Automotive Glossary


Automotive words, phrases and abbreviations.

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APS - Absolute Pressure Sensor

A barometric pressure sensor used to compare atmospheric and manifold pressures in electric fuel injection systems.

Aquaplaning

The effect when a vehicle's tyres tend to skid on top of water on the road.

Aqueous

Describes a water-based solution or suspension (see 'waterborne').

Arcing

Conduction of electricity across a gap. An arc is caused as contacts open.

Area

Length x width

Armature

Electrical windings around the core fixed to the spindle of a motor or dynamo.

Aroma

The smell of something such as perfume or worse...

Aromatics

A type of solvent based on benzene ring molecules.

Asbestos

Fibrous silicate material that can be woven into an incombustible fabric. Requires special handling as it is a hazardous substance.

ASDM

Airbag System Diagnostic Module


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