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.CAR File Extension

File Type 1Car Explorer Data File

3.8 (20 Votes)
CategoryData Files

What is a CAR file?

Data file used by Car Explorer, a program designed for viewing information about different car models; saved in the eXtensible Car Description (XCD) format, a standardized specification for storing automobile data; includes information such as make and model, year, price, physical dimensions, and related images.

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By design, CAR files store information about all models for one make (or company) from a single year. Car files are often distributed as collections, or an archive that contains multiple CAR files in a compressed format.

NOTE: The Car Explorer application is no longer available.

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Updated 7/31/2014

File Type 2CAR Archive

3.8 (12 Votes)
CategoryCompressed Files

.CAR File Association 2

Compressed archive created by CAR file compression software

Programs that open CAR files
Updated 2006

File Type 3Brew Component Application Resource File

3.9 (9 Votes)
CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatText and Binary

.CAR File Association 3

Component Application Resource (CAR) file used by applications developed with for the Brew Mobile Platform (MP); describes assets available to an executing application; compiled into a binary .BAR file that is loaded when an application is run.

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Application resources in the older BREW 3.x and 4.x development programs use the .BRX extension. However, BRX files have been deprecated with the release of Brew MP. You can convert BRX files to CAR files using the Brew MP SDK.

NOTE: The Brew MP SDK is actually a suite of programs and plug-ins. For example, the SDK includes Brew MP development plug-ins for Microsoft Visual Studio, Adobe Flash, and Eclipse.

Programs that open CAR files
Updated 10/29/2010

File Type 4Gary Gadget Car File

DeveloperViva Media
3.8 (8 Votes)
CategoryGame Files

.CAR File Association 4

File created by Gary Gadget: Building Cars, a children's game that allows users to design, build, and drive cars; contains car part numbers for the user-built saved car; includes any medals won with the car.

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NOTE: CAR files are located in the Autos folder of the game's directory. Unfortunately, the Viva Media Gary Gadget: Building Cars program is no longer available for download.

Programs that open CAR files
Updated 11/13/2015

About CAR Files

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