Australian Automotive Glossary

Tachometer

An instrument for measuring the speed of the engine crankshaft in revolutions per minute (RPM)....
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Tail Lights

A set of housings that include a vehicles brake lamps, reverse lights and rear turn signal lights....
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Telemetric

The integrated use of telecommunications and electronic data communications in a vehicle....
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Thermostat

Refers to a temperature-operated valve installed within the engine cooling system. The thermostat regulates and maintains the engine temperature....
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Tie Rod Ends

Ball and socket parts of the steering linkage that connect the wheel spindles to the rack and pinion or centre link....
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Time Sheets

Used to record the start and end time of tasks, or just the total duration. They may contain a detailed breakdown of tasks carried out during the service or repair. Information may be used for client billing, tracking and management....
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Timing

Timing refers to the crankshaft angles at which the valves open and close and at which time the ignition system fires the spark plugs....
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