Automotive Glossary


Automotive words, phrases and abbreviations.

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Sealer

An undercoat that enhances adhesion by providing a barrier between the underlying paint and the new paint. Provides uniform colour holdout and an even, level surface for topcoat application.

Sealing Ring

A rubber (or similar material) ring that fits in or against an item to make an air or liquid tight seal.

Sealing Strip

Gasket to prevent leaks.

Search Engine

A program that enables you to locate information on the World Wide Web using keyword searches.

Seat

A machined face for making a good seal when matched with a valve.

Secondary Brake

Back up brake system, either mechanical or a split line hydraulic layout.

Secondary Cells

The cells of a rechargeable battery.

Secondary Shoe

Trailing shoe in a drum brake.

Secondary Winding

The high tension (secondary circuit) coil of wire in an ignition coil.

Seeding

The development of tiny insoluble particles in paint (in the can) which results in a rough or gritty film.


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