How Many Chrome Car Parts Can You Identify?

By: Ariana Perez
Image: AmericanMuscle.com / YouTube

About This Quiz

How many times have you looked at your car and thought, “How can I make you stand out from the rest?” Let’s face it, when you buy a brand new car, that thing becomes your pride and joy. That “machine” with four wheels is about to become a door to your freedom. You can come and go wherever you want, whenever you want and however you want. So, if you two are about to become new best friends, why not accessorize your vehicle so you can ride in style? You’ve already made an investment by buying it, so why not put down a little bit more money to make your vehicle one of a kind? 

Think about it, how cool would it look if your vehicle was shinier? Flashier? For example, how about chrome wheel skins? Or chrome door handles? Imagine if your windows were held in place by chrome pillar posts? Talk about classy! Or if you had a custom chrome grille? Just envision it – on a sunny day, your car would shine bright like a diamond (literally). Or if you wanted to go all out in the interior, you could buy a chrome cup holder or an interior trim kit.  

You might have considered buying chrome parts for your car, and perhaps have browsed for a few options. How many chrome car parts do you think you can figure out from an image? Take this quiz to test your knowledge and enjoy the ride!

Pillar posts act as supports for a car’s window. Larger cars have four areas, whereas smaller cars have only three areas with pillar posts.

These are a crucial piece of the car. Headlights are usually on during nighttime, unless you live in a state that requires you to have them on in rainy days (even during daylight).

This is more of a protection piece. Side molding can help lessen the impact of a side crash.

Mirror covers can be found outside the vehicle. These protect the side view mirror, which helps the driver view side lanes and other spots within the peripheral view.

These can help you cover previous scratches caused by bumps. These also serve to protect your hitch from future bumps and lessen the blow.

These can be helpful for someone who is trying to hop into a large vehicle, like a truck. Running boards are a narrow step fitted under the car’s doors.

Basically a bug shield. These can help protect the hood of a car, truck, SUV or minivan.

Any chromed piece you purchase is a style addition. However, emblems are a custom preference that many decide to add when purchasing a car.

These can provide added stability, depending on the mounting. If you're accustomed to standard rubber pedals, they make take some getting used to.

These are absolutely a choice. Do you need to buy a chrome license plate frame? No, but they look good!

Rocker panels are a stamped steel piece. These are located running along the sides of a car.

These are a custom option. Window trims help keep the window in place and protect the auto glass from changing weather conditions.

These are important for a car. Without a gas cap, your car's exhaust system will be out of balance and your check engine light might come on.

Handle covers are pretty crucial. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to get in or out of your car.

This piece, like other pieces around your car, can serve as protection. These can also help you hop on the back of your truck.

This can help you draw attention to the rims, especially chrome trims. More than anything, these highlight the wheel wells.

These can help hold in place the rear lights. It can also protect the lights from harsh weather and from dirt.

These are an important piece for the back of the car. Without a tailgate handle, you wouldn’t be able to open or close it.

A rear hatch trim can help you enhance the look of the tailgate handle. These can be easily applied and don’t require much labor.

This adds some shininess to your car. It also provide support to your trunk.

These help draw attention to the rear ends. In addition, they give a customized look to the bumper assembly.

This covers shock towers. These covers are important in that they protect shock towers, which are built to survive serious weather conditions and maintain the car’s stability.

Mainly designed to dress up the throttle. This piece mounts right behind the air cleaner for a stylish look.

Talk about style! The washer fluid cover top plate protects the liquid inside from evaporating.

This is another custom option. These are used to reduce the amount of light transmitted.

These are custom fit. They are perfect for deflecting rain and debris while having the window slightly cracked during rough weather days.

These can give a car a bit of an intimidating look. Truly, these can set your car apart from the rest.

These are designed to cover the wheel. With chrome, these completely change the wheel’s exterior.

Yes, there are chrome cup holders out there. A chrome cup holder adds some style inside of your car, too.

This can be found in the center of the vehicle’s interior front. A chrome center console would make any car look slick!

If you’re tired of the plastic door lock buttons, this might be a good option to consider. Get rid of the plastic locks and insert chrome locks.

This is another way of giving your dash a fresh look. It’s easy to replace the factory dash for a flashier one with this.

Not a very visible piece, but still customizable. These can replace damaged or cracked factory cover and give your car a new look.

This piece is not only fashionable but it also serves a purpose. Mesh grilles offer protection for the radiator and a sharper look.

These can be loud, and now, stylish! However, if cars didn’t have mufflers, a car’s exhaust coming from the direct combustion in the pistons of the engine would generate an even louder noise.

These might not be visible, but they’re cool. Chrome floor mats can be slightly expensive, but they will last you forever.

Chrome fender vents can make your car look sleek. Plus, it adds to the sporty look.

These come in handy, especially if you drive a big vehicle through muddy areas. Mud flaps can protect yourself and others from rocks and other harmful debris.

Bed rails protect paint while also add style to your vehicle. If you don’t like the manufacturer bed rails, you can easily replace them with chrome bed rails.

A chrome logo can make it really stand out. This adds a flair of sophistication and modernism.

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