Automotive Terms Dictionary
A contract granting the use of a car for a specified period of time in return for a set fee. Leases may be classified as open ended or closed ended.
vehicle weighing less than 14,000 lbs.
passenger cars and light trucks.
Limited Slip Differential
A differential in a rear-drive vehicle fitted with a mechanism that limits the speed and torque differences between its two outputs. Limited slip ensures that some torque is always distributed to both wheels, even when one is on a very slipper surface.
Lock Up Torque Converter
A torque converter that contains a special clutch that forms a solid connection between the engine output shaft and the transmission input shaft when a certain, pre-set speed is attained. This reduces transmission friction losses and increases efficiency.
MORE FROM CDNAUTO
Canada gas tax breakdown per province - Each litre of gas you're buying, how much of that amount is going to your government? View breakdown across all provinces.
High gas prices? Think again. - So you think you're paying too much for gas?. Take a look at pricing of gas around the world and see how Canada stacks up against other countries.
With gas prices surpassing $1 dollar mark we take a look at other fuel alternatives. Hybrid vehicles, CNG, Propane and other alternatives. Read our article on propane and natural gas
Diesel engine technology has been around for quite some time now. See list of Diesel vehicles that are currently available to you.