Vertical metal roof support between front and rear side windows on the side of the vehicle.
The amount currently due, minus previous payments, plus cash advances and purchases.
The amount the bank charges the consumer, expressed as a percentage.
The price of a vehicle without options but including standard equipment, factory warranty, and freight or destination charge. This price is printed on the Monroney sticker.
A coat of paint acting as the base for other layers to be applied.
The rate from which discounts or additions are calculated.
(Slang) A car for everyday transportation. Usually not in perfect condition.
A horizontal line, usually imaginary but sometimes indicated by a feature in the body design, just below the window openings on a car or truck body.
Full-length seat that can usually seat two or three people.
A property-liability insurance that covers more than one piece of property.
Bodily Injury Liability
Any liability that may result from the injury or death of another person.
The type of exterior shell or shape to a vehicle (sedan, coupe, truck, etc.).
This child-safety seat is designed for children who are too large for a baby seat, but not big enough to sit safely in the vehicle's seats.
Diameter of an individual engine cylinder.
Borg Warner Trophy
Victory in the Indianapolis 500 secures this, the most coveted trophy in Indy Car racing.
The cylinders are opposite (180 degrees apart) from each other. Also called flat engines, these are relatively flat compared to In-line or V engines.
Device or system that helps reduce the force the driver must exert against the brake pedal. May be hydraulic or electric.
A hydraulic (liquid-pressured) piston assembly that holds disc-brake pads.
The large circular surface that the brake shoe presses against to stop the vehicle.
Used in a disc system, it is a replaceable piece of backing plate and additional friction lining.
Occurs when the vehicle pulls suddenly to the left or right as the brake pedal is depressed. It indicates the brakes may be out of adjustment.
Shiny metal disk that brake pads squeeze to stop the vehicle; hence the name disc brakes.
A curved, replaceable piece of friction material used on drum brakes. The wheel cylinder pushes the brake shoes against the brake drum.
A person who represents the insured to solicit or negotiate for contracts. A broker may deal with many agents or companies on behalf of his or her client.
Individual driver or passenger seats.
A type of warranty that covers the entire vehicle for a limited amount of time.
Just one level below Winston Cup, some drivers race at both this and Winston Cup level. These races, often run the day before a Winston Cup race, have gained popularity and are now all televised live, nationally.