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Automobile
                 
 Specialty Repair Shop
Category
 

 

Automobile
 Platform
Category
 

Platform refers to the mechanical internal design of a vehicle.

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Automobile
 Powertrain
Category
 

An engine and transmission combination which includes the drive shaft and axle.

 

Automobile
 Hybrid Vehicle
Category
 

A vehicle utilizing two distinctive but interdependent but interdependent forms of propulsion which encompasses a gasoline engine coupled with an electric motor.

 

Automobile
 Fuel Injection
Category
 

Using pressure to deliver fuel into an engine's combustion chamber.

 

Automobile
 Gross Vehicle Weight
Category
 

The weight of a vehicle which includes passengers, options, and cargo.

 

Automobile
 Transplant
Category
 

A foreign based automobile company manufacturing cars and trucks in the country where the vehicle will be distributed and sold.

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Automobile
 Captive Import
Category
 

A automobile or truck made overseas with a domestic name plate.

 

Automobile
 Aftermarket Part
Category
 

A replacement auto part that replaces an OEM part with a similar part for maintenance or repair.

 

Automobile
 Axle
Category
 

The drive shaft which revolves around the wheels of a car.

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Automobile
 Model Changeover
Category
 

Assigning a production machine to perform a different operation. This include changing a pres tool, jig, paint color, or loading a new part into a lathe. Changeover can occur when a vehicle assembly plant is beginning to manufacture an entirely new model.

 

Automobile
 Diesel Engine
Category
 

An internal combustion engine that utilizes diesel oil for fuel. Instead of using a traditional ignition system, a diesel engine functions by injecting diesel oil into the cylinders when the piston has compressed the air to make it hot enough to ignite the diesel fuel without a spark.

 

Automobile
 Driveline
Category
 

All the individual components beyond the engine up to the wheels which includes the clutch and drive shaft, but not the engine or transmission.

 

Automobile
 Heavy parts
Category
 

Major parts that includes chassis (i.e. shock absorbers, mufflers, exhaust system, struts); Drive train (i.e. U-joints, transmission parts, clutches); brake parts brake pads, rotors, discs); body parts (body repair kits, fenders, bumpers fiberglass panels, and glass).

 

Automobile
 New Domestics
Category
 

Foreign -owned automakers with manufacturing plants in North America. Auto production is designed for distribution and marketing in North America.

 

Automobile
 Powertrain
Category
 

An engine and transmission combination which includes the drive shaft and axle.

 

Automobile
 Tier 1 (T1) Supplier
Category
 

Automotive parts manufactures that supply final equipment directly to automakers. These are OEM (Original Equipment Parts) can include major subassemblies and modular components that can be installed into a vehicles as a unit such has a complete chassis system.

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Automobile
 Tier 2 (T2) Supplier
Category
 

Manufacturers that produce components for Tier 1 suppliers.

 

Automobile
 Tier 3 (T3) Supplier
Category
 

Manufactures that supply raw materials used in the production of components.

 

Automobile
 Transplant
Category
 

A car or truck with a foreign nameplate made within a country where it will be distributed.

 

Automobile
 Turbocharging
Category
 

A method to generate increased horse power and lower emissions by sending exhaust gases through a turbine which drives a pump forcing more air into the engine cylinders.

 

Automobile
 High Performance Parts
Category
 

Products that enhance the speed and performance of a motor vehicle.

 

Automobile
 Upside Down Trade
Category
 

This occurs when a buyer owes on a trade-in vehicle exceeds its current value.

 

Automobile
 Trade-In
Category
 

A buyer that trades in an older vehicle for a new vehicle. The value of the old vehicle is credited and applied to the purchase price of the new vehicle.

 

Automobile