Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing car and car hire matters.
breakdown - the act or process of failing to function car accident - unintentional damaging events involving automobiles car hire - automobile rental car park - parking lot or parking garage comprehensive insurance - an insurance that covers such risks as damage to your own vehicle caused by theft, vandalism or fire crossroads - a junction where one street or road crosses another driving licence - official permission for someone to drive a car, received after passing a driving test, or a document showing this hire charge - the price asked for renting the car left hand drive - vehicles which have the driver's seat and hence the steering wheel on the left mileage - the distance that a vehicle has travelled or the distance that it can travel using a particular amount of fuel; expense per mile, as for the use of a car motorway - a specially built road for fast motor traffic, freeway mph - miles per hour overtake - travel past, as of a vehicle pedestrian zone - auto-free zones, car-free zones petrol station - a facility that sells fuel for road motor vehicles – usually petrol (US: gas or gasoline), diesel fuel and LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) ; gas station right hand drive - vehicles which have the driver's seat and hence the steering wheel on the right right of way - the legal right of a person or vehicle to pass in front of another roundabout - traffic circle seat belt - safety strap designed to hold a person securely in a seat, as in a motor vehicle or aircraft security deposit - money paid in advance of a transaction to protect a seller or renter against damage or non-payment short cut - a route shorter than the usual one speed limit - the fastest rate at which you are allowed to drive in a particular area traffic - vehicles or pedestrians in transit traffic light - a road signal for directing vehicular traffic by means of coloured lights, typically red for stop, green for go, and yellow for proceed with caution vehicle - a car that transports people or objects
Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.
Most left-hand drive vehicles have to be converted to right-hand drive (RHD) before they can be driven on New Zealand roads. The car costs £30 a day to rent, but you get unlimited mileage (= no charge for the miles travelled). ´What´s the mileage on your car?´ ´Oh, about 48,000´. The term gas station is mostly particular to the United States and Canada, where petrol is known as ´gas´ or ´gasoline´. Make bookings for airport car hire and local car rental in the UK including London. She was caught driving at 120 miles per hour. Slow down - you´re breaking the speed limit. The website provides information on driver license, vehicle registration, vehicle inspection and repair. Seat belts are the MOST effective means of reducing fatalities and serious injuries. America´s second most common driver error, failure to yield the right-of-way is not just a breach of driver etiquette, it´s breaking the law. Traffic lights are used to keep people and traffic safe. The most common form of a pedestrian zone in large cities is the pedestrian mall, a street lined with storefronts and closed off to most automobile traffic. Driver´s license is generally granted after the bearer has passed a successful driving test, and provided that he or she is not below a certain age. Car accident also called traffic accidents, auto accidents, road accidents, road traffic accidents (RTA in many police forces´terminology) and motor vehicle accidents - cause thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of disabilities each year.