Australian Automotive Glossary

C-Pillar

The roof support between a vehicle's rearmost side window and its rear window. Also known as a C-Post. On a vehicle with four side pillars, the rearmost roof support may be called a D-pillar....
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Calliper

In a disk brake, a housing for cylinder, pistons and brake shoes, connected to the hydraulic system. The calliper holds the brake shoes so they straddle the brake disc....
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Camshaft

The shaft in the engine, which is driven by gears, belts or chain from the crankshaft. The camshaft has a series of cams that opens and closes intake and exhaust valves as it turns....
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Carbon Dioxide


A colourless, odourless, non-poisonous gas found in the atmosphere. Its existence in the atmosphere contributes to the greenhouse effect and global warming....
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