Glossary of Automotive Terms - N
Click on any letter to find automotive-related entries beginning with that letter.
National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing; the governing body which sets the rules and regulations for stock car racing.
National Hot Rod Association
- Named Insured
The person or company that is designated as the insured.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
The federal agency that creates safety regulations for cars and trucks, crash-tests them, and analyzes safety-related defects that may require recalls.
- Negative Equity
The amount owed on a vehicle loan is greater than its market value.
Failure to use a certain degree of care.
- New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)
One of several crash-test programs run by NHTSA. Cars are crashed head-on into a rigid barrier at 35 mph, and instrumented dummies measure crash forces endured by properly restrained occupants. NHTSA assigns each tested vehicle a score indicating the likelihood of moderate, severe or fatal injury.
A mixture of nitric acid and methane which is used to fuel TOP Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars; is also called nitro or top fuel.
- No-Fault Insurance
A type of insurance where both parties in an accident file claims regardless of fault.
The termination of the insurance policy at the expiration date.