Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing cars and driving matters.
accelerator - (US: gas pedal) - a device, especially the gas pedal of a motor vehicle, for increasing speed boot - (US trunk) - closed space at the back of a car for storing things in brake - a device for slowing or stopping motion, as of a vehicle clutch - the part of a car or truck that you press with your foot when you change gear dashboard - a panel under the windshield of a vehicle, containing indicator dials, compartments, and sometimes control instruments fuel gauge - (US: gas gauge) - an indicator of the amount of fuel remaining in a vehicle gear stick - a lever used to change gear in a vehicle, also gear shift glove compartment - a small storage container in the dashboard of an automobile; also called glove box handbrake - (US emergency brake or parking brake) - a device operated by hand which locks into position and prevents a vehicle from moving horn - a device on a vehicle that is used to make a loud noise as a warning or signal to other people ignition - the electrical system in an engine that causes the fuel to burn or explode in order to start the engine indicator - turn signal lever (US) milometer - also odometer; an instrument that indicates distance travelled by a vehicle passenger seat - a seat next to the driver’s seat rear-view mirror - a mirror, such as one attached to a motor vehicle, that provides a view of what is behind seat belt - a safety strap designed to hold a person securely in a seat, as in a motor vehicle speedometer - an instrument for indicating speed steering wheel - a wheel in a vehicle which the driver turns in order to make the vehicle go in a particular direction sun visor - a flap at the top of a vehicle´s windscreen that can be lowered to shield the driver´s eyes from the sun´s rays tachometer - measuring instrument for indicating speed of rotation windscreen - transparent screen (as of glass) to protect occupants of a vehicle windscreen wiper - also windshield wiper - are used to clean the windshield of a car so that the driver has an unobstructed view of the road wing mirror - side mirror (US); a rear-view mirror attached to the wing or more commonly the side, of a motor vehicle
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.
The driver blew or sounded his horn. In countries that require the use of seat belts by all drivers and front-seat passengers, the failure to use it is a violation that carries a small fine. Today a steering wheel is a complex electronic device that allows the driver to control a vast amount of car settings. Kathy braked to avoid hitting the cat. The most common use for an automobile emergency brake is to keep the vehicle motionless when it is parked. Sometimes a wing mirror is called a side-view mirror, although the purpose of the mirror is to help the driver see to the vehicles rear, not its sides. A rear-view mirror is a functional type of mirror found on automobiles and other vehicles, designed to allow the driver to see the area behind the vehicle through the back window.