USA Car Related Lingo

Hi all,

Today I’ve been thinking about the differences between ourselves and ourtwotalkingAmerican cousins, mostly in the language we use to describe car hire related subjects, here are a few I came up with -

UK         USA

Petrol – Gas

Motorway – Freeway

Detour – Diversion

Gearbox – Transmission

SUV –Sports utility vehicle

Boot – Trunk

Pavement – Kerb

Bumper – Fender

Indicators – Blinkers

Toll Road –Turnpike

Bonnet – Hood

Mobile phone – Cell phone

Crazy Americans Hey! :-)

I’m sure I’ve missed loads, if you can think of any or think I’m mistaken please add it to the comments section below.

Regards,

James

 car hire USA


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