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Glossary of Automotive Terms - K

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.

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Glossary of Automotive Terms K - Autotrader