Now you might think a boot belongs on a foot and a trunk on an elephant, but in auto parts terms, you’d be wrong. The British term for the rear storage space is the boot and the Americans call it a trunk. But whatever you call it, a squeaking sound when you open up your trunk is irritating and could damage your bodywork, so why not show some love and give your car a little lubrication?
No, we’re not talking about Easter headgear here! The British refer to the cover for the engine space as a bonnet, while the Americans call it a hood. Think of Red Riding Hood! If you ask a Brit to lift the hood, they’ll think you’re asking them to lift their cloak. But seriously, lifting a hood and holding it in place can be an effort, so gas lifts make the job easier and safer—see how to replace your gas lifts if they’re broken.