Glossary of Automotive Terms

Click on any letter to find automotive-related entries beginning with that letter.

Keyless Entry
A system for locking and unlocking doors of a vehicle with a central locking system without using the key. Usually, the user controls the locks by pressing a button on a remote key-fob transmitter. Some vehicles have electronic combination locks on the doors near the handle.
Kilometers Per Hour (KPH)
Multiply by 0.621 to convert to miles per hour.
Kit Car
A vehicle that is designed for assembly by the private hobbyist.