Australian Automotive Glossary

Half Shaft

The name given to either of the two drive shafts that runs from the transaxle to the wheels in a front-wheel drive vehicle. Half shafts may be of solid or tubular construction, and of equal or unequal length side-to-side....
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Halogen Headlamp

A sealed-beam headlamp with a small inner bulb filled with halogen gas, which surrounds a tungsten filament. Halogen headlamps may increase luminous intensity at the road surface by 50 to 80 percent, as compared to the long-conventional sealed-beam headlamp systems. Many halogen headlamp systems incorporate high-beam and low-beam in one element, enhancing their serviceability....
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Handling

The ease of vehicle steering and manoeuvrability around turns, up hills, etc...
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Hatchback

A passenger car with a full-height rear door that includes a rear window. Usually has a rear-folding seat...
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Heavy Vehicle Mechanical Technician

A person highly skilled tradespeople who service and repair the mechanical and electrical components of road transport vehicles and construction, mining and agricultural equipment....
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Heavy Vehicle Trailer Technician

A person responsible for the diagnosis and repair of the suspension, air brakes, wheel and hub assemblies, anti-lock braking, stability control, lighting, and electronic management systems of a trailer....
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HFC134a gas

A gas used in some automotive air conditioning systems. Dangerous to the environment...
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