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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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[1] The apparatus on disc brakes which hold the disc pads and straddles the disc. When actuated the pads press against the disc to stop or slow the vehicle.
See also brake caliper, floating caliper disc brake, pin slider caliper disc brake, swinging caliper
[2] On bicycles, the brake arms that reach around the sides of a wheel to press brake pads against the wheel rim.
[3] (British spelling is calliper). An adjustable measuring tool that is placed around (outside caliper) or within (inside caliper) an object and adjusted until it just contacts. It is then withdrawn and the distance measured between the contacting points.
See also dial caliper, digital caliper, inside spring caliper, machinists' caliper, outside spring caliper, pocket caliper, pocket slide caliper, vernier caliper

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Myth 1: Red cars cost more to insure

If you believe the owners of red cars drive more aggressively and get more speeding tickets, this would make sense. But there’s no data to back this up.

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