Australian Automotive Glossary

R12 gas

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

Radiation

Energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles...
Read more

Radiator

Part of the engine cooling system. Radiators help prevent the vehicles engine from over-heating....
Read more

Radiator Hoses

The tubes/hoses between the radiator and the engine used to control the heat in an engine....
Read more

Rear Demister

A device that melts ice or frost or removes condensation from a vehicles rear window....
Read more

Rear Spoiler

An aerodynamic device attached to a vehicles boot lid or tailgate consisting of one or more air-foils supported by uprights that allows air to flow over it as well as under it, resulting in decreased lift and increased stability at high speeds....
Read more

Receiver-driers

Receiver-driers are comparable to accumulators, although they serve a slightly different function. A receiver-dryer differs from an accumulator in these two ways: • Considerably smaller than an accumulator, usually around half the volume. • Always located in the high-pressure side of the system, usually between the condenser outlet and the expansion valve inlet...
Read more

Remote Boot Release

The control of a vehicles power-activated release using a button on an electronic key fob or smart key....
Read more