The dashboard is where many of the car's controls are based, usually matches the rest of the car's interior and is essentially a control panel.

The dashboard can be found directly in front of the driver and front passenger seats, at the front of the car, underneath the windscreen.

The dashboard complete will be specific to the make and model of the car, designed to fit securely and properly. The dashboard complete comes complete with lots of the controls needed to operate various functions, such as the airbag system, lighting, heating, air conditioning system, warning lights and fuel gauge. The controls that are found on a dashboard complete will vary depending on the make and model of the car. The dashboard will usually house the glove box compartment. Dashboards are often plastic and usually black or grey in colour, but dashboards come in many different styles, shapes and colours, and can be covered with various materials, so you are able to replace the dashboard complete with the exact one for the make and model of your car.

The dashboard complete is built to be durable but will need replacing eventually due to general wear and tear. If the dashboard has suffered damage in an accident and is broken in lots of areas then the entire dashboard will need replacing. If the dashboard is one piece and doesn't come in individual panels/sections then you'll need to buy a dashboard complete that will replace the complete dashboard in your vehicle and fit exactly with the make and model of your car.