Automotive Terms Dictionary
A specially zinc-coated steel used on many major painted panels and in key unpainted areas of a vehicle to help prevent rust and corrosion.
Insurance which covers the difference between the replacement cost (paid by conventional insurance) and what is owed on the lease in case the car is stolen or totaled.
Gas Filled Shock Absorbers
A nitrogen chamber used to pressurize the shock absorber in place of the conventional air/oil absorbers. Gas filled shock absorbers have proven to provide more stable damping and improve ride and road contact.
divide the number of teeth on the driven gear by the number of teeth on the driving pinion gear.
converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. Produces either AC or DC electricity. In automotive industry replaced by the alternator.
Gray Market Vehicle
Cars that have been imported into the country.
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)
Maximum legal weight at which a vehicle can be operated.
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