Automotive Glossary


Automotive Glossary

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Allen

A name used to describe a hexagonal key.
Entry link: Allen

Alloy

A mixture of metals and other elements to form a metal with specific properties such as phosphor bronze used for bushes.
Entry link: Alloy

Alternative fuel

A fuel used in vehicles that comes from a source other than petroleum, such as ethanol made from corn and biodiesel made from vegetable oil.
Entry link: Alternative fuel

Alternator

An electrical generator attached to and driven by a motor vehicle engine.
Entry link: Alternator

Alternator Brushes

Soft carbon brushes that conduct electricity to the field windings via the slip rings.
Entry link: Alternator Brushes

Aluminium

Non-ferrous metal used as a substrate or a pigment.
Entry link: Aluminium

Aluminium Oxide

Sharp and hard abrasive - used in dry-flatting Production papers
Entry link: Aluminium Oxide

Ambient Pressure

Air pressure in the surrounding area.
Entry link: Ambient Pressure

Ambient Temperature

Temperature of the air surrounding an object.
Entry link: Ambient Temperature

Ammeter

Instrument for measuring electrical current.
Entry link: Ammeter


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