Acronym for the Society of Automotive Engineers. A professional
organization that sets standards for measuring horsepower and torque
and for many automotive products such as fasteners, lenses, and
South Bound, can be used in describing direction of traffic.
Sealed Beam Headlamp
A one piece, hermetically sealed headlamp in which the filament
is an integral part of the unit and the lens itself is the bulb.
Sealed beams are relatively inexpensive and when one burns out or
the lens cracks, the whole unit is replaced.
Special Import Measures
helps to protect Canadian producers from harm or injury caused by
the dumping of goods into Canada by foreign exporters or the subsidizing
of goods by foreign governments.
|Placed in engine's cylinder head, when engine's
cylinder is in the upper position spark plug is used to ignite
An aerodynamic device, normally on the rear of the vehicle, that
changes the direction of airflow in order to reduce lift aerodynamic
drag. A spoiler either reduces drag or create a downward force on
the car. It is called a spoiler because it "spoils" the
normal air flow over the car.
Springs, Torsion Bar
A long straight bar that is fastened to the frame at one end and
to a control arm at the other. Spring action is produced by a twisting
of the bar.
A predetermined ratio of the steering gears. Usually, the lower
the steering ratio, the quicker the response.
The distance the piston travels from bottom dead center to top dead
center within the cylinder.
The main support member in a MacPherson suspension system. The strut
also serves as the shock absorber.
Supercharging is the compression of an engine's intake charge above
atmospheric pressure by means of an air pump driven by a crankshaft.
This is not to be confused with a turbocharger which is an air pump
that is exhaust driven. A supercharger can provide boost faster
than a turbo and over a much broader engine rpm range. The disadvantages
of supercharging are higher power demands, more mechanical noise
and more complex control requirements.
Includes springs, shock absorbers/struts, and linkage used to suspend
a vehicle's frame, body, engine and drivetrain above the wheels.
Sports Utility Vehicle.