Automotive Glossary


Automotive words, phrases and abbreviations.

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ABSV

Air Bypass Solenoid Valve

AC

Alternating Current

AC - Alternating Current

An electrical current that flows in forward and reverse bias alternately.

Accelerate

To speed up a process.

Acceleration

Increasing velocity or speed.

Accelerator

A substance that, when added to a paint, will speed up the rate of cure.

Accelerator Pump

Carburettor pumping system that introduces flow of fuel into the carburettor choke (venturi) on acceleration, particularly when accelerating from low speeds.

Accumulator

A hydraulic device that dampens the pulses and retains a residual pressure in a hydraulic circuit.

Accuracy

How close the data given is to the true value.

ACEA

Association des Constructeurs Europeens d'Automobiles. The European organisation that sets specifications for lubricants. There are three categories for engine oils. A for gasoline/petrol engines. B for light vehicle diesel engines. C for commercial vehicle diesel engines.


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