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This article is about car parts and what they do in real life. For the article about bolt sizes, see Bolt sizes.

Garage shelf, full of car parts.

There are over one hundred different car parts in My Summer Car that can be installed to the Satsuma. These parts are separated into three categories: stock parts are car parts that were original parts for the Satsuma and can be found in the garage at the start of the game (with the exception of the rear seat which is just outside, and the wheels, Which are found in the Abandoned Mansion.), aftermarket parts are car parts that can be ordered from the parts catalog, and miscellaneous/other parts are car parts that can be found anywhere else around Alivieska (Fleetari Repair Shop, Teimo's shop, etc.), and are not original Satsuma parts.

Below is a table containing all of these car parts and what their real-life purpose is (click on the images to enlarge them).

Stock parts[]

Part Purpose Paintable Damageable
Airfilter.png
Airfilter Keeps loose dirt from entering the Carburator and damaging it, the increase in air resistance will in turn decrease performance. Yes No
Alternator.png
Alternator An electrical power generator for a vehicle's electrical system that charges the battery when the engine is running. No Yes
Back panel.png
Back panel A felt/plastic panel covering the trunk/boot of the vehicle. No No
Battery.png
Battery A battery that supplies electrical energy to a vehicle. No No
Block.png
Block A part either made out of cast iron or aluminum that holds the pistons and other internal engine components. Yes Yes
Bootlid.png
Bootlid A body part that covers the trunk (or "boot"). Yes Yes
Brake lining.png
Brake lining Lines through which brake/clutch fluid travels to the brakes. No No
Brake master cylinder.png
Brake master cylinder A pump that pumps brake/clutch fluid to all four brakes through brake lines. No No
Bumper front.png
Bumpers Horizontally mounted parts on the front and rear of a car used to soften the impact of a minor collision. Yes Yes
Camshaft.png
Camshaft A shaft with cams attached to it that rotates, controlling the opening and closing of the valves on the rocker shaft/valve train. No No
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Camshaft gear The gear that drives the camshaft. It is attached to the crankshaft by the timing chain. No No
Carburator.png
Carburator A mechanically operated part that mix air and fuel to be sucked into the combustion chamber trough the intake valve to be ignited No No
Clock gauge.png
Clock gauge A gauge that can be installed on the dashboard meters displays the current time. No No
Clutch cover plate.png
Clutch cover plate A plate on a manual transmission's clutch that clamps the clutch to the flywheel. No No
Clutch disc.png
Clutch disc A disc used on a disc type clutch where friction to power the clutch lies between two plates, the cover plate, and the pressure plate. No Yes
Clutch lining.png
Clutch lining Lines through which brake/clutch fluid travels to the clutch. No No
Clutch master cylinder.png
Clutch master cylinder A pump that pumps brake/clutch fluid to the clutch. No No
Clutch pressure plate.png
Clutch pressure plate A part of a manual transmission's clutch system that releases constant pressure. No No
Coil spring.png
Coil springs Springs used to dampen and smooth the ride of the vehicle. No No
Crankshaft.png
Crankshaft A shaft to which the pistons are attached which transforms the reciprocating (up and down) motion of the pistons into rotational motion. No Yes
Crankshaft pulley.png
Crankshaft pulley A pulley that drives the crankshaft and the alternator. Yes No
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Cylinder head The part where the valves rest and the spark plugs screw into, also known as the combustion chamber. No No
Dashboard.png
Dashboard An interior component where gauges and the radio are displayed. No No
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Dashboard meters The main panel on the dashboard which holds most of the gauges, lights, and switches. No No
Disc brake.png
Disc brakes A type of brake rotor that uses disc rotors that rub against a brake pad to stop the vehicle. No No
Distributor.png
Distributor A mechanically-timed rotating shaft that distributes spark to correct spark plugs. No No
Door left.png
Doors A body part on both sides of the vehicle that encloses the interior, and allows for access to enter/exit the vehicle. Yes Yes
Drive gear.png
Drive gear A gear delivering torque to drive the wheels in the vehicle's final gear. No No
Drum brake.png
Drum brakes A type of brake that has internal mechanic parts that push against an asbestos-based friction pad to stop the vehicle. No No
Electrics.png
Electrics Electrical wires attached to a coil that provides power to the distributor, which in turn provides power to the spark plugs. No No
Engine plate.png
Engine plate A smooth protective plate between the flywheel and the engine block. No No
Exhaust muffler.png
Exhaust muffler A part on the end of the exhaust pipe that "muffles" the exhaust noise, quieting engine noise. No No
Exhaust pipe.png
Exhaust pipe The pipe connected to the headers where the burned fuel/air mixture from the engine is released through. No No
Fender left.png
Fenders A body part on both sides of the front of the vehicle that covers the suspension parts. Yes Yes
Flywheel.png
Flywheel A rotating part used on vehicles with manual transmissions that stores rotational energy, providing constant energy when the vehicle is running and smoothing out the rotation of the crankshaft. No No
Seat driver.png
Front seats For sitting in the vehicle. No No
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Fuel pump A pump used to pump/feed fuel from the fuel tank to the engine. No Yes
Fuel strainer.png
Fuel strainer (AKA a fuel filter) A filter that removes dirt particulates from the vehicle's fuel. No No
Fuel tank.png
Fuel tank A tank where fuel is stored for the engine. No No
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Fuel tank pipe A tube that allows the driver to fill the fuel tank with fuel. No No
Gear linkage.png
Gear linkage Parts that link the gear stick to the transmission to change gears. No No
Gear stick.png
Gearstick A stick shift used to change gears on a vehicle. No No
Gearbox.png
Gearbox (AKA a transmission) The component that transmits power to the vehicle's drive wheels. In this case, the gearbox/transmission on the Satsuma transmits power to the front wheels, since the Satsuma is an FWD (front-wheel drive) vehicle. No Yes
Grille.png
Grille A part in front of the car which protects the radiator from larger objects. Yes Yes
Halfshaft.png
Half shafts Part used on front-wheel drive suspensions that transmit power from the differential to the front wheels No No
Handbrake.png
Handbrake A special brake used to prevent the vehicle from rolling when parked on hills. Also called a parking brake. No No
Head gasket.png
Head gasket A gasket seal preventing fuel or air from combusting outside the combustion chamber, sits between the block and head. No Yes
Headers.png
Headers Also known as the exhaust manifold, is the part where the burned fuel and air mixture gets released into the exhaust pipe to exit from the muffler out of the vehicle. No No
Headlight.png
Headlights Lights used for viewing the road at night or in the rain. No No

