Car Dictonary

Many of the car enthusiasts, struggle with a lot of car terminologies when they hear a lot of car aficionado using those terms. So, check out the list of the car terminologies, and start using them yourself. 🙂 😎
I hope this piece of car information helps you.

Car Glossary

A-Pillar: It is vertical roof support between the windshield and the front edge of the front side window.
B-Pillar: This pillar is on both the sides just behind the driver’s seat.
C-Pillar: This pillar is the third pillar usually behind the passenger’s seat.
AC Accumulator: An AC accumulator is basically a metal canister which acts as a filter for the Air Conditioning system.
Actuator: In simple words, it is a mover. It is a part of a machine that is responsible for moving and controlling a mechanism.
Aerodynamics: The study of the properties of moving air and the interaction between the air and solid bodies moving through it.
Air Brake: This brake works by air pressure. They are used as an alternative to hydraulic brakes which are used on lighter vehicles such as automobiles.
Airbag: It is a vehicle occupant restraint system which uses a bag designed to inflate rapidly and then quickly deflates during a collision.
All-Terrain Vehicle: It is commonly known as ATV, which is an open motorized tricycle or quadricycle bike designed for off-road use like recreational or off-roading activities including, hill climbing and dirt-track.
All-Wheel Drive: Commonly known as AWD and it is a transmission system that always operates in four-wheel drive and does not alternate with two-wheel drive.
Anti-Roll Bar: It is a rubber-mounted bar fitted in the suspension of an automobile to increase its stability, especially when cornering.
Antifreeze: It is a liquid, usually based on ethylene glycol, that can be added to water to lower the freezing point, primarily used in the radiator of a motor vehicle.
Automatic Locking Retractor: It is a mechanism which makes it possible to secure a child seat without using a seat belt locking clip.
Automatic Temperature Control: Its work is to maintain the temperature and humidity of the passenger’s compartment at a given level, regardless of the outside weather conditions.
Automatic Transmission: It is also known as self-shifting transmission or AT, is a type of automobile transmission that can automatically change gear ratios as the vehicle moves, freeing the driver from shifting the gears manually.
Body Style: It refers to the shape of a particular automobile. Be it a coupe, sedans, hatchback, station wagon, etc.
Boxer Engine: Generally, the layout has cylinders arranged in 2 banks on both sides of a single crankshaft and is otherwise known as the horizontally-opposed engine.
Brake Booster: A brake booster is an enhanced master cylinder setup which is used to reduce the amount of pedal pressure needed for braking.
Brake Caliper: They squeeze the brake pads against the surface of the brake rotor to stop the vehicle.
Brake Pad: It is one of the two rectangular pieces of rubber that press against the wheels of an automobile to reduce their speed when the brakes are used.
Brake Rotor: Its an important part of the braking system that stops the vehicle. Brake rotors are also known as brake discs. The vehicle’s brake pads rub on to stop the wheels from spinning.
Bucket Seats: These are the seats in a car with a rounded back to fit a person.
Camshaft: A shaft with one or more cams attached to it.
CVT: A continuously variable transmission, also known as a shiftless transmission or single-speed transmission or pulley transmission is an automatic transmission that can change seamlessly through a continuous range of effective gear ratios.
AMT: Automatic Manual Transmission is an automatic gearbox which does not change gears automatically, instead it facilitates manual gear changes without the need to devitalize the clutch pedal manually.
Clutch Disk: Also known as the clutch plate is the rotating part of the clutch, to which the friction material is attached.
Coil Spring: a helical spring constructed of metal wire.
Convertible: Cars with removable top.
Crankshaft: A crankshaft is a mechanical part which is able to perform a conversion between the reciprocating motion and rotational motion.
Cruise Control: Its a device in a motor vehicle which can be switched on to maintain a selected constant speed without the use of the accelerator pedal.
Crumple Zone: Its a part of a motor vehicle, especially the extreme front and rear, designed to crumple easily in a crash and absorb the main force of an impact.
Kerb weight: The weight of a car without occupants or baggage.
Damper: It is a mechanical or hydraulic device designed to absorb and damp shock impulses.

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