Car Parts Starting with S

Car Parts Starting With S

Think you know your car? Read on to discover the car parts starting with S (hint: you may have never heard of some of these!)

Self-leveling Suspension Filter

The suspension filter in a car built by the self-leveling scheme maintains a steady ride height irrespective of the magnitude of the load; (such as the number of people in the car and the weight of the cargo that you have onboard). Like other self-leveling suspension systems with a hydraulic element; you need a filter to ensure that the hydraulic fluid is not ridden with debris. 

Serpentine Belt

Your car’s serpentine belt is what drives its air conditioning pressure system, power steering pump, water pump, and alternator. This goes a long way to show you how immensely important this component of your car is. Because of its indispensability for your car’s proper functioning, it is crucial to make sure that it is in good health; not affected by any wear or tear, or even cracks.

Service Reminder Light

This reminder lightning system is what lightens up to call to your memory that your car needs serving. It also indicates when your car’s computer is detecting some issues with your car because it was built for such a purpose.

This reminder system unique for every car; there some unique sets of prompts in all cars that activate it. It is time to take your car to your mechanic for some inspection when this light comes on. 

Shift Linkage

Shift Linkage is that component of your car that connects the transmission of your car to its gear selector or gearshift.

Shocks Absorbers

Shock Absorbers or Shocks is a component of your car that makes sure that your car’s tires have a firm grip on the road. They decrease the amount of sway and bounce you’ll feel when you are on the road by controlling the spring located in the suspension fluid. They make use of hydraulic pumps to carry out this task.

Spark Plug Wires

The spark plug wires are channels that make it possible for electricity to move to the spark plugs from the electronic ignition or distributor. 

Stability Control

The stability control system utilizes sensors linked to the computer systems in your car to help it prevent sliding or skidding when driving. By studying the actual route that your car travels through and the steering in your hands, these sensors will inform you when they find out that your car is about to skid. After that, they’ll go on to apply your car’s antilock brakes to every wheel attached to it; so that your car will only travel via the intended path.


You are already familiar with this component of your car. It helps your car’s wheel tour the path you want it to so that you can travel to your intended destination. 

Steering Gearbox

This component, the steering box, helps in the transmission of the steering wheel’s input to your car’s front wheel. 

Steering Intermediate Shaft

This component, the intermediate steering shaft, is the component in your car that is tasked with linking the steering column’s end to the pinion gearbox and rack.

Steering Wheel Adjustment

To help you maximize the safety and comfort while you are driving on the road, car manufacturers are careful enough to equip them with a component known as the steering wheel adjustment; this helps it move the steering down and up, out and in to contain the height of the people when entering your car. 


A strut is a component in your car that is meat for bearing loads; plus it serves as a shock absorber. Struts, which have a design that resembles a spring, are linked to your car’s chassis.


Superchargers are an air compression system used to raise the density, temperature, and pressure of the air delivered to the engine. They are also notorious for having a large concentration of oxygen that speeds up the burning process; this helps to produce a lot of power supplied to the engine. If a turbine is the source of the power that drives the supercharger; it will normally be referred to as a turbosupercharger. You can also call it a turbo.


Your car’s suspension is built to optimize the friction between the road and your car’s tires; this is to make sure that your car is provided with good handling and stability when you are on the road. A suspension lets your car’s body and frame move uninterrupted as your car’s wheel follows inconsistencies (debris, holes, cracks, bumps) of the road.    

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