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Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing car and car hire matters.

Listen to breakdown - the act or process of failing to function
Listen to car accident - unintentional damaging events involving automobiles
Listen to car hire - automobile rental
Listen to car park - parking lot or parking garage
Listen to comprehensive insurance - an insurance that covers such risks as damage to your own vehicle caused by theft, vandalism or fire
Listen to crossroads - a junction where one street or road crosses another
Listen to driving licence - official permission for someone to drive a car, received after passing a driving test, or a document showing this
Listen to hire charge - the price asked for renting the car
Listen to left hand drive - vehicles which have the driver's seat and hence the steering wheel on the left
Listen to 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
Listen to motorway - a specially built road for fast motor traffic, freeway
Listen to mph - miles per hour
Listen to overtake - travel past, as of a vehicle
Listen to pedestrian zone - auto-free zones, car-free zones
Listen to 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
Listen to right hand drive - vehicles which have the driver's seat and hence the steering wheel on the right
Listen to right of way - the legal right of a person or vehicle to pass in front of another
Listen to roundabout - traffic circle
Listen to seat belt - safety strap designed to hold a person securely in a seat, as in a motor vehicle or aircraft
Listen to security deposit - money paid in advance of a transaction to protect a seller or renter against damage or non-payment
Listen to short cut - a route shorter than the usual one
Listen to speed limit - the fastest rate at which you are allowed to drive in a particular area
Listen to traffic - vehicles or pedestrians in transit
Listen to 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
Listen to 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.

Listen to Most left-hand drive vehicles have to be converted to right-hand drive (RHD)
before they can be driven on New Zealand roads.
Listen to The car costs £30 a day to rent, but you get unlimited mileage (= no charge for the miles travelled).
Listen to ´What´s the mileage on your car?´ ´Oh, about 48,000´.
Listen to The term gas station is mostly particular to the United States and Canada, where petrol is known as ´gas´ or ´gasoline´.
Listen to Make bookings for airport car hire and local car rental in the UK including London.
Listen to She was caught driving at 120 miles per hour.
Listen to Slow down - you´re breaking the speed limit.
Listen to The website provides information on driver license, vehicle registration, vehicle inspection and repair.
Listen to Seat belts are the MOST effective means of reducing fatalities and serious injuries.
Listen to 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.
Listen to Traffic lights are used to keep people and traffic safe.
Listen to 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.
Listen to 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.
Listen to 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.


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