Australian Automotive Glossary

A-Pillar

In the side view, the foremost roof support of a vehicle, located in most instances between the outer edge of the windshield and the leading edge of the front door upper. Also known as an A-Post....
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Abrasive Sanding

During auto body repair, sanding removes paint from surfaces and smooths body panels repaired with body filling compounds. Airborne dusts produced during these operations may contain hazardous substances, such as lead and chromium from surface coatings and abrasives from sanding discs, that can harm workers’ lungs and nervous systems....
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Accumulator

Stores fluid at approximately the working pressure of the hydraulic or pneumatic system in which  it will be employed, so that a supply of fluid is always immediately available to the system....
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Acoustic Induction Control


Engine air intake system using a valve that intermittently closes or restricts the flow of air to the cylinders, improving engine performance at some engine speeds....
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