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Automotive dictionary (encyklopedia)

Dictionary of terms and abbreviations for cars (automobiles), motorcycles (bikes),
bicycles, boats, engines, machines, machining and car fixing.

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Engine speed sensor

In most cases, a magnetic pick-up that scans the flywheel teeth and produces one output signal per scanned tooth, or a Hall generator in the distributor, whose signals are passed to the electronic control unit

Quantum yield

The ratio of the number of photon-induced reactions occurring to the total number of incident photons.

Test drive

A trial drive of a car after it has been repaired, or of a new car to decide if one likes it enough to buy it

Car Insurance Basics

Car insurance is one of those strange purchases: Everyone needs it, but no one ever hopes to have to use it.

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