Here are a few differences between British and American English:
driving licence / driver's license = the paper or card that says you have passed your test and are allowed to drive. Notice the different spelling of licence / license. I still have to check this one in the dictionary sometimes!
tyre / tire = the black rubber part of the wheel
boot / trunk = the space in the back of the car where you can put shopping or suitcases.
bonnet / hood = like a door that covers the engine
windscreen / windshield = the front window
accelerator / gas pedal = the thing you push with your foot to go
petrol / gas = the liquid you put in the car at the petrol / gas station to make it go
Did you know that most cars in the UK are manual? That means you have to operate the gears. In America, a manual car is called a stick shift but most cars are automatic.
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