Automotive Glossary

Automotive Glossary

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Guidance offered by someone.
Entry link: Advice


Authorised Examiner – the organisation that operates and manages one or more VTSs and is responsible for controlling the quality of testing carried out. Except in the case of a ‘sole trader’ the AE is not a person but a legal entity (e.g. a company or partnership).

Entry link: AE


Air mixture in a hydraulic liquid that reduces the performance of a hydraulic system.
Entry link: Aeration

Aesthetic Value

A value put on how nice or appealing something looks.
Entry link: Aesthetic Value


Air Flow Control
Entry link: AFC


Air Flow Meter
Entry link: AFM


Air Flow Sensor
Entry link: AFS


Clumps of pigment particles which have formed loose clusters. Usually undesirable in paint, since agglomerates tend to settle out and exhibit poor colour or 'seeds', which are small granular deposits, other than dust, found in paint, varnish or lacquer colour.
Entry link: Agglomerate


A paint stirrer.
Entry link: Agitator

Agitator Cup

Paint cup used with high metallics and pearls to keep the pigment particles in suspension by continually mixing the paint. This ensures better colour uniformity.
Entry link: Agitator Cup

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