windshield => pare brise

rust => rouille wing => aile

screw => vis wiper => essuie-glace

seal => joint d’étanchéité wing mirrors => rétroviseurs

sealing ring => bague d’étanchéité


Useful verbs
seatbelt => ceinture de sécurité
seats => sièges to accelerate => accélérer

second-hand => d’occasion to beep / to honk => klaxonner

shaft => arbre to brake => freiner

shock absorber => amortisseur to choke => s’engorger

show => démonstration to change gear => changer de vitesse

sludge => cambouis to drive => conduire

spanner => clé anglaise to filter => filtrer

spark => plug bougie to fill up => faire le plein

spark plug spanner => clé à bougie to have a puncture => crever un pneu / avoir une crevaison

speedometer => compteur de vitesse to last => durer

starter => démarreur to hot up an engine => gonfler un moteur

spare wheel => roue de secours to inflate a tyre => gonfler un pneu

steering rack => boitier de direction to park => se garer

steering wheel => volant to lubricate => graisser

sunroof => toit ouvrant to rent => louer


to reverse => faire marche arrière to switch on or to switch off the lights => allumer / éteindre

to service => réviser les phares

to slow down => ralentir to tune => régler un moteur

to steer => diriger to warp => fausser

to stop => arrêter