Automotive Glossary


Automotive words, phrases and abbreviations.

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Anti-knock

Usually used to refer to an additive that is added to fuel, which makes the burning process more controllable, resulting in reduced tendency to knock.

Anti-roll Bars

Suspension component that reduces vehicle roll.

Anti-skinning Agents

Chemicals added to a paint to help prevent the formation of a surface film during storage.

Anti-trap Function

Facility to prevent electric windows closing and trapping something - your fingers for example! See also Bounce Back.

Antifreeze

Additive put in the cooling system to prevent freezing.

Antimony

A metal, which is added to lead, to improve its mechanical strength. Batteries were traditionally constructed with lead-antimony.

Antivirus Software

A software package that prevents computer viruses from damaging or destroying the system.

Application

Another name for a computer program such as Microsoft Word.

Applied Solids

Solids that remain on the substrate being coated or painted.

APS

Absolute Pressure Sensor


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