Car Definitions

What does Turbocharger mean?

A form of forced induction wherein a device uses an exhaust-driven turbine to force more air into an engine to generate more power.

What does Emergency Brake Assist mean?

An electronic system that maximizes brake efficiency during panic stops.

What does Horsepower mean?

Unit of measurement used when calculating how fast or powerful a vehicle is.

What does Immobilizer mean?

A security device that prevents a vehicle from starting unless the correct key is present.

What does Regenerative Braking mean?

A system employed in hybrid and battery electric vehicles that captures energy created during braking/deceleration and transfers it to the onboard battery. Energy stored in this battery is then used to power the vehicle at slow speeds reducing its reliance on the engine and making it more fuel efficient.