Car Definitions

What does ESC (Electronic Stability Control) mean?

A safety feature that improves the handling of a vehicle by detecting skids and compensating by adjusting braking pressure. This in turn helps maintain the intended direction of the vehicle.

What does Automatic Transmission mean?

Type of transmission that automatically changes gears instead of making the driver shift through them manually.

What does CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) mean?

Abbreviation for Continuously Variable Transmission. This type of transmission does not have “gears” like a manual or automatic, instead it maintains a steady acceleration curve with no pauses for gear changes.

What does Power Steering mean?

An electric or hydraulic system that multiplies the effort exerted by the driver on the steering wheel for added ease and comfort. Vehicles without power steering require significantly more effort to control and navigate.

What does Cold Air Intake mean?

A special pathway near the engine designed to allow more cool air into a car’s engine, thus improving performance.