I have read that it's about 15000 to 20000 but I believe this refers most likely to things that a mechanic or parts-man would consider to be "parts" but which would each contain many, many parts themselves.
I would really like to know how many discrete components there are if one broke it down to individual manufacturing steps. For argument's sake I would accept, for example, that an old fashioned glass tube fuse could be considered one part, not four; but a CV joint or a fuel pump or an emissions computer are definitely not just one part each. I suspect that the answer from this point of view would be much larger, probably 10 or even 100 times.
If someone could answer this I would really appreciate it and I would also like to know how many there are in a modern car compared to one of 30 or more years ago.
there are 14000 parts in an average car
15,000 to 20,000 parts are in a car.
How many parts does a car have? How many parts does a building have? Hopefully you begin to see the problem with your question.
Automotive parts refers to car parts. Cars are made up of many parts that could be interchanged and sometimes need repair. Mechanics deal with installing car parts and car repair.
I think the internal parts of a car is the inside of the car for example engineand external parts of a car are the outer parts of the cars which can easily be seen for example doors, windows, bonnet and many other things.
Someone could order car bras from many different websites that sell car parts, as well as from local automobile and automobile parts stores that sell car parts.
A modern car consist of about 30,000 single parts (source: Toyota).
The amount of parts to build a car vary wildly depending on the type and model of a car. On average though a car made in the US by a major car manufacture will contain about 5000 individual parts. It also depends on what you consider a part. A fuel pump for example is a part but that pump contains many smaller parts.
Even the simplest car engine would have over 500 parts. There are many very complicated engines with thousands of parts.