(or boot lid
) is the cover
over the trunk/boot
of motor vehicles
that allows access to the main storage
or luggage compartment
. A hinge
allows the decklid to be raised, while devices such as springs hold it up in the open position.
On automobiles with their trunk in the rear, decklids sometimes incorporate a center mounted third brake light (Center High Mount Stop Lamp or CHMSL). A rear decklid may also have a decorative air spoiler.