Car Definitions

What does Torque mean?

The pulling power of a vehicle. Generally, vehicles with higher torque are known to accelerate faster.

What does ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) mean?

Abbreviation for Anti-locking braking system (ABS) is an automated safety system that helps a car’s wheels continue to rotate during heavy braking, thus preventing a driver from losing control of their vehicle because of uncontrollable wheel skidding.

What does Manual Transmission mean?

A type of transmission that requires drivers to use a clutch and shift manually from one gear to the other.

What does Crossover mean?

Vehicles that are typically based on the underpinnings of a car but incorporate the size and features of an SUV.

What does Seatbelt pretensioner mean?

A mechanism that pulls the seatbelt in when the airbag is deployed, in order to keep the occupant in an upright position and reduce injury.