The Ultimate Car Parts Glossary (Car Interior Parts Names)

After long months of lounging and lollygagging, we all just can’t wait to brush up our cars and go for a nice, long road trip. No parties, no festivals, no concerts, no sports matches, no fun? Of course, yes! What could be better than a road trip to escape our homes without having to step in vulnerable public crowds? But preparing your car for a road trip requires at least basic, if not deep, knowledge of all car interior parts names.

Given below is a comprehensive and ultimate car interior parts list. The list surely includes a lot of car interior parts name that you are already aware of, but it also does come with some crisp explanations of each part with knowledge that you might be missing. So, the next time your mechanic, or for that matter, we, try to hit you with some automobile industry jargon, you are saved already by your shield of knowledge. Read on!

A Comprehensive List Of Car Interior Parts Names

Here is the entire car interior parts names list with each and every component that you can find in a car cabin:


The accelerator or the gas pedal is a pedal located at the lower-right corner of your car floor. This pedal controls the amount of gas being put in the engine. Consequently, the car accelerator controls the speed of the vehicle.


Air Vent

An air vent is in the car cabin that is designed to provide a constant fresh air through-flow even when the windows are shut.

Air Vent

Brake Pedal

The car brake pedal is located below the driver’s seat. When the driver pushes the brake pedal down, the force is transferred to the brake pads and disc on the car’s tyres, from where the force is utilised to slow down the vehicle.

Brake Pedal

Clutch Pedal

Clutch pedal is another pedal located in reach of the driver’s foot. This feature is used if the driver wants to move the car into a different gear. The clutch sits as a bridge between the engine and the transmission. When the driver depresses the clutch pedal, torque from the rotating driving motor in the engine is transmitted to the transmission, allowing you to change gears while the car is in motion.

Clutch Pedal


The dashboard is located right in front of the driver’s seat. It displays the car’s controls- the odometer, fuel gauge, and speedometer.

car accessories image


Each car comes with four different doors, two in the front and two in the rear, for the passengers and the driver. The doors can be accessed by a door handle from the inside and from a different door handle, along with a key from the outside.

Car Door

Door Handle

A car’s door handle is located on each of the car’s doors and helps to open, shut, or shut-lock the car doors. The door handle works by utilizing a push/pull lever fixed inside the car door.

car door handle

Fuel Gauge

Fuel gauge is an instrument installed on the dashboard that indicates the amount of fuel left in your car’s fuel tank. The fuel gauge is connected to a sender that is in turn connected to a ‘float’ that floats on fuel in the fuel tank. The level of the foam float determines the amount of current that passes through the sender, which consequently determines the readings on the fuel gauge.

Car Fuel gauge

Glove Box

The glove box or compartment in your car’s cabin is a sealed storage container located in front of the passenger’s seat.

Car Glove Box

Gear Shift

The gear shift or the gear stick is the round knob-stick located beside the passenger seat that is used to shift between different gears while driving. There are specified directions into which you have to push the gear knob to shift to a different gear.

car gear shift


Also known as emergency brake, or the parking brake, the handbrake is installed right behind the gear shift. It works to keep the vehicle motionless and stable when the engine is off. Pulling up the handbrake tensions a cable that squeezes the brake pads of your car, keeping it in place.

Car Handbrake


Attached to the top of the passenger seat and the driver’s seat, the headrests act as a safety accessory to prevent our head from moving rearward due to a sudden, strong jerk in a mishap or accident. Another word for headrests is head restraints.

Car headrests


A vehicle’s horn is located on the driver’s steering wheel, in its center. When the driver pushes the horn, the energy is transferred to create a loud sound outside the car.

car horn


The ignition system is where you insert the car key to turn the car engine on. It is located beneath the steering wheel, on the dashboard. When you turn the key on, a low voltage current is passed through an ignition coil which amplifies the current and sends it to the car battery.

car ignition system


Installed on the dashboard, the odometer displays the distance travelled by your car. A regular odometer reckons the exact distance covered by your car by counting the number of rotations taken by your wheel.


Rear view mirror

The rear view mirror is an angular mirror that is fixed inside the windshield. Due to its special engineering, the rear view mirror enables you to view vehicles right behind your car, without having to turn your head around.

rear view mirror

Rev Counter

The rev counter is situated between fuel gauge and speedometer. It functions to display the count of revolutions, or the up and down motion of your car’s conrods and pistons. For a regular passenger car’s engine, the rev count should be approximately 600 rpm.

rev counter

Seat (Driver)

The driver’s seat in a car cabin is where the driver sits, right in front of the steering wheel to have control on the moving car.

car driver seat

Seat (Passenger)

A regular Indian passenger car comes with three passenger seats where the passenger (the person not driving the car) sits. The front passenger seat sits beside the driver’s seat while the other two are fixed as rear passenger seats.

passenger car seat


An abbreviation for satellite navigation, SatNav is generally stationed beside the dashboard. SatNav utilises GPS and a combination of satellites with a mapping software to determine your car’s location, pinpoint it up to ten meters, and mark the best route to the desired destination.



The seatbelt or safety belt is an essential safety component of an automobile made of high tensile polyester filament or nylon filament yarn. The driver and the passenger wear the seatbelt around their chest to keep themselves in a static motion. When the car is moving, we move along the car at the same speed. So, if the car gets into a collision, the sudden change in the movement and the influence of inertia results in a very strong jerk that can hurt us. When the seatbelt is on, the seatbelt’s elasticity absorbs the strong jerk, thus protecting our head from banging on hard surfaces nearby.

car seatbelt


Located on the dashboard of your car, a speedometer functions to measure the speed with which your car is moving. The accuracy of the speedometer stems from a speed sensor used in the transmission that helps the speedometer to measure how fast the car’s wheels are spinning.


Steering Wheel

A steering wheel, or the driver’s wheel is a steering control that controls the directions of your car. The rotational motion of the steering wheel is converted to swiveling movements of the front wheel of your car, thus, changing its direction.

steering wheel

Sun Visor

The sun visor is a simple flat flap-like structure fixed on the top of your windscreen, one on the left corner and the other on the right. The sun visors are attached to the glass with a hinge so you can unfold it to block bright sunlight from reaching your eyes.

car sun visor


A car comes with four glass windows, two in the front and two in the rear of the car. The windows not only provide an outside view to keep you aware of your surroundings but they also act as a source of fresh air inside the closed car compartment. The window glass can be lowered or raised by depressing the push-button or by rotating the hand-turned crank located below the window.


The windshield, also known as the windscreen, is a large glass window in the frontside of the car. While the windshield provides an outside view, the sturdy glass ensures to block any dust, dirt, and unwanted particles from entering into the car.

car windshield

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So, now, you have enough knowledge to play the ‘know-all’ prodigy of your group. Talking about prodigies, decorating your car with some functional car interior accessories is another smart move, just next to going through our entire car inside parts names list till the very end. Car interior parts feel more aesthetic and instagrammy if your car is nicely decorated.

Check out our last blog on car interior decoration ideas and car accessories names list with the latest car accessories to amp-up the overall appearance of your automobile.

Thank you for being here. Have a great day ahead!

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