Vehicle Technical Terms
With new and improved technology, vehicle manufacturers strive to make their cars safer, more economical and ultimately more attractive to potential purchasers.
Why Do I need to Know about Vehicle Technical Terms
Advances in vehicle technology are often relevant to safety and fuel economy. Having a basic understanding on some of these technical terms may aid in purchasing your ideal car. Occasionally, you may see a dashboard warning light illuminated. This may be relative to a specific feature on your vehicle that could be detailed here.
The A-pillars provide support for the roof of a vehicle and are located either side of the windscreen. A-pillars vary in size and can cause blind spots, that are particularly hazardous for cyclists and motorcyclists at junctions.
ABS or Anti-lock Braking Systems prevent the vehicle wheels from locking up during heavy braking. By preventing the wheels from locking, a skid which could otherwise render the vehicle out-of-control is prevented.
Adaptive front lighting essentially allows a vehicles front headlights to turn independently of each other. This allows for a significant improvement for illumination around bends.