Car Parts The Essential Auto Parts Guide  

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A list of essential car parts, all manufactured components of automobiles. There are hundreds of small parts that come together to form a modern automobile, from hardware and accessories that compliment the car's body and exterior to electronics embedded in the dashboard to the components that make up vital portions of the car's engine and transmission.

This list includes names of all important car parts - many of which can be purchased and replaced online - essential for building, maintaining and driving a working automobile. What are the functions of each of these important car parts? You'll find out on this list. They are identified by name and also by the portion of the car in which they are typically found. If you know of any important or key auto parts that aren't included in the list, please include them in the comments section.

1
Bonnet/hood Body and exterior.

2
Body and exterior.

3
Unexposed bumper Body and exterior.

4
Exposed bumper Body and exterior.

5
Cowl screen Body and exterior.

6
Decklid Body and exterior.

7
Fascia rear and support Body and exterior.

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9
Front clip Body and exterior.

10
Front fascia and header panel Body and exterior.

11
Grille Body and exterior.

12
Pillar and hard trim Body and exterior.

13
Quarter panel Body and exterior.

14
Radiator core support Body and exterior.

15
Rocker panel Body and exterior.

16
Roof Rack Body and exterior.

17
Body and exterior.

18
Front spoiler Body and exterior.

19
Rear spoiler Body and exterior.

20
Trim package Body and exterior.

21
Trunk Body and exterior.

22
Valance Body and exterior.

23
Welded assembly Body and exterior.

24
Door beam and panel Body and exterior, Doors.

25
Outer door handle Body and exterior, Doors.