File Extension Library

.CAR File Extension

  • Category: Data Files

What are .CAR files and how to open them?

Can't open .CAR file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .CAR file.

What is a .CAR file extension?

.CAR file extension has been classified as Data Files.

.CAR is Car Explorer Data 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.

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.

File Type 2 Brew Component Application Resource File
Developer by: Qualcomm Category: Developer Files Format: Text and Binary

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.

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.

List of all softwares that can open the Brew Component Application Resource File
Qualcomm Brew MP SDK
Qualcomm Brew MP SDK
Qualcomm Brew MP SDK
File Type 3 Gary Gadget Car File
Developer by: Viva Media Category: Game Files Format: Text

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.

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.

File Type 4 CAR Archive
Category: Compressed Files

Compressed archive created by CAR file compression software

How to fix problems with .CAR files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .CAR files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .CAR file format
  2. You need to check the .CAR file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)