Automotive Glossary

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Wax Plugging

Formation of wax in diesel fuel at low temperatures that plugs the diesel fuel line or filter element preventing fuel flow.


Separation of wax in diesel fuel at low temperatures.


A thermostat operated by wax. As wax changes state from solid to liquid, its volume changes.


The change in a paint film due to exposure to natural forces, such as sunlight, rain, dust and wind.


A device used by paint manufacturers to simulate the effects of weathering. Painted samples are subjected to simulated conditions of sunlight, rain, wind and even salt spray, to test their weathering durability

Web Browser

A software package that allows you to view pages from the World Wide Web. Examples are Internet Explorer and Netscape.

Web Page

A document, usually written in HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), that can be accessed on the Internet.

Web Site

A collection of electronic 'pages'.


Description of the material used for seat belt straps.


A method of increasing force by use of a taper or inclined plane.

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