(Light bulbs are damageable)

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Hood A body part covering the engine bay. Yes Yes
Hubcap.png
Hubcaps Decorative covers for the vehicle's wheels and lug nuts. No No
Inspection cover.png
Inspection cover A metal cover that's used as an inspection/maintenance access to the clutch of an engine. No No
Main bearing.png
Main bearing A bearing that holds the crankshaft to the block, allowing it to rotate. Satsuma's engine uses three bearings. No No
Mudflap.png
Mudflaps Rubbery flaps that keep mud and other loose objects from shooting straight backward. No No
Oil filter.png
Oil filter A filter where dirt particulates in the oil are removed from it and kept in the filter so dirt won't flow through the engine. No Yes
Oilpan.png
Oil pan The bottom of an engine where the oil sits, when the engine is running the oil recirculates to the top lubricating the entire engine. Once the vehicle is off, the oil drops to the oil pan and remains there until the engine is started once more. No Yes
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Pistons A primary component of the engine. In a four-stroke engine like the Satsuma's, the piston first moves downward, taking in an air/fuel mixture (intake). In the second stroke, the piston moves up and compresses the mixture against a spark plug (compression). The plug ignites the mixture, which pushes the piston back down, driving the crankshaft (combustion/power). In the final stroke, the piston then moves up again, forcing exhaust fumes out of the combustion chamber (exhaust). No Yes
Radiator.png
Radiator A part, usually made of brass or aluminum, circulates coolant through the vehicle's engine and transfers waste heat away from the engine. No No
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Radiator hoses They form a liquid cooling loop around the engine. No No
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Radio An electronic radio used for playing music in the vehicle. No No
Rear light right.png
Rear lights Lights used to signal braking, turning, reversing, or to show drivers from behind that there is a vehicle in front of them at night or in the rain. No No
Seat rear.png
Rear seat For sitting in the vehicle, and/or sleeping. No No
Rocker cover.png
Rocker cover A plastic, aluminum, or metal cover that covers the rocker shaft. Yes No
Rocker shaft.png
Rocker shaft Also known as the valve train, it is a series of intake and exhaust valves that open and close to let the fuel/air mixture in and out of the cylinders. No Yes
Shock absorber.png
Shock absorbers A vapor gas-filled tube that dampens shock impulses, helping to smooth out the ride of the vehicle. No Yes
Spindle.png
Spindles Suspension part carrying the wheel hub. No No
Starter.png
Starter A part used to rotate parts in an engine when it is first turned on, allowing the engine to complete a combustion cycle, which then enables it to run on its own power. No Yes
Steering column.png
Steering column A shaft connecting to the suspension allowing the driver to turn the vehicle using the steering wheel. No No
Steering rack.png
Steering rack A type of steering system operated by a pinion gear that pushes the steering rack from either left or right when the steering wheel is turned. No No
Steering rod.png
Steering rods (AKA tie rods) A tie in a steering gear of a vehicle's suspension system. No No
Stock steering wheel.png
Stock steering wheel A part connected to the steering column that is used to steer the vehicle. No No
Strut.png
Struts A coil spring enclosed in a strut that dampens and smooths out the ride of the vehicle. No Yes
Sub frame.png
Subframe The structural component bolted to the body of the car that bears the powertrain (the combination of engine, transmission, and drive wheels). No No
Timing chain.png
Timing chain A chain that is specially used to time crankshaft to the camshaft to open and close the intake and exhaust valves at certain times. No No
Timing cover.png
Timing cover A cover that encloses the camshaft gear and timing chain. No No
Trail arm.png
Trail arms A type of suspension arm connected between the axle and a pivot point No No
Water pump.png
Water pump A pump that circulates coolant through the engine once the engine is running, dissipating heat in the engine. No Yes
Water pump pulley.png
Water pump pulley A pulley that operates the water pump. No No
Wishbone.png
Wishbones A part used on some front suspensions to locate the wheel. It bolts to the subframe. No No

