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Dictionary

An overview of the vocabulary.


Vehicle


Vehicle

Any means of transport on land, as well as all mobile agricultural or commercial equipment.


Brakes

Only the brakes can stop your vehicle. It is very dangerous if the brakes do not work properly. If the brakes make a lot of noise, give off a weird odor, or if the brake pedal does not work properly, have it checked with your garage. A vehicle that is pulled to one side when braking is also checked.


Tires

Worn or bare tires can increase the stopping distance and make bends harder on wet roads. Unbalanced tires and tires with too low air pressure ensure faster tire wear, more fuel consumption, and makes the vehicle difficult to control. Worn tires increase the effects of "hydroplaning" and increase the chance of a flat tire. Most tires have wear indicators that indicate when the tire needs to be replaced.


Cargo

Any good or material that is transported by a vehicle.


Laden mass


Maximum laden mass


Suspension

The wheel suspension is the system of tires, tire pressure, springs, shock absorbers and couplings that connects the vehicle to the tires. The wheel suspension helps to have a good control over the vehicle and ensures a comfortable ride over different types of road surfaces.


Exhaust system

The exhaust system reduces the noise coming from the engine and helps cool the exhaust fumes from the engine. It transports the gases to the rear of the vehicle. Gasses that are released from a leaking exhaust system can be deadly in a short time. Never run an engine in a closed garage or small space.


Engine

A badly running engine may fail while you are driving, this can cause serious problems for you and other road users. A poorly maintained engine is difficult to start, polluting, and uses more fuel.


Jack

A jack is an object to lift heavy things with. A common use is to lift a car slightly to replace a wheel.


Spare tire

A spare tire (also called spare wheel) is an additional wheel with a tire for a motor vehicle. It is intended as a replacement for a car tire when it is leaked along the way.