Plastic Parts of a Car

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Plastic Parts of a Car
Many cars have plastic mirrors. (luxury car - model toy car image by alma_sacra from

Unlike the 1908 Model T, which consisted of vanadium steel alloy, nowadays cars have a variety of parts that consist of plastic. If you look around, you will find car parts made from plastic on the inside and out. Many plastic car parts do not even resemble plastic materials. In addition, you increase your vehicle's overall performance when your car weighs less. You might want to swap the heavy stocked car parts with a lighter-weight industrial-strength plastic.

Number Plate Frame

Some car dealers and people use a plastic number plate frame to place over the number plate of a vehicle. You can order a custom-made frame, or buy basic or decorative number plate holders. The plastic license plate-holding choices are the most inexpensive such frames on the market. You can find a plastic license frame for £2.50 as of October 2010. In addition, buy plastic number plate frames at car parts stores, such as Auto Zone and

Vehicle Horn

Many manufacturers make car horns from plastic. You can find a variety of aftermarket units, such as novelty horns and factory-style horns, including air horns. Auto Zone carries a variety of plastic car horns. You can locate a plastic car horn for £9 as of October 2010. Most horns work with vehicles with 12-volt batteries.


The bumper protects the front and rear vehicle frame. When bumpers became mandatory equipment on all vehicles in 1925, manufacturers fabricated them from metal beams. Nowadays, manufacturers make the majority of plastic car bumpers from polycarbonates, polyesters, polypropylene, polyurethanes combined with glass fibre. You can find a plastic bumper for £77.8 from as of October 2010.

Plastic Grille

Manufacturers sometimes fabricate grilles from a plastic-blend material, such as polythene and polycarbonates. You can find this heavy-duty plastic grille on Volkswagen cars. Some grilles have a chrome-plated finish.

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