Car Definitions


A safety mechanism that automatically unlocks the doors when the airbags are deployed in an accident.

What does Downforce mean?

A downwards force created by the aerodynamic properties of a vehicle. The purpose of downforce is to allow a car to travel faster through a corner by creating more grip.

What does Hybrid mean?

A vehicle that combines the use of an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. Hybrids are known to be more powerful and more fuel efficient than traditional automobiles.

What does Skid plates mean?

A metal plate fixed to the underside of a vehicle (usually a 4x4) to prevent damage to vital components when contact is made with the ground.

What does OBD (On-board Diagnostics) mean?

An industry-standard port usually found near the steering column that is used to connect diagnostic equipment and read error codes through a car’s on-board computer.