Aftermarket parts[]

Part Purpose Paintable Damageable
Amplifier.png
Amplifier Amplifies the digital signal coming from the CD player and sends it to the subwoofers. No No
Antenna.png
Antennas Improves radio station reception. No No
Bucket seat.png
Bucket seats Light racing seats used on race cars with holes in them for installing a racing harness. No No
CD player.png
CD player An electronic CD player and radio for playing music in the vehicle. No No
Dash cover leopard.png
Dash covers Fabric that covers the vehicle's dashboard, mainly used for decoration. It comes in a variety of patterns. No No
Exhaust dual tip.png
Exhaust dual tip Purely cosmetic exhaust part intended to mask the stock muffler as a dual-tip muffler. No No
Extra gauges.png
Extra gauges Gauges used to show the power from the battery, the pressure from the water pump, and the oil pressure. No No
Fender flare spoiler.png
Fender flare spoiler A spoiler attached to the front of the car which helps keep the vehicle on the ground at high speeds. Part of the body kit set. Yes No
Fender flare.png
Fender flares Small arcs that are attached to the fenders which further help to keep air from entering the wheel wells at high speeds. Part of the body kit set. Yes No
Fiberglass hood.png
Fiberglass hood A lighter hood option that has a hood scoop to help with cooling the engine. Yes No
Front spoiler.png
Front spoiler A spoiler attached to the front of the car which helps keep the vehicle on the ground at high speeds. Yes No
Fuel mixture gauge.png
Fuel mixture gauge A gauge used to display the current amount of fuel and air that is being mixed in the carburetor. No No
Marker light left.png
Marker lights Small lights at the front of the car that provides visibility. No No
N2O bottle.png
N2O bottle A container for nitrous oxide gas used to help the vehicle accelerate. No No
N2O bottle holder.png
N2O bottle holder A metal strap for the N2O bottle to keep it in place. No No
N2O button panel.png
N2O button panel A simple switch attached to the dashboard which toggles the nitrous oxide intake. No No
N2O injectors.png
N2O injectors Nitrous oxide injectors inject the gas into the racing carburetors. No No
Racing carburators.png
Racing carburetors Four independent carburetors that have no air filters installed on them. No Yes
Racing exhaust.png
Racing exhaust The pipe connected to the steel headers where the burned fuel/air mixture from the engine is released through. No No
Racing flywheel.png
Racing flywheel A lighter version of the flywheel used on vehicles with manual transmissions that stores rotational energy, providing constant energy when the vehicle is running and smoothing out the rotation of the crankshaft. No No
Racing harness.png
Racing harness Holds the driver to the seat and the roll cage, keeping the driver safe in an accident. No No
Racing muffler.png
Racing muffler A part on the end of the racing exhaust that "muffles" the exhaust noise, quieting engine noise. Yes No
Racing radiator.png
Racing radiator High-performance radiator with dual fans for better cooling. No No
Rally coil spring.png
Rally coil springs Longer springs used to dampen and smooth the ride of the vehicle. No No
Rally shock absorber.png
Rally shock absorbers A vapor gas-filled tube that dampens shock impulses, helping to smooth out the ride of the vehicle. No Yes
Rally steering wheel.png
Rally steering wheel A lightweight steering wheel used for rally racing. No No
Rally strut.png
Rally struts A coil spring enclosed in a strut that dampens and smooths out the ride of the vehicle. No Yes
Rear spoiler.png
Rear spoiler A spoiler attached to the boot lid that "spoils" turbulent airflow across the car, improving overall aerodynamics and reducing both lift (a force that pushes the car upward, which is bad) and drag (air resistance) at high speeds. No actual effect in-game (other than adding weight). Yes No
Rear spoiler2.png
Rear wing A wing attached to the boot lid that generates downforce (downward thrust), allowing the car to grip the driving surface better at high speeds, especially when cornering. Unlike a spoiler, it also increases drag, lowering top speed and acceleration. No actual effect in-game (other than adding weight). Yes No
Seat cover leopard.png
Seat covers Fabric that covers the vehicle's front seats, mainly used for decoration. It comes in a variety of patterns. No No
Side skirts.png
Side skirts Skirts installed on the sides of the car to reduce drag at high speeds. Part of the body kit set. Yes No
Sport steering wheel.png
Sports steering wheel A lightweight steering wheel used for competitive racing. No No
Steel headers.png
Steel headers Steel racing headers. No no
Subwoofer.png
Subwoofers A component used to amplify bass frequencies from music being played on the CD player. No No
Tachometer.png
Tachometer A gauge used to measure the engine's current RPM. No No
Twin carburators.png
Twin carburetors Dual performance carburettors. No No
Wheel cover leopard.png
Wheel covers Fabric covers the stock steering wheel, mainly used for decoration. No No
Window grille.png
Window grille A ridged plastic rear window cover which helps with the vehicle's overhead airflow, part of the GT package. Yes No
Windows black wrap.png
Windows black wrap Plastic wrap that darkens the rear windows. No No

Other parts[]

Part Purpose Paintable Damageable
Alternator belt.png
Alternator belt A belt used to drive multiple pulleys on a vehicle's engine. No Yes
Center console gt.png
Center console GT A stick shift used to change gears on a vehicle. Part of the Satsuma AMP GT model. Has a shorter shift-throw than the base model. No No
Fire extinguisher holder.png
Fire extinguisher holder A metal strap for a fire extinguisher to keep it in place. No No
Fur dices.png
Fur dices A pair of furry dice that dangle around under the vehicle's rear-view mirror. No No
Grille GT.png
Grille GT A part in front of the car which protects the radiator from larger objects. Part of the Satsuma AMP GT model. Yes Yes
Steering wheel GT.png
GT steering wheel A part connected to the steering column that is used to steer the vehicle. Part of the Satsuma AMP GT model. No No
Long coil spring.png
Long coil springs Springs from a lorry used to dampen and smooth the ride of the vehicle. No No
Radar buster.png
Radar buster A device used to alert the player of a nearby radar gun before a police checkpoint. No No
Register plate.png
Register plates Plates with numbers and letters on them which indicate that the vehicle is street-legal, and help to identify the vehicle. No No
Rocker cover GT.png
Rocker cover GT A plastic, aluminum, or metal cover that covers the rocker shaft. Part of the Satsuma AMP GT model. No No
RPM gauge.png
RPM gauge A gauge used to measure the engine's current RPM. No No
Spark plug.png
Spark plugs A part used to ignite the fuel and air mixture in an engine. No Yes
Subwoofer panel.png
Subwoofer panel A plywood panel covering the trunk/boot of the vehicle that has circular holes cut in it for subwoofer installation. Yes No
Turbo badge.png
Turbo badge A part used to indicate if a vehicle has a turbocharger in it. No No
Stock tyre.png
Wheels Moves the vehicle. On a front-wheel-drive vehicle like the Satsuma, the front wheels receive power from the drivetrain while the rear wheels are unpowered. Yes Yes
Xmas lights.png
Xmas lights A long strip of flashing festive lights. No No


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